Grand sailing ships assail Gdańsk's waterfront during this annual festival of maritime culture. The events are a reminder of Gdańsk's maritime traditions, which continue to connect the cities of the former Hanseatic League: Gdańsk, Klaipeda, Rostock, Karlskrona, Nysted, Riga and Szczecin. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the events are open to anything that floats, from tourist yachts to motorboats, which will also be made accessible to anyone wanting to learn more about maritime history and customs. Visitors also have an opportunity to sail around the Bay of Gdańsk on one of the vessels or watch the Nord Cup Regattas. The attractions prepared on land will take place on Ołowianka Island, including battle re-enactments, Shanties under the Crane, and for those wanting to relax there is always the Baltic Beach area. The grand parade of yachts will close the events of Baltic Sail.