Race two, report six: strong performance in closing stages

31 July 2014

Race two, report six: strong performance in closing stages
The little Polish brigantine Kapitan Glowacki made the most of the freshening westerly winds in the final stage of her race and crossed the finish line today at 14:00:14 UTC. She is now placed first on Corrected Time (CT) in Class A in the provisional results. The racing in Class A has been particularly close for every minute of the race since the ships manoeuvred for the start of the race off Bergen, Norway on Monday (28 July).
Liv (Norway) is first in Class B and is also the provisional overall winner of Race Two, with Kapitan Glowacki in second and Jens Krogh (Denmark) in third places on CT.
All placings and results are provisional and are subject to change at this stage. They will not be finalised until all captains have handed in their Race Declaration Form on arrival in Esbjerg to the Race Committee.

Paul Bishop, Race Director, Sail Training International said, "Looking at the rate of advance at the back of the fleet, and the wind forecast due to back to the south west, south and then south east before Saturday, the Race Committee has decided to move the Time Limit forward to 14:00 UTC/GMT tomorrow (Friday 1 August) (14:30 Class B  14:45 Class C 15:00 Class D) -  originally set for 0200, Saturday 2 August. So any vessel not having crossed the Finish Line by that time will be given a placing using Sail Training International’s “Finish at Sea Routine”.

"There is little benefit in the fleet racing any longer and it will give plenty of time for them to head into Esbjerg by midday on Saturday and start to enjoy the wonderful port festivities that have been arranged for them."

Meanwhile - the three Norwegian vessels Sorlandet, Christian Radich and Statsraad Lehmkuhl are waiting just outside of the harbour enjoying a last barbecue at sea, before heading into Esbjerg.

The interim position report at 1600 shows:

Class A

1 Kapitan Glowacki (Poland)
2 Christian Radich (Norway)
3 Statsraad Lehmkhul (Norway)

Class B

1 Liv (Norway)
3 Jens Krogh (Denmark)
2 Rupel (Belgium)

Class C

1 St Iv (Estonia)
2 Wilhelmstad (Poland)
3 Black Diamond of Durham (UK)

Class D

1 Gigi (UK)
2 Tomidi (Belgium)
3 Urania (Netherlands)

Please note that these are provisional results and are likely to change.

Race reports will be issued twice a day for the duration of the race – up until Saturday 2 August.  Reports will be published on the Sail Training International website here.

Yellow Brick is a satellite tracking system used to follow the fleet – is also accessible from the Sail Training International website here.

Photo: St Iv arrives into Esberg, Denmark - first in Class C for Race Two in the The Tall Ships Races 2014 according to the provisional results.  Photo by Valery Vasilevskiy.   More photos can be seen on Facebook.

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For further information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International on +44 (0)23 9258 6367.

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 

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