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The Tall Ships' Races are races for sail training. The races are designed to encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a "cruise in company" between the legs. Over one half of the crew of each ship participating in the races must consist of young people.

2009 Tall Ships´ Baltic Race was arranged on route Gdynia (Poland) - St Petersburg (Russia) - Turku (Finland) - Klaipeda (Lithuania). Event in Turku gathered about half a million spectators.

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