Cuauhtemoc Speeding Towards Finish Line

16 August 2012

Cuauhtemoc Speeding Towards Finish Line

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico) is expected to be the first vessel to cross the finish line tonight followed by Alexander Von Humboldt II (Germany) which is 30 miles behind and Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) a further 10 miles behind her. These Class A ships are also currently in the top three places on corrected time but these results are provisional and might change.
The very strong winds have provided exhilarating sailing over the 520 nautical mile rhumb-line course for those vessels that decided to start at the beginning of the start window on Tuesday evening. These winds have also been ideal for the large Class A ships allowing them to maintain maximum hull speeds.

The five vessels yet to leave A Coruña because of the strong winds are likely to run into lighter winds over the next few days but they are expected to arrive in Dublin by Thursday morning (23rd August) in time for the wonderful festivities. 


The five vessels expected to leave A Coruña tomorrow morning are:

Black Diamond

Alba Explorer

Thermopylae Clipper

John Laing



The current race positions on corrected time are:

Class A:

1st: Cuauhtemoc  (Mexico)       

2nd: Alexander Von Humboldt II (Germany)

3rd: Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

Class B:

1st: Kapitan Borchard (Poland)

2nd: Johanna Lucretia (UK)

3rd: Maybe (UK)


Class C:

1st: Dar Szczecina (Poland)

2nd: St Iv (Estonia)

3rd: Spaniel (Latvia)


Class D:

1st: Akela (Russia)

2nd: Tomidi (Belgium)

3rd: Rona II (UK)

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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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