This annual international sail rally takes place in Gdańsk, Halmstad, Klaipeda, Karlskrona, Rostock and Lubeck and is dedicated to seafarers and sailing ships. The Gdańsk part of the event – Sail Gdańsk – is a colourful celebration of sailing in the historical city centre, with races, parades, shanty music concerts and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the yachts, get to know the sailors, see up close the customs and diverse traditions which have governed the harsh sailors’ life for centuries. Held since 2000, when the Cutty Sark International Tall Ships’ Races took place in Gdańsk, the Shanty Songs by the Crane Festival has accompanied Baltic Sail every year. It features popular Polish shanty music bands and guests from abroad.
Place: Długie Pobrzeże, Gdańsk