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In the summer of 2024 Turku will be one of the six host ports of the Baltic Sea Tall Ships Races, when large sailing ships arrive in River Aura from Thursday to Sunday, 18–21 July 2024! The event area in the lower reaches of River Aura will be opened to the public on Tuesday, July 16th – two days before the official opening ceremonies of the event.
The annual worldwide sailing competition for tall ships is held in the Baltic Sea every four years. Over 60 ships have already registered to arrive in Turku. Ships have until May to register for the event.
The event is expected to attract a large audience once again. In addition to the River Aura area, The Tall Ships Races will be present in the center of Turku. As per tradition, there will be crew competitions and a parade, but also a new two-day music event Slot Festival. Tickets for the festival are available at Lippupiste.
The Tall Ships Races Turku 2024 invites together not only the tall ships and their crews but also the audience!
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The competition has a long history of promoting equal youth sailing, and this ideology is still at the heart of organizing the event. According to the rules of the competition, at least half of the ships’ crew must be between 15 and 25 years old. Turku supports this youth sailing ideology by offering 50 young people ages 15–25 the opportunity to participate in the sailing sections of the event. Registration for the sailings is open until February 29, 2024.
The ships arrive in Turku on a racing leg from Tallinn. In the 2024 event, in addition to Turku, there are two other host ports in Finland: Mariehamn and Helsinki. The remaining three host ports are Klaipeda in Lithuania, Szczecin in Poland and Tallinn in Estonia. The ships last visited Turku in 2017.
Turku will host The Tall Ships Races sailing event in the summer of 2024. This is already the sixth time the city has hosted the event. The event will take place in Turku from Thursday to Sunday, July 18-21, 2024.
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