Race report 7: It'll be a close finish

12 July 2013

Race report 7: It'll be a close finish

Ebb Tide (Netherlands) and Tomidi (Belgium) are due to cross the finish line before midnight tonight and it will be anyone’s guess who will cross first. 

Ebb Tide is just ahead but Tomidi is closing in; but will she be quick enough to close her Belgian rival? 

In Class A Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden) is still leading on corrected time with Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) still closely behind in second place. Mir is now in third place. It is still very close and changes can be expected in the top three positions in the other classes too before they all cross the finish line off Tallinn in this tightly fought contest.  

The current positions are:

Class A

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

Class B

1 Morning Star of Revelation (UK)
2 Jens Krogh (Denmark)
3 Maybe (UK)

Class C

1 St Iv (Estonia)
2 Dar Szczecina (Poland)
3 Ebb Tide (UK)

Class D

1 Akela (Russia)
2 Theia (Finland)
3  Merisissi III (Finland)

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Editor’s notes:

What is sail training?
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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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