Most of the 91 vessels in The Tall Ships Races 2013 have arrived into the port of Szczecin to meet their 1200 deadline.
The Race Committee will now be reviewing the official race declaration forms before issuing final results either later today, or tomorrow.
An exciting day is planned in the port. Visitors can look forward to visiting the vessels from 10:00 - 20:00. A grand opening ceremony, with Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland is taking place aboard Dar Mlodziezy (Poland), followed by a record breaking attempt to sing Rod Stewart's 'We are sailing'. A giant stage has been set up for the Eska Music Awards and bands are playing throughout the day.
Meanwhile, crews can enjoy sports competitions from martial arts and rowing, to tug of war and chess.
The placings at 16:00 UTC/GMT were:
1st Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
2nd Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
3rd Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
1st Liv (Norway)
2nd Helena (Finland)
3rd Maybe (UK)
1st Admiral Dickman (Poland)
2nd Sharki (Poland)
3rd Dar Szczecina (Poland)
1st Akela (Russia)
2nd Tomidi (Belgium)
3rd Lietuva (Lithuania)
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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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