Three vessels have crossed the finish line (five miles from the Cap Sicie light, south of Toulon) overnight - Akela (Russia), Mir (Russia) and Royal Helena (Bulgaria).
Provisional positions in each class, on corrected time, are as follows:
1 Mir (Russia) - pictured at the start line
2 La Grace (Czech Republic)
3 Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
1 Pandora (Italy)
2 Johanna Lucretia (UK)
3 Ciutat Badalona (Spain)
1 Spirit of Oysterhaven (Ireland)
2 Femme Fatale (Hungary)
3 Galaxie (Spain)
1 Akela (Russia)
2 Moon Dance of Oysterhaven (UK)
3 Vityaz (Russia)
These positions remain provisional until the fleet are all in port and the declaration forms have been submitted to the race office.
The weather continues with light airs and the remaining fleet are creeping towards the finish line.
The first ships are due to arrive into Toulon later today (Akela and Patriarc'h) with the remaining vessels due in before noon tomorrow (Friday).
You can track the fleet as they make their way to Toulonhere
Race results can be seen here (provisional results only)
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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.
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