The quaysides have been a hive of activity today as the port prepares for the arrival of the fleet. All vessels (except for Smialy (Poland), who has had to take a detour to fix some damage to her rigging andKruzenshtern (Russia), who will be arriving on Saturday) will be in port by noon tomorrow. Only once they are all in and race declaration forms have been submitted to the Race Committee can the results be finalised.
A second Class A ship, Mir (Russia) - pictured - arrived in Gdynia this evening, as well as Fujimo (USA) and Lady B (Poland). Other vessels are expected as follows:
Brabander (Lithuania) 0800 local time 2 September
Sedov (Russia) 0900 local time 2 September
Thalassa (Netherlands) 1000 local time 2 September
De Gallant (Netherlands) 1200 local time 2 September
Tecla (Netherlands) 1200 local time 2 September
Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) 1200 local time 2 September
Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands) 1200 local time 2 September
Johann Smidt (Germany) 1200 local time 2 September
The official opening ceremony will take place at 1400 hrs tomorrow
and the festivities will begin….
To view the leaderboard, click here
To track the fleet in real time and see the positions on the water, click here
The Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.