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Tall Ships Races 2013 Visits Riga

Coming this Summer to Riga, Latvia, scores of sailing ships from 35 countries will compete at the Tall Ships Races 2013 visiting the city for the first time in 10 years. The massive tall ship regatta is expected to deliver hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, and 99 of the world’s most fabulous sailing vessels are slated to compete July 25 – 28.

Alexander von Humboldt II

Alexander von Humboldt II - One of the ships competing

According to the news from Riga, more than 3,500 crew-members will take part aboard 99 vessels in the races which date back to 1956. For For four days Riga visitors and residents can experience these magnificent icons from bygone times. Here’s a chance to explore the ships, talk with the crews, and witness a parade in sail the likes of which is these days unparalleled.

To see the schedule of events in Riga, please visit the MeetRiga website here. The race, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, will commence in Arhus, Denmark from the 4th to the 7th of July.