THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
Between 22 – 25 July 2021, Mariehamn will be the proud host port for the Tall Ships Races, an international sailing ship regatta. About a hundred vessels will arrive in Mariehamn on 22 July after racing all the way from Tallinn. They will stay until July 25, when they set sails for Szczecin in Poland, the final leg of the regatta.
During these days, Åland’s maritime past is brought to life again. The Town of Mariehamn has long and proud sailing traditions. During the summers of the 1920s and 1930s, the West Harbor of Mariehamn was teeming with tall ships lying in wait for the autumn and the next 10-month return voyage to Australia. Aspiring sailors from all over the world came to Mariehamn in the hope of securing a place as an apprentice on board one of these ships, either as a necessity for getting their master’s certificate or as an adventure of a lifetime.
As a visitor you can take part in many exciting events while the ships and the thousands of crew members visit Mariehamn. Experience the crowds in the western harbor, eat well, enjoy singing and music performances, take part in exciting activities and learn more about sailing ships and history!
The Tall Ships Races is a race that takes place between different ports around the world every year, organized by Sail Training International.