After yesterday's challenging start to Race Two, the fleet fell into two main groups - one which headed ESE towards Corsica and the second group following the rhumb line towards La Spezia.
Mir (Russia) appears to be leading the more southerly group on the water, while Royal Helena (Bulgaria) and Stella Polare (Italy) are leading the other group on the water.
On corrected time, positions are currently as follows:
1st La Grace (Czech Republic)
2nd Santa Eulalia (Spain)
3rd Alexander von Humboldt II (Germany)
1st Johanna Lucretia (UK)
2nd Pandora (Italy)
3rd Far Barcelona (Spain)
1st Galaxie (Spain)
2nd Spirit of Oysterhaven (Ireland)
3rd Tartessos (Spain)
1st Miles to go (Belgium)
2nd Bellatrix (France)
3rd Cybele (France)
The strong winds from yesterday have given way to much lighter winds which will continue to decrease over the next 36 hours, making it particularly tough for the square rigged vessels.
You can track the fleet as they make their way to La Spezia here
Provisional race positions as the fleet make their way to La Spezia can be seen here
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