Race report 9: Seven vessels have now officially finished the race

13 July 2013

Race report 9: Seven vessels have now officially finished the race
Seven vessels have now officially finished the race leg from Aarhus to Helsinki in The Tall Ships Races 2013 and more are expected over the next 12 hours as the race to the finish line builds momentum. 

Mir (Russia) remains in the lead on the water in Class A with now just around 90 miles to go to the finish line and Christian Radich (Norway) has entered third place for the first time and is closing in on her Norwegian rival Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) in second place.

The current positions are:

Class A

1 Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
2 Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
3 Christian Radich (Norway)

Class B

1 Morning Star of Revelation (UK)
2 Maybe (UK)
3 Rupel (Belgium)

Class C

1 Ebb Tide (Netherlands) 
2 Sharki (Poland)
3 Dar Szczecina (Poland)

Class D

1 Akela (Russia)
2 Tomidi (Belgium)
3 Theia (Finland)

To keep up to date on the latest positions don't forget you can follow all the racing action online with Yellow Brick, which updates vessel positions every hour.  You can also download the Yellowbrick app and follow the race on your mobile or tablet. 

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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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