Race Update 3

03 August 2010

Race Update 3

It was all change at the 06:00hrs reporting schedule today.  In Class A on corrected time, Mir (Russia) has dropped back to fourth, leaving Sorlandet (Norway) leading the class, with Christian Radich (Norway) and Stad Amsterdam (Netherlands) in second and third place respectively.  

In Class B, Jolie Brise (UK) remains in the lead but Pegasus (UK) has dropped back to fourth with Wyvern (Norway) now in second place and Tecla (Netherlands) in third position.

Leading Class C vessels have all changed places, with Black Diamond of Durham (UK) now leading,  Dar Szczecina (Poland) in second and Spaniel (Latvia) in third on corrected time.

Dasher (UK) has overtaken Challenger 4 (UK) to take third position in Class D with Endorfina (Poland) leading the class and Hansa (Spain) in second position (and also leading on the water).

There have been two further retirements – Dewaruci (Indonesia) and Swan (UK).  

In contrast to Race One where the strong wind conditions benefited the larger ships in the fleet, the light and unfavourable winds in Race Two are certainly favouring the smaller, lighter vessels.    Currently the wind is WNW, force 2-3 with smooth sea conditions.  The outlook is for it to continue from an unfavourable direction, generally light and occasionally moderate, which means a slow and challenging race for the traditionally rigged vessels.  

Pic:  Dasher crossing the start line

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aharvey245 Report as offensive

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 6:18 PM

Great Site, Been Tracking my son Ashley Harvey on Black Diamond of Durham since they set sail, good pictures and good updates of the Race, look forward to seeing them arrive in Hartlepool over the coming days.

Spindloe Family Report as offensive

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 6:01 PM

Hi brilliant website tracking my daughter on the Sorlandet. Go Hayley x

WebAdmin Report as offensive

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 4:06 PM

Dear Tio,

Thank you for your advice, I am pleased that you are taking such an interest in the technical details of the race and would like to confirm that the Race Committee is quite content with the track Zenobe Gramme is taking and her role as the stand-by communications vessel.  

Kind regards,


Rui Santos Approved by administrator

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 4:05 PM

Definitely tracking every move of the Wylde Swan in which I sailed from Antwerp to Aalborg and also Tecla, in which now sails a fellow portuguese!

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Tuesday, 03 August 2010 3:46 PM

Hi Family Moss, thanks for your message. The reasons why a vessel retires from a race is generally confidential race information which will be recorded on her race declaration form and reviewed by the race committee in the finishing port.  It is often due to light and unfavourable wind conditions - if it is any more serious than this those affected would be notified.