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1.5 million turn out to see "Tall Ships Races 2013" events in Riga


A total of 1.5 million people turned out to see "The Tall Ships Races 2013" events in Riga at the end of last week, Riga City Council informed LETA.

As reported, more than a hundred sailing ships and yachts from 17 countries visited Riga last week. The ships' 3,000 crewmembers went on a spectacular parade of Riga on July 27.

On Sunday, people had the opportunity to see the full-sail parade of tall ships leaving Riga for Ventspils.

As reported, Riga last hosted the "Tall Ships Races" regatta ten years ago, in 2013.