Race Two of the Lycamobile Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta finished at sea at 22.00hrs UTC (midnight local) and overnight many ships made their way in to La Spezia under motor. There are now some 18 ships in port, including two Italian Navy ships that did not race but are here for the port festival.
Sixteen ships are still to arrive, including Alexander von Humboldt II, Santa Eulalia (Spain) and Santa Maria Manuela (Portugal) who are due to arrive tomorrow morning (Friday). The remainder will arrive throughout today.
The port festival officially opens at noon today, after which members of the public will be able to view the fleet from the pontoons and visit the festival village which has been erected close-by.
Race results will not be confirmed until all the fleet are in port and declaration forms have been handed in to the race office.
Pic: Adornate (Romania) arriving into La Spezia
You can track the fleet as they make their way to La Spezia here
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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A word from your sponsor
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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.