Race Two, Report Four: Lack of wind hampering progress for some

20 May 2014

Race Two, Report Four: Lack of wind hampering progress for some
At the time of this evening's communication schedule, current positions are as follows:

Class A - on corrected time
1st Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
2nd Nadezhda (Russia)
3rd Mir (Russia)

Class B - on corrected time
1st Johanna Lucretia (UK) and also 2nd overall
2nd Bodrum (Turkey) - pictured departing Sochi
3rd Adornate (Romania)

Class C - on corrected time
1st Sea Adventure (Bulgaria) and also 1st overall
2nd Akela (Russia) and also 3rd overall

Akela is first on the water, with Sea Adventure second. Akela appears to have passed the Waypoint, and is the only vessel to have done so.

At the time of the communications schedule the weather was NW 8 knots and the sea state calm. At the time of writing this report, there is a small amount of wind from NW but reduced to 5 knots.
It is expected to veer to the north and decrease further. Much of the fleet have no wind and are stuck in a 'hole'. Akela, Bodrum and Nadezhda, at the front of the fleet, may benefit from increased NE wind in their particular area starting tomorrow.

You can follow the fleet on the Yellow Brick system by clicking on this link

29 sail training vessels entered the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, with 17 having raced from Varna (Bulgaria) to Novorossiysk (Russia), including one Ukranian and seven Russian ships. 12 are now racing from Sochi (Russia) to Constanta (Romania). 


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 Ships 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. www.sailtraininginternational.org

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.

For more information about the event visit Sail Training International 

Sovcomflot (SCF)
SCF is the lead sponsor of The SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, 30 April – 27 May 2014, and was previously sponsor of The Tall Ships Races 2009. Sovcomflot Group is Russia's largest shipping company and one of the world's leading energy transporters. 

Its mission is to be the leading international energy shipping company, offering a full range of seaborne energy solutions to its customers, based on advanced shipping technologies and innovations, achieving long-term sustainability of growth and profits through a socially responsible industrial shipping model.
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