Exhilarating Sailing and Close Fought Battles

15 August 2012

Exhilarating Sailing and Close Fought Battles

The Class A ships and others that started yesterday have continued to make fast progress in the very strong south westerly winds that have provided them with some exhilarating sailing.

A further five vessels started today leaving the following vessels in port, or at anchor, waiting for the winds to moderate, which they are forecast to do over the next 24 hours or so:

Alba Explorer

Black Diamond


Etoile Adventure

John Laing



Rona II

Thermopylae Clipper

Alexander Von Humbolt II (Germany )is beginning to close in on Cuauthemoc (Mexico) threatening to take her lead on the water which she has held since the start. With less than 10 miles between them, Cuauthemoc has responded by heading further west in the hope to cover her opponent. These modern-day ‘windjammers’ are now lined up to have a closely fought battle over the next 24 hours for dominancy at the head of the race fleet.

The current race positions on corrected time are:

Class A:

1st: Cuauhtemoc  (Mexico)        

2nd: Stavross S Niarchos (UK)

3rd: Alexander Von Humboldt II (Germany)


Class B:

1st: Kapitan Borchard (Poland)

2nd: Johanna Lucretia (UK)


Class C:

1st: Spaniel (Latvia)

2nd: Antwerp Flyer (Belgium)

3rd: St Iv (Estonia)


Class D:

1st:Akela (Russia)

2nd: Tomidi (Belgium)

3rd: Asta (Germany)

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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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