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“THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2017“ ARE ON THE WAY TO KLAIPĖDA

The Tall Ships Races 2017 news
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The Tall Ships Races 2017, which started in Sweden arriving to Klaipeda. The spectacular show of the 84 tall sailing boats, to be moored in the quays of the Cruise Ship Terminal, the Danė River, the Western Baltic Shipyard, and LITECTUS III (Memel City), is going to delight the eye of residents and guests of Klaipėda 5 to 13 hrs. So long as the Baltic winds are favourable, the start of the celebration will be announced at the Grand Opening in the Cruise Ship Terminal on 29 July (Saturday) at 15:00, with as many as 19 national flags streaming in the wind of Klaipėda. This time, Klaipėda is awaiting sailboats from Poland, Russia, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Belgium, France, Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Oman, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and, of course, Lithuania.

About the ships:

Number of vessels entered in Klaipėda: 84
Naval ships taking part in the Tall Ships Races 2017:
1. Adventure (Russia)
2. Belle Poule (France)
3. Cisne Branco (Brazil)
4. Shabab Oman II (Oman)
5. Tornado (Poland)
6. Unia (Netherlands)

Number of vessels by class:

Class A-20
Class B-22
Classes C and D-42
The overall length of the vessels exceeds 9 Eiffel towers, i.e., over 2,800 meters
The tallest ship is SEDOV from Russia (122.30 meters)
The oldest ship is LEILA from Great Britain (1892)
The age difference between the newest and the oldest ships is 124 years
For detailed information on ships, visit www.tallships.lt

About the crew:

The total number of crew members in the Races is more than 7,000
About 3,000 crew members will visit Klaipėda
The largest crew is on Kruzenshtern – 61 permanent and 164 trainees

About the Races:

Total distance of “The Tall Ships Races 2017” is 1050 miles (1944 km)