One of the largest and most dynamically growing cities in Poland, it has built its quality by focusing on nature, sailing and greenery. It has the unquestionable potential for blending the dynamics and creativity of a metropolis with the space and tranquillity of a place that is friendly for nature and people. In 2007 Szczecin hosted the Tall Ships Races finale for the first time. Large sailing vessels returned to the city during the Baltic Regattas of 2013 and 2015.


Sail Training International (the Sail Training Association until 2002) is a UK-based organisation which promotes sail training education for young people aboard tall ships. The organisation has operated for decades: its first rally was held in 1938.!

Sail On Board

In 2016 STI launches Sail On Board, a website dedicated to promoting sail training to young people. The website contains the most important informations on how to join the sailing community, news about tall ships and races orginzed by STI.


The Sailing Centre is a safe haven for yachts and tourists, and for people who would like to 'learn the ropes' of sailing. It co-hosts maritime events to create a genuine sailing atmosphere in Szczecin.


Szczecin Art Agency is a municipal cultural institution that organises culture, art and entertainment events. One of the oldest art agencies in Poland, it is responsible for the largest mass events held in Szczecin.


The company's activities include the management of Szczecin's boulevards and quays. It also offers a seasonal small motorboat hire service for residents and tourists. Since 2016 Żegluga Szczecińska has also been active in the promotion of tourism (including the operation of Tourist Information Centres) and the comprehensive organisation of events in urban space (including Flower Alley and the Chrobry Embankment). The largest event co-organised by the company is the Tall Ships Races, which Szczecin will host from 5-8 August.