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KLAIPEDA SHIP PARADE 2018 PROGRAMME

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Andrius Pelakauskas 1

Summer is knocking on the door of Klaipėda in the name of the “Ship Parade” for the eighth time now. The mid-May event, dedicated to the European Maritime Day, has become one of the most social events in the city for bringing together more and more various initiatives and ideas each year. Nevertheless, the most desired part of “Ship Parade”, like the very first time, began at sunset, whereby marine tugs started their dance on the Curonian Lagoon, the water was lit up by brightly illuminated boats, and the sky was painted with vivid fireworks. The sea and its people have always and will inspire us.

19 May 2018
19 MAY, 07.00 – 23.00

PROGRAMME EN (PDF)
PROGRAMME RU (PDF)

07.00-09.00 Amateur fishing (the Danės river, old rowing base, Pylimo g. 6)

10.00 Opening of the Traders’ Fair (Cruise Ship Terminal)

10.00 Decoration of the sculptures “Childhood dream” (Cruise Ship Terminal)

10.00 Start of the regatta “Gero vėjo” (“Fair winds and following seas”) (Smiltyne Yacht Club).

10.00–12.00 Klaipėda kayak and canoeing junior championship.  For more information please call +370 679 25 454 (from Klaipėda rowing centre to the sailing ship “Meridianas”)

10.00–23.00 sailing to the open sea: Klaipeda Small Ship Owners Association “Pajūrio laivai”. Ships will be waiting on the Northern embankment of the river Danė towards the Old Ferry Terminal. Price: 10 EUR/hour (for children the price is negotiable).

10.00-14.00 Tournament: tourist canoes, stand up paddleboards. Advance  booking by e-mail: vandens.festivalis@gmail.com,  additional information by phone +370 679 25 454. No starting fee (distance between the Pilies and Birzos bridges)

11.00 Opening of the water sports festival (the river Danė, sculpture “Fisherman”)

11.15–13.00 Canoe polo exhibition game (distance between the Pilies and Birzos bridges)

11.30 Present of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy to the city: decoration of the construction “Small ship” with naval signal flags (the Revival Square)

12.00 Divers’ performance Sports diving squad of the Western (sea) Riflemen’s 3rd team of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union (in the river Danė next to the sailing ship “Meridianas”)

12.00-13.30 Rowing contest (from Klaipėda rowing centre to the sailing ship “Meridianas”)

12.00-22.00 Street Music Day (Klaipėda Old Town)

12.00 Ceremony of raising the flag of the Republic of Lithuania.  The flag shall be raised by students of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy (Cruise Ship Terminal)

12.30 Opening of the Street Music Day: Norwegian Jazz Choir “Swinglet” and the Mayor of Klaipėda city Vytautas Grubliauskas (the Revival Square)

12.00–16.00 Decks open for visitors. Ships of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority “Naras” and “Lotas”, STATE BORDERGUARD SERVICE ship “Aleksandras Barauskas”, Environmental Protection Agency ship “Vejunas” (embankment of the river Danė)

12.00–12.30 Swearing-in ceremony (soldiers and officers) of training students of Commanders of Junior Officers of the Lithuanian Naval Force (Cruise Ship Terminal).

12.30-13.00 Concert of Naval Force orchestra (Cruise Ship Terminal)

13.00–23.00 DJ Montello music programme (Cruise Ship Terminal)

13.00 Giant kite of the Ship Parade (Cruise Ship Terminal)

13.00–18.00 Cruise Ship Terminal lounge zone: comfortable chairs, “slow TV” with the view to the Curronian Lagoon, marine readings
Programme:
14.00–14.40 Jonathan Livingstone “Seagull”, part I
15.00-15.40 Jonathan Livingstone “Seagull”, part II
16.00-16.40 Jonathan Livingstone “Seagull”, part III
* under good weather conditions

13.00–17.00 Ship sailing pool for kids, boating knot making workshop. From 14.00  – a meeting with pets of PE “Linksmosios pedutes” (towards the revolving bridge)

14.00–23.00 International event “Museum Night”. Participants: Lithuanian Sea Museum, the History Museum of Lithuania Minor, Pranas Domsaitis Gallery, Klaipeda Clock and Watch Museum, Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania

14.00 -14.45 The River Parade (from Klaipėda rowing centre to the sculpture “Fisherman”)

14.00–14.15 Divers’ performance in the midst of contests. Sports diving squad of the Western (sea) Riflemen’s 3rd team of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union (in the river Danė next to the sculpture “Fisherman”)

14.30 Procession of students and teachers of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy towards the Northern Point (starting from 7 I. Kanto st.)

15.00–16.30 Final of the students’ Viking boat tournament.  For more information please call +370 679 25 454 (from Klaipėda rowing centre to the sculpture “Fisherman”)

16.00 “Albatross” award ceremony next to the monument “Albatross” at Smiltyne

16.20 Swearing-in ceremony of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy students to the sea next to the monument “Albatross” at Smiltyne

17.00-18.00 Exhibition regatta of models of yachts of Klaipeda Students’ Self-Expression Centre in the river Danė (between the Pilies and Birzos bridges)

18.00–18.30 “Dange duel” – tug-of-war by ferry, award ceremony. For more information please call +370 679 25 454  (in the river Danė, next to the sculpture “Fisherman”)

21.15 Start of the Ship Parade with “DFDS Seaways” ferry greetings and colourful burst

21.15–22.00 Night Klaipeda Ship Parade in the Curonian Lagoon

22.00 Performance by the “DFDS Seaways” ferry

22.05–22.20 Dance of “Towmar Baltic” tugboats TAK-10 and TAK-6 next to the Cruise Ship Terminal

22.30 Firework of the Association of Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies