The final of the oldest sailing event in the world, The Tall Ships’ Races, took place in Aalborg, Denmark. It was accompanied by a number of events during which the Polish Tourism Organisation presented the assets of our country as a leisure destination.
This year, two Danish cities hosted the Tall Ships’ Races in the Baltic Sea: Esbjerg and Aalborg, as well as the Dutch city of Harlingen together with the Belgian port of Antwerp. As many times before, the PTO International Office in Stockholm was there to actively participate in the event.
PTO presented Poland’s assets in the first of the above-listed ports, the city of Esbjerg. The Polish fleet was represented there by as many as six vessels: the Dar Młodzieży, the Fryderyk Chopin, the Belfer, the Farurej, the Zryw, and the Wielkopolska.
During the four-day event which, according to the organisers, had been attended by about half a million people, there was music, numerous games and competitions to enjoy, as well as opportunities to learn about tourist attractions in Poland. But, above all, participants were able to step on board of the ships. Poland’s participation in this event was a major PR success, which was appreciated by visitors to the PTO stand.
For the fourth time already, the winner of The Tall Ships’ Races in class A was the Polish brig Fryderyk Chopin, which sails with the PTO “Poland” logotype.