Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Toulon this afternoon as the crew parade made its colourful and noisy way along the Avenue de la Republique to Place d'Armes where the prize giving then took place. Spectators were standing several people deep awaiting the procession as well as watching from balconies and other vantage points.
At the prize giving the crews assembled and were addressed by Chair of the Race Committee, Chris Bickert, Race Director Mike Bowles, chairman of the Regatta Steering Group, Admiral Gerard Gachott and Hubert Falco, President of TPM. Prizes were awarded in the following categories:
1st Mir (Russia)
2nd Royal Helena (Bulgaria)
3rd La Grace (Czech Republic)
1st Pandora (Italy)
2nd Johanna Lucretia (UK)
3rd Ciutat de Badalona (Spain)
1st Femme Fatale (Hungary)
2nd Spirit of Oysterhaven (Ireland)
3rd Galaxie (Spain)
1st Miles to Go (Belgium)
2nd Akela (Russia)
3rd Moondance of Carrick (Ireland)
1st Crew in the Sports Tournament: Kruzenschtern (Russia)
Communications prize (donated by Sail Training International): Bodrum (Turkey)
Most International Crew: Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands)
Best Crew in Crew Parade (Class A): Pogoria (Poland)
Best Crew in Crew Parade (Class B,C,D): Tartessos (Spain)
Youngest Captain in Race One: Patrick Townsley (aged 23) Moondance of Carrick
Youngest Average Age Crew: La Recouvrance (France)
Line Honours: Akela (Russia)
1st overall on correct time: Mir (Russia)
This evening the trainees will enjoy themselves at the crew party, which includes a dance competition.
Pic: Crew from Far Barcelona (Spain)
Full race results can be seen here
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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.
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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.