Race report 12: Exciting closing stages

15 July 2013

Race report 12: Exciting closing stages
It's all change in the Class A category in the final stage of The Tall Ships Races first race leg 2013.

Paul Blshop, Race Director said, "Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) crossed the finish line at 01:18:45 UTC after displaying an excellent strategy to round way point 3 off the north west coast of Estonia in the closing stages of the race - she has provisionally moved up to first place in Class A on corrected time. 

"The forecast is for the wind to increase from a favourable direction and as Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden) has yet to cross the finish line, she has an opportunity to retake her first place on corrected time in Class A. The closing stages of race one from Aarhus to Helsinki are very exciting."

Note: all results are provisional and the placings are likely to change.The Correct Time placings at 05:00 UTC today were:

Class A
1              Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
2 Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
3 Fryderyck Chopin (Poland)
Class B
1              Morning Star of Revelation (UK)
2              Rupel (Belgium)
3 Valborg (Finland)
Class C
1                Sharki (Poland)
2                Ebb Tide (Netherlands) 
3                Dar Szczecina (Poland)
Class D
1              Akela (Russia)
2              Tomidi (Belgium)
3             Theia (Finland)

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

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Editor’s notes:

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.

About Sail Training International (STI)
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.

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