Drumming, dancing and the massive high energy of thousands of crew. This is what made the grand finale Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony of The Tall Ships Races 2013 a once in a lifetime, memorable event.
You really should have been there.
The final winners of this spectacular international race were:
3rd in Class D on corrected time Lietuva (Lithuania)
2nd in Class D on corrected time Tomidi (Belgium)
1st in Class D on corrected time Akela (Russia)
3rd in Class C on corrected time Dar Szczecina (Poland)
2nd in Class C on corrected time Sharki (Poland)
1st in Class C on corrected time Admiral Dickman (Poland)
3rd in Class B on corrected time Maybe (UK)
2nd in Class B on corrected time Helena (Finland)
1st in Class B on corrected time Liv (Norway)
3rd in Class A on corrected time Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
2nd in Class A on corrected time Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
1st in Class A on corrected time Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
Communications Prize Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
Most International Crew Christian Radich (Norway)
Youngest Crew Urtica (Poland)
Line Honours Spaniel (Latvia)
1st Overall on Corrected time Admiral Dickman (Poland)
Greatest effort to participate and furthest from registered home port:
Ebb Tide (Netherlands Anitles)
Shabab Oman (Oman)
Cisne Branco (Brazil)
Best Crew in the Crew Parade Class B, C, D (as judged by the Szczecin Port Committee)
Best Crew in the Crew Parade Class A (as judged by the Szczecin Port Committee)
Alexander von Humboldt (Germany)
Race Series Awards for The Tall Ships Races 2013
1st overall race series on Corrected Time in Class D
1st overall race series on Corrected Time in Class C
Szczecina Dar (Poland)
1st overall race series on Corrected Time in Class B
1st overall race series on Corrected Time in Class A
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
Bermuda Cup: fastest elapsed time race series
Tomidi (Belgium) Five days, 15 hours, seven minutes, 20 seconds
Yujun Xu, Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands)
Yujun is from Wuxi, China and The Tall Ships Race was her first ever experience on any kind of ship.
When she joined the vessel she was shy and quiet and felt isolated amongst a crew of confident Europeans. She struggled with the physical aspects of sailing and with the range of different nationalities and cultures. But she transformed during the voyage and made an outstanding and very unique contribution. As her crew helped her, she in turn helped her crew to find their strengths. She nurtured international understanding and the sharing of different cultures and became a very popular and much loved team player.
Awarded to the vessel that, in the opinion of the other captains and crews, have contributed the most towards international friendship an understanding during The Tall Ships Races 2013.
Shabab Oman (Oman)
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What is sail training?
Sail Training is an adventure activity, which includes far more than sailing instruction. Participants are required to confront demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. Those who undertake Sail Training on Tall Ships generally find it a positive life-changing experience.
About Sail Training International (STI)
STI is the international voice of Sail Training, a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation), which has worldwide membership and activities. Its purpose is the development and education of young people through the Sail Training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. It organises the annual Tall Ship Races and other international Tall Ship sailing events. STI members are 29 national Sail Training organisations around the world and STI’s head office is in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
The organisation was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for its work in promoting international understanding and friendship.
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