La Spezia opens to the public

03 October 2013

La Spezia opens to the public
Festa Della Marineria 2013, the local festival which is coincides with the Lycamobile Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta, was officially opened at noon today and since then thousands of visitors have walked along the pontoon to view the ships.  Most of the fleet are now alongside and the crews are relaxing after a challenging race.

The final results will not be confirmed until all the ships are in port and race declaration forms have been handed in, but provisional results are as follows (all on corrected time):

Class A
1st  La Grace (Czech Republic)
2nd  Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
3rd  Mir (Russia) - pictured

Class B
1st  Bodrum (Turkey)
2nd  Far Barcelona (Spain)
3rd  Pandora (Italy)

Class C
1st  Cybele (France)
2nd  Tartessos (Spain)
3rd  Galaxie (Spain)

Class D
1st  Akela (Russia)
2nd  Stella Polare (Italy)
3rd  Miles to Go (Belgium)

Full race results can be seen here (provisional results only)

Lycamobile - title sponsor of the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

Gaastra - official clothing supplier to the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

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For more details please contact Pauline Appleby, Media Manager, on pauline.appleby@sailtraininginternational.org Tel: +44(0) 7785 567487

Editor’s notes:

A word from your sponsor

Lycamobile is the world’s favourite international SIM card. With over 30 million customers across 16 countries, it allows customers to benefit from fantastic, low rates to call their friends and family abroad.

Lycamobile is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Lycamobile Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta, with its mission to connect to global communities.  

If you need to call your family and friends during the Regatta please look out for their stand space portside in Barcelona, Toulon and La Spezia.   

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.

A two-minute film can be seen here.

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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