Race Update 1 - 22 August AM Report

22 August 2011

Race Update 1 - 22 August AM Report

Following the 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 corrected time. 

Class C leader St Iv (Estonia) is ahead of 4 Oceans Dream (Poland) in second place on corrected time.

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. 

Positions overall on corrected time are Mir, followed by Kruzenshtern with Lietuva in third position.

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. 

To check out the leaderboard, click here

To track the fleet in real time and see the positions on the water, click here  

The Culture 2011 Tall Ships regatta is organized by Sail Training International

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