Race report 1 - 29 August PM Report

29 August 2011

Race report 1 - 29 August PM Report

Strong south westerly winds and squally showers are the main feature of this evening’s report.  

The wind direction has meant that the Class As, having crossed the start line on a south-easterly course, most have now tacked back across the Baltic sea but are making very little headway towards the finish. 

Bs, Cs, & Ds meanwhile are making better progress, though the strong winds and rough seas are making for challenging sailing.  

In Class A, Mir (Russia) - pictured - leads on corrected time with Dar Mlodziezy (Poland) second and Sedov (Russia) in third.

In Class B, Tecla (Netherlands) has come from a slow start to take the lead, followed by Johann Smidt (Germany) in second and Brabander (Lithuania) in third, all on corrected time. 

4 Oceans’ Dream (Poland) leads Class C on corrected time, with Villa Mare (Finland) and Smialy (Poland) in third on corrected time. 

In Class D, Lietuva (Lithuania) is first and also first overall.  Fujimo (USA) is in second place with Anya (Finland) in third, all on corrected time.

Camelot (Poland) is still in the port of Nauvo and reports that they continue to have engine problems  - they are hoping to leave port tomorrow but do not anticipate being able to cross the start line in time to take part in the race.  Nonetheless they are determined to remain on the communications schedule and be in Gdynia to join the rest of the fleet for the festivities. 

The weather forecast for the next 24 hrs north of Gotland is 20 – 28 knots backing SSW and decreasing 15-20 knots. 

The outlook for the next three days is that the wind will veer westerly and moderate.

To view the leaderboard, click here

To track the fleet in real time and see the positions on the water, click here

The Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.

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