And the winner is....

30 August 2012

And the winner is....
Results of the Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2012 have just been announced.  The object of this race was to cover as much mileage as possible between the start in Dublin and the finish in Liverpool, taking into consideration waypoints, weather, capabilities of ships and crew.  The overall winner, having covered a corrected distance of some 369.53 miles is Tecla (Netherlands), who held a strong position throughout the race.  

Vessel name   Class  Corrected distance  Position Overall Positional in Class
(Class A/B, Class B/C) 
 Tecla (Netherlands)
 Challenge Wales (UK)
  B 
  C
          369.53 
          344.44
             1
             2
               1
               1
 De Gallant (Netherlands)
 Black Diamond of Durham (UK)
  B
  C
          336.98
          333.02
             3
             4
               2
               2
 St Iv (Estonia)
 Maybe (UK)
  C
  B
          327.15
          321.02
             5
             6
               3
               3
 Kapitan Borchardt (Poland)
Johanna Lucretia (UK)
  B
  B
          278.76
          271.18
             7
             8
               4
               5
 Prolific (Norway)
 Pelican of London (UK)
  C
  A
          267.28
          238.18
             9
             10
               4
               6 
 Tomidi (Belgium)   D        Did not start    
         

Prizes will be awarded at the Prize Giving Ceremony which takes place on Friday 31 August at 1500hrs following the traditional Crew Parade, which begins at 1400hrs.  

The only two ships yet to arrive in port are Pelican of London and Kapitan Borchardt, both of which are due to come into Canning Dock on this evening's high tide at approx 2220hrs.  The smallest vessel in the fleet, St Iv (Estonia) made a grand entrance on her own on this morning's high tide (pictured).  

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