The Tall Ships Races 2013 event in Helsinki,17-20 July, starts tomorrow.
A packed programme is awaiting the 3,000 young international sailors and up to half a million visitors are expected. As well as visiting the Tall Ships, the public can follow a colourful crew parade and prize giving on Thursday 18 July and enjoy a spectacular Parade of Sail on Saturday 20 July. There will also be an opportunity to meet see top Finnish artists and enjoy diverse cultural and children's events.
A highlight is The Tall Ships in colour - a display using coloured smoke rockets, never before seen in Finland at 2100, Friday 19 July.
1 Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
2 Tre Kronor af Stockholm
3 Christian Radich
1 Morning Star of Revelation
2 Ebb Tide
3 St Iv
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What is sail training?
Sail Training is an adventure activity, which includes far more than sailing instruction. Participants are required to confront demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. Those who undertake Sail Training on Tall Ships generally find it a positive life-changing experience.
About Sail Training International (STI)
STI is the international voice of Sail Training, a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation), which has worldwide membership and activities. Its purpose is the development and education of young people through the Sail Training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. It organises the annual Tall Ship Races and other international Tall Ship sailing events. STI members are 29 national Sail Training organisations around the world and STI’s head office is in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
The organisation was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for its work in promoting international understanding and friendship.
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