Strong south westerly winds and squally showers are the main feature of this evening’s
wind direction has meant that the Class As, having crossed the start line on a
south-easterly course, most have now
tacked back across the Baltic sea but are making very little headway towards
Cs, & Ds meanwhile are making better progress, though the strong winds and
rough seas are making for challenging sailing.
Class A, Mir (Russia) - pictured - leads on corrected time with Dar Mlodziezy (Poland) second
and Sedov (Russia) in third.
Class B, Tecla (Netherlands) has come from a slow start to take the lead, followed
by Johann Smidt (Germany) in second and Brabander (Lithuania) in third, all on
Oceans’ Dream (Poland) leads Class C on corrected time, with Villa Mare (Finland)
and Smialy (Poland) in third on corrected time.
Class D, Lietuva (Lithuania) is first and also first overall. Fujimo (USA) is in second place with Anya (Finland)
in third, all on corrected time.
Camelot (Poland) is still in the port of Nauvo and reports that they continue to have engine
problems - they are hoping to leave port
tomorrow but do not anticipate being able to cross the start line in time to take
part in the race. Nonetheless they are
determined to remain on the communications schedule and be in Gdynia to join the rest of
the fleet for the festivities.
weather forecast for the next 24 hrs north of Gotland is 20 – 28 knots backing
SSW and decreasing 15-20 knots.
outlook for the next three days is that the wind will veer westerly and
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The Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.