fleet’s first night at sea, some vessels have held their start line positions
while others are pulling ahead of their close rivals.
In Class A, three
Russian vessels are dominating. Mir, who
appears to be taking the rhumb line, remains in the lead on corrected time after
her excellent start yesterday.
Kruzenshtern, the 4 masted barque, has moved into second place and
Shtandart has slipped down into third place on corrected time.
In Class B, Tecla
(Netherlands) has taken the lead, having shaken off her rival from the start
line Nadezhda (Russia). Helena
(Finland) lies in second place with De Gallant (Netherlands) in third, all on
Class C leader St
Iv (Estonia) is ahead of 4 Oceans Dream (Poland) in second place on corrected
In Class D,
Lietuva (Lithuania) had taken the lead on the water, however from the fleet tracking it was clear to the Race Committee that she had missed the first waypoint south of Gotland. The Communications Officer has checked this and Lietuva is now heading south again in order to go round the waypoint. This will clearly affect the race placings and will become apparent in the next race report, which will appear here this evening.
Prior to Lietuva turning around, Fujimo (USA) was lying in second place followed by Akela (Russia), all on corrected time.
on corrected time are Mir, followed by Kruzenshtern with Lietuva in third
At the time of
this morning’s report (0500 UTC) the wind was southerly and had decreased to 4 knts, having been stronger earlier on. Visibility was poor, with rain and a moderate sea state.
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Culture 2011 Tall Ships regatta is organized by Sail Training International