Race report 21: Battle for first place in Class A

30 July 2013

Race report 21: Battle for first place in Class A
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) and Mir (Russia) are battling for first place across the finish line on the water. Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) is  putting in a strong performance and should take third place across the finish line on the water. 

Tre Kronor of Stockholm (Sweden) is in a good position and is in second place for Class A, but still threatened byStatsraad Lehmkuhl,

Meanwhile in Class B, Maybe (UK) and Johann Smidt (Germany)  are neck and neck racing to secure the sedond spot across the finsh line, with less than one mile between them.  

The placings at 16:00 UTC/GMT were:

Class A
1st   Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
2nd  Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
3rd  Kruzenshtern (Russia)

Class B
1st Liv (Norway)
2nd Helena (Finland)
3rd Maybe (UK)

Class C
1st Admiral Dickman (Poland)
2nd Sharki (Poland)
3rd St Iv (Estonia)

Class D
1st Akela (Russia)
2nd Tomidi (Belgium)
3rd Lietuva (Lithuania)

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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.
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