Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The tall ships are in Helsinki (17-20.07.2013)

After racing during 7 days on the Baltic sea, the tall ships are arrived in Helsinki (the last ones are expected today at 10am). Some of the most impressive sailing boats of the world (Russia, Brazil, Nederlands, Germany, Oman, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Norway,...) are welcoming the visitors from today to Friday in Hietalahti bay. It is possible to come onboard of the A and B class according to the opening hours of each ship. Alltogether, 113 ships are participating to the event.

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) is the winner of the A class

Many events are organized such as free concerts on three different stages in Heitalahti and Jätkäsaari, and activities for children including face painting and circus workshops. On Thursday at 9pm, Paula Koivuniemi will perform on the main stage. On Friday at 9pm, do not miss the daylight fireworks! It will be the first time that this kind of smoke fireworks will be used in Finland. On Saturday between 13:30 and 17:00, the ships will leave Helsinki in a parade and continue the race in direction of Riga, Latvia.

Check the full program here!

1 comment:

  1. I love riding in tall ships and enjoying a long day journey with friends and families. Wonderful post indeed.
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