Windjammers Ball

Windjammers Ball

The swing dance camp Windjammers Ball brings together Åland's sailing ship era and the golden age of jazz.

Åland had the world´s largest sailing ship fleet between the 1920s and 1940s. The windjammers circumnavigated the world, they sailed across the oceans with saltpetre from Chile and wheat from Australia, rounding Cape Horn on the way back to Mariehamn's west harbour, their home port.

For almost thirty years the windjammer Pommern sailed the oceans, until the outbreak of World War II. She set her sails as a merchant ship for the very last time on August 11th 1939 and left from Spurn Point in Hull, England, homeward bound for Mariehamn.

Music on Pommern
*Photo: Pommerns arkiv / Mariehamns Stad

With the opening ceremony on the Pommern and the evening festivities in Badhusparken in the west harbour, the all-ages, non-alcoholic event Windjammers Ball also has classes and workshops during the day from beginners to advanced level with the world's leading swing dance teachers. In the evenings, which are also open to non-dancing guests, you can dance with Lindy hop and swing dancers from near and far to the best swing jazz bands in the world.

There was a time when the sailing ships of the Åland Islands travelled the oceans. At the same time swing was king. Windjammers Ball will reunite them in a new golden age of jazz. Take an active part in culture and history:

Feel the call of high canvas, join us at the Windjammers Ball!


Co-organiser of Windjammers Ball 2011

Co-organiser of Windjammers Ball 2011 Co-organiser of Windjammers Ball 2011

Windjammers Ball 2011 is supported by

 Windjammers Ball 2011 is supported by

 Windjammers Ball 2011 is supported by LEADER Åland r.f.


Windjammers Ball 2011 Travel partners

Windjammers Ball 2011 travel partners Viking Line and Eckerö Linjen Windjammers Ball 2011 travel partners Viking Line and Eckerö Linjen Windjammers Ball 2011 travel partners Viking Line and Eckerö Linjen

Windjammers Ball 2011 Travel partner Tallink Windjammers Ball 2011 Travel partner Tallink

Windjammers Ball 2011 Media partner
Windjammers Ball 2011 Media Partner Nya Åland

Windjammers Ball 2011 Swing Talks in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 Swing Talks in association with ABF-Åland and Träffpunkt Ungdom Windjammers Ball 2011 Swing Talks in association with ABF-Åland and Träffpunkt Ungdom Windjammers Ball 2011 Swing Talks in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 Café in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 café in associate with Café Bönan Windjammers Ball 2011 café in associate with Café Bönan


Windjammers Ball 2011 Volunteering in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 Volunteering in association with Regnbågsfyren och Skunk Windjammers Ball 2011 Volunteering in association with Regnbågsfyren och Skunk


Windjammers Ball 2011 Internet and computer supplier

Windjammers Ball 2011 internet and computer supplier Mariehamns Persondatorer Windjammers Ball 2011 internet and computer supplier Mariehamns Persondatorer

Windjammers Ball 2011 Transportation in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 Transportation in association with Transmar Windjammers Ball 2011 Transportation in association with Transmar

Windjammers Ball 2011 *Photos by

Windjammers Ball 2011 *Photos by Ålands sjöfartsmuseum and Mariehamns stad Windjammers Ball 2011 *Photos by Ålands sjöfartsmuseum and Mariehamns stad Windjammers Ball 2011 *Photos by Ålands sjöfartsmuseum and Mariehamns stad

Windjammers Ball 2011 - sailing with Albanus in association with

Windjammers Ball 2011 - sailing with Alabanus in association with Eckerö Linjen and aland.com

Windjammers Ball 2011 - sailing with Albanus in association with Eckerö Linjen and Aland.com Windjammers Ball 2011 - sailing with Albanus in association with Eckerö Linjen and Aland.com
Windjammers Ball 2011 - stage props supplier

 Windjammers Ball 2011 - stage props supplier Windjammers Ball 2011 -  stage props supplier

Windjammers Ball 2011 - working material supplier

Windjammers Ball 2011 - working material supply by Algots Varv

 

Windjammers Ball 2011 - fresh fruit supplier

Windjammers Ball 2011 - fresh fruit supply by Mathis Hallen and S Market Windjammers Ball 2011 - fresh fruit supply by Mahis Hallen Windjammers Ball 2011 - fresh fruit supply by S Market


Windjammers Ball 2011 - stationery supplier

Windjammers Ball 2011 - stationery supplier - Mariehamns Bokhandel Windjammers Ball 2011 - stationery supplier - Mariehamns Bokhandel


Windjammers Ball 2011 Transfer Bus by

Windjammers Ball 2011 Transfer Bus by RBS Windjammers Ball 2011 Transfer Bus by Rundbergs Bil och Service

Windjammers Ball 2011 Flower decorations by

Windjammers Ball 2011 Flower decorations by City Blommor http://www.aland.com/se/cityblommor/kontakt