Race Report 6: Race ends with few to still cross line

27 September 2013

Race Report 6:  Race ends with few to still cross line
Race One from Barcelona to Toulon finished at 04:00hrs UTC with most, but not all, vessels across the line.

Light winds made for slow and challenging sailing in the latter part of the race, and those conditions are expected to continue for the coming hours.  

Around half of the fleet are now berthed in Toulon, whilst the rest are making their way in and will be arriving before 12 noon.  French ship Belem made her entrance this morning and the huge Russian ship Kruzenshtern is due to arrive later this morning.  Many spectators have already picked their spot to sit and watch the arrivals.  

Final race results are currently being calculated but will not be confirmed until all declaration forms have been handed in to the race office.

Toulon is ready for the many thousands of expected visitors, with a tented village in place close to many of the Class A ships.  

Pic: Amerigo Vespucci (Italy) and Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands) make their way into Toulon

You can track the fleet as they make their way to Toulonhere

Race results can be seen here (provisional results only)

Lycamobile - title sponsor of the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

Gaastra - official clothing supplier to the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

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Editor’s notes:

A word from your sponsor

Lycamobile is the world’s favourite international SIM card. With over 30 million customers across 16 countries, it allows customers to benefit from fantastic, low rates to call their friends and family abroad.

Lycamobile is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Lycamobile Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta, with its mission to connect to global communities.  

If you need to call your family and friends during the Regatta please look out for their stand space portside in Barcelona, Toulon and La Spezia.   

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