Although Urania (Netherlands) celebrated being first over the finish line (line honours), it wasn’t until Belem (France) crossed the finish line that each ship’s unique Time Correction Factor (TCF) could be applied and a final race winner crowned. Each vessel’s TCF will adjust their final race time in accordance with a range of factors including the size of the ship and its design.
Race Director of the North Sea Feeder Race, Ben Stuart, looked at the final stages of the race for the ships.
“Having fought hard on the way up the North Sea, both Urania (Netherlands) and Shabab Oman II (Oman) entered the Skagerrak a mere 20 miles apart with Shabab Oman II ahead by about 5 miles.
“Urania battled valiantly and was rewarded as the first vessel across the finish line, but the Captain and Crew of Shabab Oman II show great sailing expertise and crossed the finish line only a few hours later. This would ultimately be enough to beat Urania on corrected time.
“However, both vessels were not safe as the French Barque Belem (Belem) took a tactical gamble on the weather turning to the north west and pushing them to the finish line. This almost paid off as Belem crossed the finish line with just an hour and a half preventing her the overall win from under the noses of the other two vessels.”
Race Director of the North Sea Feeder Race, Ben Stuart
Final Results – ON CORRECTED TIME (HANDICAP)
|Vessel Name||Class||Pos In Class||Pos OA||Finish Date||Finish Time||Elapsed Time|
Day Hr Min Sec
Day Hr Min Sec
|SHABAB OMAN II||A||1||1||26/06/2019||13:47:02||02 03 07 38||01 10 34 20|
|BELEM||A||2||2||27/06/2019||03:32:00||02 15 31 26||01 12 04 07|
|URANIA||D||1||3||26/06/2019||06:07:18||01 19 20 19||01 14 32 43|
|SHTANDART||A||Did Not Start|
FOLLOW THE FLEET LIVE WITH YB TRACKING
Once again, you will be able to follow the Tall Ships fleet as they make their way along the race route thanks to the YB satellite tracking system. You can keep up to date with who is leading each race leg and ensure you miss none of the sailing action.
Each participating ship in the Races is fitted with a YB satellite transponder, a self-contained battery operated tracker which allows tracking of a vessel’s position from anywhere on earth. All vessels taking part in the Races are equipped with one so spectators can follow the fleet – anytime, anywhere!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2019
Following the end of the North Sea Feeder Race, the Tall Ships will join up with the start of the Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg, Denmark. This year, Europe’s largest, free, family festival will visit north-west Europe during the summer, with a fleet of over 70 international Tall and Small Ships. The three-leg event will see vessels sailing from Aalborg, Denmark to Fredrikstad, Norway. Following this will be a stunning cruise-in-company along the coast of Norway to Bergen and a nail-biting race back to Aarhus, Denmark.
The event is open to young people aged 15-25, giving them the opportunity to get involved in a competitive event whilst also gaining skills in sailing, communication and building confidence. You can check out our dedicated event and Host Port pages to find out how you can take part!
ABOUT THE LIBERTY TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2019
The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 will see the international fleet of Tall Ships race from Rouen, France, to Scheveningen/The Hague, the Netherlands. We’re delighted to have now added a feeder race that will enable the ships to go onto the start of The Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg.
Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of occupied territory in Northwestern Europe, the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 will echo the theme of international friendship and understanding that is central to each and every Sail Training International Tall Ships event. After racing through the English Channel the fleet will embark on a Cruise-in-Company to Scheveningen/The Hague where there will be an invigorating port programme between 20-23 June.