The city and port of Klaipeda are busy preparing for the arrival of the Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta fleet, most of whom will be arriving over the course of the next 24 hours. Seven vessels are already in port, including Lithuanian vessels Brabander
, for whom Klaipeda is their home port. Other early arrivals include: Johann Smidt
(Germany) and Russian vessels Nadezhda
The festival takes place between Thursday 18 August and Sunday 21 August, when the fleet depart in the traditional Parade of Sail and begin the first race of the Regatta, which is to Turku, Finland.
alongside in her home port of Klaipeda.
The Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta
is organised by Sail Training International.