Race Report 3: Finish line in sight for some

25 September 2013

Race Report 3: Finish line in sight for some
Lights winds have continued during the day with light south/south westerly winds.  It is expected to continue in the same vein for the next twelve hours.  On the water, one of the largest and one of the smallest ships in the fleet - Akela and Mir - both from St Petersberg, Russia - are virtually neck and neck.  However on corrected time, the positions are as follows:

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

Class B: 
1st Pandora (Italy) 
2nd  Johanna Lucretia (UK) 
3rd  Ciutat Badelona (Spain)

Class C: 
1st  Galaxie (Spain) 
2nd Femme Fatale (Hungary)  
3rd  Spirit of Oysterhaven (Ireland)

Class D:  
1st  Akela (Russia)  
2nd  Moon Dance of Carrick (Ireland)
3rd  Vityaz (Russia)

The finish line extends five miles from the Cap Sicie light, south of Toulon and some vessels are due to cross it within the next twelve hours though at the time of writing Akela is just five miles from the finish.

You can track the fleet as they make their way to Toulon here

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Editor’s notes:

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