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Race Report 12: Racing Over and Cruising Begins

Posted on: 03.08.16

The Race Committee of The Tall Ships Races 2016 have published the provisional race results for Race Three and Hosanna (France) is in first place overall on corrected time, with St Iv (Estonia) in second place and Spaniel (Latvia) in third.

Paul Bishop, Race Director, Sail Training International summarised the race conditions of the final leg of this spectacular annual event:

“The wind conditions on Race Three had generally favoured the more modern vessels without spinnakers in Class C, but there has been some very competitive and close racing in all classes since the start off Cadiz. These light and variable headwinds demanded a great deal of focus by the captains, navigators and crew to coax their vessels towards the finish line.

“The crews in the top placings have worked hard to earn their results and I am sure that they are looking forward to a relaxing time on the Cruise-in-Company as they head up the Iberian Peninsula towards A Coruna.”

Top three placings in each class as are as follows:

Class A

  1. Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
  2. Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
  3. Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)

Class B

  1. Jolie Brise (UK)
  2. Rupel (Belgium)
  3. Maybe (UK)

Class C

  1. Hosanna (France)
  2. St Iv (Estonia)
  3. Spaniel (Latvia)

Class D

  1. Tomidi (Belgium)
  2. Rona II (UK)
  3. Politechnika (Poland)


Full provisional results can be seen here.

The Final Race Results will be published on 11 August once the Race Committee have checked the written race declarations in A Coruna.


With the final race leg of The Tall Ships Races 2016 now over, the pressure to race is off and the fleet can start to enjoy the fantastic Cruise in Company opportunities that have been provided for them.

Throughout this cruise, the tall and small ships will have the opportunity to stop in a number of ports who will greet the crews with festivities and celebrations along the Spanish and Portuguese coast.

Cruise in Company information for the coast of Spain has been compiled by the Asociacion Juan de Langara and can be found here.

In addition to giving the fleet an opportunity to make repairs, refuel and take on water and supplies these ports offer a range of activities – from exploring beaches and medieval cities, to taking part in a host of activities ranging from surfing and kayaking, to horseriding and scuba diving.

The Cruise in Company ports are:

Viveiro, Spain

Ares, Spain

Camariñas, Spain

Muxía, Spain

Corcubión, Spain

Muros, Spain

Portosín, Spain

Combarro, Spain

Islas Atlánticas, Spain

Baiona, Spain

Sines, Portugal

Setubal, Portugal

Sesimbra, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Cascais, Portugal

Figueira da Foz, Portugal


Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Arriving in A Coruña

A Coruña in northern Spain is the final destination port for The Tall Ships Races 2016. It’s a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the richest region of Galicia – an autonomous community in northwest Spain, and its economic engine.

Crews will be welcomed warmly by the northern Spanish city of A Coruña from 11 – 14 August – with many arriving a few days before once they have completed their Cruise in Company adventures.  Many crew activities are planned including sports competitions, pirate games, live music and much more.