The fleet have made good progress overnight with light winds 8-10k from the south. They have all made reasonable progress and are now entering the Gulf of Lyon, with some ships half way to the finish. The wind is expected to decrease slightly today, which may create more of a challenge for some of them.
At the time of the communications schedule this morning the positions were as follows:
Class A: 1st La Grace (Czech Republic) 2nd Mir (Russia) 3rd Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
Class B: 1st Pandora (Italy) 2nd Johanna Lucretia (UK) 3rd La Recouvrance (France)
Class C: 1st Galaxie (Spain) 2nd Femme Fatale (Hungary) 3rd Tartessos (Spain)
Class D: 1st Miles to Go (Belgium) 2nd Akela (Russia) 3rd Moon Dance of Carrick (Ireland)
You can track the fleet as they make their way to Toulon here
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What is sail training?
Sail Training is an adventure activity, which includes far more than sailing instruction. Participants are required to confront demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. Those who undertake Sail Training on Tall Ships generally find it a positive life-changing experience.
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STI is the international voice of Sail Training, a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation), which has worldwide membership and activities. Its purpose is the development and education of young people through the Sail Training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. It organises the annual Tall Ship Races and other international Tall Ship sailing events. STI members are 29 national Sail Training organisations around the world and STI’s head office is in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
The organisation was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for its work in promoting international understanding and friendship.