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Race Report 3: The Fleet Enters Headwinds and High Pressure

Posted on: 15.07.16

Dar Mlodziezy (Poland) has benefited from a more easterly course since WP 2 and has taken up second place on the water ahead of her sister Mir (Russia). Ocean Spirit of Moray (UK) has done well to extend her lead at the head of fleet.

The Class leaders on Corrected Time are below and are calculated using the effective distance the vessel has sailed during a given time and the vessel’s “handicap” or Time Correction Factor (TCF):

Class A

  1. Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
  2. Dar Mlodziezy (Poland)
  3. Mir (Russia)

Class B

  1. Jolie Brise (UK)
  2. Rupel (Belgium)
  3. Atyla (Vanuatu)

Class C

  1. St Iv (Estonia)
  2. Spaniel (Latvia)
  3. Ocean Spirit of Moray (UK)

Class D

  1. Akela (Russia)
  2. Tomidi (Belgium)
  3. Bies (Poland)

The front-runners are beginning to benefit from better sailing conditions in The Tall Ships Races 2016, race one. They are likely to generally extend their lead over the back-markers, who are slowing up as they head into headwinds and the area of high pressure. With at least 500 nautical miles to go for all vessels, a lot can change with the weather patterns as they are, so we should expect many changes in Class placings as the fleet races towards Lisbon.

For up to date positions of the vessels, please go to the YB satellite tracking page.

These results are updated every 15 minutes. Click select race leg option and navigate around Leaderboard, Teams, Zoom and Overlay options.

Photo: Christian Radich (Norway), Class A, crossing the start line of Race 1, the Tall Ships Races 2016. Image courtesy of Richard Sibley.