The first race leg of The Tall Ships Races 2014 from Harlingen (Netherlands) to Fredrikstad (Norway) sees yesterdays position leading Polish vessels replaced by three from Norway in Classes A and B.
Paul Blshop, Race Director, Sail Training International said, "The Captains and navigators of The Tall Ships Races 2014 had a challenging night with close racing as the light to moderate winds have backed against them.
"The Norweigan fleet are putting in a strong performance and have taken up some of the early leading placings in the race to their home country.
"The weather is forecast to remain in the north east for the next couple of days which will continue to give the crews a challenging, tactical race."
Current positions by class:
1 Kapitan Glowacki (Poland)
2 Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
3 Stad Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1 Colin Archer (Norway)
2 Wyvern av Aalesund (Norway)
3 Morning Star of Revelation (UK)
1 Hosanna (France)
2 St Iv (Estonia)
3 Wilhelmstad (Poland)
1 Gigi (UK)
2 Tomidi (Belgium)
Please note that these are provisional results and they are likely to change.
Race reports will be issued twice a day for the duration of the race – up until Friday 11 July. Reports will be published on the Sail Training International website here.
Yellow Brick - a satellite tracking system used to follow the fleet – is also accessible from the Sail Training International website here.
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For further information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International on +44 (0)23 9258 6367.
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 Ships 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 www.sailtraininginternational.org
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.
For more information about the event visit Sail Training International