Race Update 8

18 July 2010

Race Update 8
At the 1800hrs communications schedule, positions in Class A, B, C and D remained the same as this morning. Just one vessel has yet to cross the finish line, Aglaia (Austria) who is now experiencing very light winds, with all the others scattered around a variety of ports in the Skaggerak area. 

It is understood that 23 of the smaller vessels rafted together in Skagen last night and enjoyed a great end of race party. As the vessels arrive in Aalborg, many are requesting assistance with some issues to address following the strong winds of the race. The crews arriving in Aalborg are tired but full of the highlights of their great adventure with many having sailed at excellent average speeds.

Class A positions (provisional)
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
Christian Radich (Norway)
Sorlandet (Norway)

Class B positions (provisional)
Jens Krogh (Denmark) 
Tecla (Netherlands)
Constantina (Sweden)

Class C positions (provisional) 
Dar Szczenia (Poland)
Rona II (UK)
Black Diamond of Durham (UK)

Class D positions (provisional)
Polarrev (Belgium)
Tomidi (Belgium)
Miles to Go (Belgium)

The following are expected arrival times in Aalborg, although these may be subject to change:

Already in Aalborg:
Hansa, Spaniel, Zenobe Gramme, De Gallant, and Golden Lion

Due 19 July
(am) Mir, Shabab Oman
(pm) Kruzenshtern, Tomidi, Lietuva, Steppe, John Laing, Black Diamond of Durham, Tecla, Thor Heyerdahl, Zryw, Shtandart

Due 20 July
(am) Sorlandet, Brabander, Statsraad Lehmkhul, Christian Radich, Henrika, Astrid, Loa
(pm) Morgenster, Rona II, Dar Szczecina, Osprey, Esprit, Pogoria, Pelican of London

Due 21 July 
(am)   Georg Stage, Thalassa, Tenacious
(pm) Wylde Swan, Constantia

The intentions of others, such as Dewaruci (pictured) who has yet to provide their estimated arrival time in Aalborg but are currently in Skagen, will be posted when known.

All results remain provisional until declaration forms have been submitted and reviewed by the race committee in Aalborg.

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