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World's most beautiful yachts and training ships to visit Riga during "The Tall Ships Races 2013" regatta

RIGA, July 18 - From July 25 through July 28, Riga will host the international regatta of training ships and yachts "The Tall Ships Races 2013", the organizers of the regatta's Riga leg informed during a press conference yesterday evening.

More than 100 training ships and yachts from 17 countries will visit Riga during the regatta.

Rigans and city guests will be able to board and tour the ships that will be anchored at the Riga Passenger Terminal and the Andrejsala Yacht Club.

During these four days, Riga will host a variety of events, offering Rigans and city guests various entertainment opportunities.

The events will be held at the Riga Passenger Terminal and on Eksporta Street, where many Latvian musicians and bands, including "Busy Bee", "Meness akmens", "Perkons", Lauris Reiniks, "Musiqq", Liene Candy, "Sesta judze", "Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers" and Aija Vitolina, will perform on a large stage.

There will also be various events and concerts for children, as well as ad hoc cafes, restaurants, souvenir and craft fairs. The National Armed Forces will set up a recruitment tent and a helicopter will be on display next to it.

One of the most impressive events will take place on July 27, when 3,000 "The Tall Ships Races 2013" participants will go on a parade - Eksporta Street - Daugava Embankment - Town Hall Square - Kalku Street - Raina Boulevard - Riga Congress Center.

The central event, however, will be held on July 28, when the ships will participate in a spectacular parade as they leave Riga.

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