The leaderboard is full of changes since the last report and the ships have it all still to play for.
The challenging weather conditions bring with them the benefits of maximum learning by the young trainees on board as they will need to think through and observe the implications of the choices made by their experienced captains as they continue to develop their sailing skills.
“There are fascinating tactics playing out in the early stages of the race with those vessels taking a more easterly route benefiting in the initial stages. Spaniel (Latvia) took a bold move with a tack to the east and now lies first on the water but less than half a mile ahead of her rival Patricia (Belgium). Tarangini (India) is the most easterly Class A ship and leads her class on the water and on Corrected Time ahead of Shabab Oman II (Oman) and Fryderyk Chopin (Poland). Belfer (Poland), is top of the leaderboard in Class C and Asta (Germany) leads Class D on Corrected Time. Winner of race one, Christiania (Norway), leads Class B on the water and has moved up into first place overall on Corrected Time. Will she be able to hold on to take the double?” Paul Bishop, Tall Ships Races 2022 Race Director
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