Race report 13: Helsinki is buzzing as the fleet start to arrive

15 July 2013

Race report 13: Helsinki is buzzing as the fleet start to arrive
Thirty nine finishers to date, and the port of Helsinki, Finland is starting to buzz with the excitement of the arriving fleet of international Tall Ships.

The remainder of the fleet are crossing the finish line and enjoying their time post-face either in Tallinn having fun, or anchored at sea, in readiness for the soon to begin grand festivities.  

Note: all results are provisional and the placings are likely to change. The Correct Time placings at 15:00 UTC today were:

Class A
1             Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)  
2 Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
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              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.

Website: Sail Training International

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For further information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International +44 (0)23 9258 6367, mobile +44 (0)7827 298733 sally.titmus@sailtraininginternational.org

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