There was no report this morning from the Communications vessel as she had to return to harbour yesterday in order for a radar to be repaired. The ship was fixed and left Toulon at 11.00hrs today in order to rendezvous with the fleet. They are indeed back with the rear of the fleet however they are still having a technical problem with the communications systems but the shore side race team and the communications officers on board are working to resolve this.
In the meantime the port of La Spezia is looking good and getting ready for the arrival of the ships.
Provisional results from Yellow Brick on corrected time, taking out a couple of vessels which are now motoring, are as follows:
1st La Grace (Czech Republic)
2nd Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
3rd Mir (Russia)
1st Pandora (Italy)
2nd Far Barcelona (Spain)
3rd Bodrum (Turkey)
1st Cybele (Spain)
2nd Galaxie (Spain)
3rd Tartassos (Spain)
1st Akela (Russia)
2nd Stella Polare (Italy)
3rd Miles to Go (Belgium)
Pic: Thais (France) crossing the start line
You can track the fleet as they make their way to La Spezia here
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