Race report 10: More finishers but light winds

14 July 2013

Race report 10: More finishers but light winds

More finishers but light winds make slow progress for others.

Many Class C and D vessels have now crossed the finish line, but light winds has meant slow progress overnight for the Class A and B vessels.

Mir (Russia) continues to lead on the water in Class A with just over 80 miles to go and Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) has managed to keep ahead of Christian Radich (Norway) and has slightly opened up the distance between them. This will be a closely fought contest all the way to the finish line.

Helena (Finland) is the only Class B to have crossed the finish line and Maybe (UK) and Morning Star of Revelation (UK) are in close competition with just a few miles between them for second place on the water in Class B.

The Correct Time placings at 05:00 UTC today were:

Class A
1              Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
2              Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
3              Christian Radich (Norway)
Class B
1              Morning Star of Revelation (UK)
2              Maybe (UK)
3              Rupel (Belgium)
Class C
1                Sharki (Poland)
2                Ebb Tide (Netherlands)
3                St Iv (Estonia)
Class D
1              Akela (Russia)
2              Theia (Finland)
3              Merisissi III (Finland)

Please note that these are provisional results and they are likely to change.

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Editor’s notes:

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