The Tall Ships Races 2013 in Helsinki, Finland

Above photo: The breathtaking Mexican Tall Ship, Cuauhtemoc!

Above photo: My favorite photo I took from the event, the breathtaking Mexican Tall Ship, Cuauhtemoc!

What an exciting time to arrive in Finland! We were very excited to be able to experience The Tall Ships Races right here in the neighborhood that we just moved to!

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Over 100 vessels were here this weekend for the races which began on July 17th and continued until July 20th. The event ended with the Parade of Sails, when the ships go onto the next Tall Ships Races location, the Port of Riga, Latvia. The races will later end in Szczecin, Poland the first week of August, 2013.

We enjoyed viewing all of the beautiful ships on Thursday, July 17th after they were all docked:

The highlight of the event was watching the departure of all of the beautiful ships during the Parade of Sails event on Saturday, July 20th:

We were a little sad to have to say goodbye to all of the ships. What an amazing experience it was to see so many beautiful vessels in one weekend/location:

For more information on this event, please visit:
http://www.tallshipsraceshelsinki.fi/

5 thoughts on “The Tall Ships Races 2013 in Helsinki, Finland

      • I indeed enjoyed Your photos. Me and my wife visited it also, but when coming from countryside (town of Mikkeli) we had time “only” few hours Our main target was Cuauhtémoc. I gonna make a post about it, but on next week’s Friday. I try to vary my posts which mean that next Friday there will be “quilted bags” found in Finland.

        Happy Monday!

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