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Race 1 – Klaipeda to St Petersburg


Embrace the challenge of the Baltic and take part in an epic first race in the Tall Ships Races 2021. You’ll get to enjoy some of the fantastic celebrations in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, before you embark on the start of your journey to Russia’s marine capital St Petersburg.

The seven day voyage will cover 440 nautical miles taking you north across the Baltic Sea and then east through the Gulf of Finland sailing between Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where the fleet will visit after St Petersburg. The voyage is a chance to embrace your inner viking in these historic waters and to sail past some of the best cities Europe has to offer.

This first leg will offer exciting racing conditions, with plenty of opportunity for you to put your skills to the test and learn something new. Whether it’s steering the ship and setting the course, hoisting the sails or sitting under the stars on deck as you start your night watch. You’ll be able to get involved with everything that happens on board until you cross the finish line in St Petersburg.

Visit Klaipeda

Visit St Petersburg

Keep checking back to find out details of the Tall Ships vessels taking part in this epic sailing adventure.