Second leg, race 1 morning update, Istanbul to Varna

19 May 2010

Second leg, race 1 morning update, Istanbul to Varna
The light winds that dogged the start yesterday have continued overnight making slow progress for the fleet heading to Bulgaria.

The currently forecast remains light with wind from north-west Force 3-5 this morning, but dropping to Force 2-4 this afternoon.

The leading ship on the water, 15 miles ahead of the rest of the fleet is Hansa, Spain (Class D) who is currently averaging 5kts. Akela, Russia (Class D) is next and, together with Adonis, Greece (Class D), Bodrum, Turkey (Class B), and Mythos, Greece (Class C), has also passed waypoint 1.

The leading Class A ship on the water is Mir, Russia who is currently six miles ahead of Dar Mlodziezy, Poland.

On corrected times the class leaders are, Alexander Von Humboltd in Class A, Tecla, Netherlands Class B, Mythos, Class C, and Akela Class D.

A once daily position report will be published on the website fleet tracking each morning as the fleet sails the second leg of the race to Varna.

To track the fleet as they race click here

To view the current placings of the race click here

The Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.
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