With less than 100 nautical miles to go for many of the vessels, there have been exciting changes in the leaderboard.
Tarangini (India) has maintained her lead in Class A but the leaders of the remaining three classes have all changed, with Danish yacht Tara appearing in the top three for the first time in this race and currently leading Class D. This regular competitor in the Tall Ships Races was built in 1958, making her the oldest in her class.
The Tall Ships Races 2022 Race Director, Paul Bishop, sends us this update:
“A good sailing breeze has now kicked in over the fleet .14 vessels have now rounded WP1 off the NW Jutland coast with less than 70 nautical miles to the finish.The breeze is expected to continue so the front runners should cross the finish line tomorrow in what is set to be an exciting finish”.
Pic: Tara (2017)
Latest YB positions at time of publishing (on corrected time)
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 routes 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 – as they sail from Esbjerg (Denmark), to Harlingen (Netherlands), to Antwerp (Belgium), finishing in Aalborg (Denmark).
You can see a wide range of race information including; route mapping, real time vessel positions and their historic tracking, vessel details, replay of vessel tracks over time, leaderboards per division/group and current weather conditions.
THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022 will see the international fleet of Tall Ships and Small Ships return to the North Sea. From 7 July-7 August, we will visit Esbjerg, Harlingen, Antwerp and Aalborg.
The event will mark a welcome return to all four Host Ports who have hosted a total of 16 Tall Ships Races and Regattas so far. The series will see the Tall Ships sailing from Esbjerg, Denmark, south through the North Sea to Harlingen, Netherlands, as part of an exhilarating Race One.
Following this they will enjoy a stunning Cruise-in-Company leg further south to Antwerp, Belgium, enjoying spectacular coastal sailing. Race Two will take the fleet from Antwerp, Belgium, back north through the North Sea to Aalborg, Denmark, for the final celebrations.
Esbjerg, Denmark 7 July – 10 July
Harlingen, Netherlands 14 July – 17 July
Antwerp, Belgium 22 July – 25 July
Aalborg, Denmark 4 August – 7 August