An Irish Welcome for our Finishing Fleet

19 August 2012

An Irish Welcome for our Finishing Fleet

Just six vessels remain racing in the final few days of the last leg of The Tall Ships Races 2012.   Five have now retired, including Maybe (UK) who had been holding third place in the 'B' class for the last few days. Johanna Lucretia (UK) is the last remaining vessel, currently second in Class 'B' on corrected time, to cross the finish line, but she has just 18 miles to go.

Gale force winds have delivered tough sailing conditions for the fleet.  Thanks go to the Irish ports who offered hospitality to our crews who have needed to take breaks ashore -  Cork, Waterford, Dun Laoghaire and Belfast.

Some vessels have now arrived in Dublin port and others are anchored at sea - but all will be arriving in time for the exciting four day festival 23 - 26 August in Dublin’s Docklands area.

The current race positions on corrected time are:

Class A
1st: Cuauhtemoc  (Mexico) FINISHED

2nd: Alexander Von Humboldt II (Germany) FINISHED

3rd: Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) FINISHED

Class B
1st: Kapitan Borchard (Poland) FINISHED

2nd: Johanna Lucretia (UK)

Class C
1st: Dar Szczecina (Poland) FINISHED

2nd: St Iv (Estonia) FINISHED

3rd: Spaniel (Latvia) FINISHED
Class D
1st: Tomidi (Belgium) FINSHED

2nd: Akela (Russia) FINISHED

3rd: Gigi (UK) FINISHED

Register to Follow the Fleet for live tracking (updated hourly) or for a list of the official interim results which are updated twice a day, CLICK HERE

The Tall Ships Races 2012, Presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International is taking place in the following host ports: 

St Malo - Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July (race start Monday 9 July)
- Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July
Cadiz - Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July
A Coruña - Friday 10 to Monday 13 August
Dublin - Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August

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