Ships receive a warm welcome into Hartlepool

06 August 2010

Ships receive a warm welcome into Hartlepool

Hartlepool is giving a warm welcome to the fleet as the ships make their way into port.  Some 35 are already in port, having arrived throughout the day and evening yesterday.  From 11:30hrs today (Friday) a large number of Class A ships are due to arrive in the harbour, including Alexander von Humboldt, Pelican of London and Christian Radich, followed by Wylde Swan and Mir at approximately 12:00 noon.   Stad Amsterdam is expected at 15:00 and the Omani naval cadet ship, Shabab Oman, complete with pipers and drummers, at 19:00hrs.

Provisional race results have been published but cannot be finalised until all ships are in port and have handed in their declaration forms to be scrutinized by the race committee.  The fleet should be in port by 12:00 noon on Saturday, so final results will then be published on Saturday afternoon.

To view the full list of provisional placings, click here .

View tracking via satellite on The Tall Ships Races 2010 (updated two-hourly - please note this is a pilot system and not all vessels are currently showing up on the system. For a full update of positions please refer to the tracking and placing links below). 

To see more images from The Tall Ships Races, click here.

The Tall Ships Races, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International.

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