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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 2 and US Feeder Race, Report 21: Finishes at Sea and News from the Crews

Posted on: 25.05.17

With the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 2 drawing to a conclusion at sea, and the US Feeder Race continuing exciting racing action towards Bermuda, we have some great updates from Wylde Swan (Netherlands) and Pride of Baltimore (USA)…

Here are the latest placings of the Race 2 from Las Palmas to Bermuda on Corrected Time:

  1. Jolie Brise (UK)
  2. Blue Clipper (UK)
  3. Wylde Swan (The Netherlands)
  4. Spaniel (Latvia)
  5. Rona II (UK)
  6. Vahine (Finland)
  7. Peter von Danzig (Germany)

Here are the latest placings of the US Feeder Race on Corrected Time:

    1. Oosterschelde (Netherlands)
    2. Pride of Baltimore II (USA)
    3. When and If (USA)
    4. Spirit of South Carolina (USA)
    5. Oosterschelde (Netherlands)
    6. Picton Castle (USA)

Note: Positions and placings are correct at time of writing. Check out YB Satellite Tracking for the latest information on both races

News From the Crew of Pride of Baltimore ii


32° 20.26, 70°17.33




11 knots

“We are clipping along with a triple reef in the main, full fore, stay, and jib with fore top. We have settled into a little rhythm now. It is still a very wet & bumpy ride, and everything is covered in salt. Phil’s battle in the galley continues.

“Being on a starboard tack means he must travel uphill from the stove to the sink. No fishing — we are moving too fast! All is well.”

News from the Crew of Wylde Swan

“Today is the last day of the race. There was not enough wind to complete the entire distance under sail within the time frame. A big shame.

“After floating around with almost no wind for a few days again, we are happy now to make some progress. On board everyone is happy and we look forward to see the America’s Cup in Bermuda soon. We expect to arrive at Bermuda at the 30th of May.

“Also the next leg (you can still join us!) from Bermuda to Canada will be great fun. At the moment we were restricted to the amount of sails we were able to sail with (due tactical decisions and our Handicap). On the next leg to Canada we can hoist everything we have.

“First 900 NM at the ocean and then cruise along the coast of Canada. All the way to the Great Lakes.  We leave from Bermuda at June 5.

“I’ve had a great past few weeks. The present is great and the future also looks great.

“What more is there to wish for.”


Watch the action as it happens and follow the fleet’s progress using YB Satellite Tracking.


You can still be part of this adventure of a lifetime. Berths are available for Race 3 (from Bermuda to Boston) onwards. Check out the available places on our Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta event pages.

You can book your place directly with a participating vessel, or if you’d like help simply email our friendly team on, who can make recommendations, answer questions and process your booking for you.

Photo: The Perfect View: Nothing beats a sunset with no land on the horizon (featured image and banner image courtesy of Valery Vasilevsky).