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The Tallinn Maritime Days 2019 programme is public

29. May 2019
Tallinn Maritime Days will take place on July 12-14 in four ports of Tallinn. This year, the organizers want to give the opportunity to go to the sea to as many people as possible.

This year’s Tallinn Maritime Days will take place on July 12-14 in four ports of Tallinn. Today, on May 29th, the organizers announced the program of the Maritime Festival taking place at the Old Harbour, Seaplane Harbour, Noblessner Harbour and Haven Kakumäe Marina. This year, the organizers want to give the opportunity to go to the sea to as many people as possible. Several shipping lines are open that operate regularly during the Maritime Days. There are also cruises on the bay and sea taxis running on a tight schedule.

Photo by Hendrik Osula
Photo by Hendrik Osula

“Tallinn has historically been an important sea town, but access to the sea has not always been so freely available to the citizens. The idea of the Maritime Days has been to open the sea more and more to the city dwellers. Therefore, the focus of this year’s Maritime Days is to create a maritime connection between different ports. This way, those interested can travel to Kakumäe, Pirita, Naisssaar and the island of Aegna in addition to the Old Harbour and the Seaplane Harbour. Longer sea trips can be enjoyed on sailing ships, faster journeys can be made by sea taxis. I would like to invite all the city dwellers of Tallinn and sea-friends visiting Tallinn to come to the sea,” said Vadim Belobrovtsev, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn.

“Tallinn has historically been an important sea town, but access to the sea has not always been so freely available to the citizens. The idea of the Maritime Days has been to open the sea more and more to the city dwellers. Therefore, the focus of this year’s Maritime Days is to create a maritime connection between different ports. This way, those interested can travel to Kakumäe, Pirita, Naisssaar and the island of Aegna in addition to the Old Harbour and the Seaplane Harbour. Longer sea trips can be enjoyed on sailing ships, faster journeys can be made by sea taxis. I would like to invite all the city dwellers of Tallinn and sea-friends visiting Tallinn to come to the sea,” said Vadim Belobrovtsev, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn.

This year, Estonian historical wooden ships Hiiu Angel, Moonland and Lisette are visiting the Tallinn Maritime Days. There are foreign sailing ships Libava, Alexandra, Astrid, Svanhild, Ingrid and Krazotka expected to come to Tallinn Bay. The 60-meter-long ship of the Maritime Administration, EVA316, is open to visitors all three days. In addition, on July 14th, the Seaplane Harbor will be visited by Admiral Bellingshausen, a sailing vessel from the Antarctic expedition.

According to Lauri Väinsalu, the Marine Coordinator of the Tallinn Maritime Days, there are other plans for marine activities in addition to ship journeys. “Traditionally, a sailing regatta Tallinn Race takes place in Tallinn’s Seaplane Harbour. In addition, you can go to the sea at the Seaplane Harbour and Kakumägi and try sailing on Bluesail sailboats. It is also worth mentioning the opportunity to do SUP paddle board yoga in the open sea, in the water area of the harbour and together with the pet,”explains Väinsalu.

As one very special project, Väinsalu also mentions a concert. “This year’s opening concert of the Maritime Days will take place in the waters of the Noblessner Marina, where Reket and the legendary Anne Veski will perform on a joint concert on a minesweeper. What exactly the duo is doing to perform, will of course become known once the Maritime Days will get closer“, Väinsalu remains mysterious.

In addition to what has been mentioned above, the programme of the Tallinn Maritime Days includes the Fishery Information Center’s fish-area in Haven Kakumäe, children’s areas in all ports and various concerts on the different stages of the Maritime Days. This way you can hear the songs of Code One in Cuban rhythms, visit Disco Tallinn afterparty, follow the show of slackliner Tauri Vahesaar, enjoy Ultima Thule’s timeless music and much more.

Tallinn Maritime Days is Estonia’s largest marine and family festival, attracting more than 100,000 visitors to Tallinn’s ports. The diverse program offers seaside concerts, activities for children and plenty of opportunities to go to the sea. Tallinn Maritime Days 2019 will take place from July 12th to 14th. Tallinn Maritime Days will take place in the cooperation of Tallinn Culture Board, Estonian Maritime Museum, Noblessner Harbour and Haven Kakumäe.

Photo by Hendrik Osula