Race report 5: Fleet informed of sad news

11 July 2013

Race report 5: Fleet informed of sad news
The Tall Ships Race continues to Helsinki but today’s racing has been sadly overshadowed by the sinking of Wyvern (Norway), and the loss of an engineer aboard Wylde Swan (Netherlands) who was tragically lost at sea during the salvage attempt.  A report of the incident was transmitted to the fleet and can be seen here. 

Class A
1 Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
2 Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) 
3 Mir (Russia)

Class B
Maybe (UK)
2 Utopia (Denmark)
3 Morning Star of Revelation (UK)

Class C

1 Dar Szcecina (Poland)  
2 Filou (Germany)
3 Black Diamond of Durham (UK)

Class D
1 Akela (Russia)
2 Merisissi II (Finland)
3 Rona II (UK)

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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.

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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