Following a challenging race from Liverpool, UK, to Dublin, Ireland, the provisional results of the first race of the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 are in…
As predicted following the Captian’s Briefing in Liverpool, the unique Tidal Gate at the top of the Isle of Man proved to be a challenging passage to navigate for some of the Tall Ships Fleet. Ultimately, it was the modern rigged vessels that found themselves more suited to the conditions as Sir Stelios (UK) raced into an early lead and took Line Honours off the coast of Ireland.
Provisional results have given Maybe (UK) a first place on corrected time. The Race Committee do not expect the provisional results to change following Race 1, but will be awaiting the Race Declaration Forms to be submitted in Dublin before confirming the final results.
Here’s what Race Chairman, Paul Bishop, had to say about how the race developed.
“The wind conditions have been far from ideal throughout the first race of the regatta, but most of the fleet seems to have had a good challenging race and the results seem to reflect those vessels that made good tactical decisions at the key stages.”
Race Chairman, Paul Bishop, Sail Training International
Provisional Race Results
|VESSEL NAME||CLASS||POSITION IN CLASS||POSITION OVERALL||FINISH DATE||FINISH TIME||ELAPSED TIME
DAY HR MIN SEC
|MAYBE (UK)||B||1||1||30/05/2018||06:55:00||01 12 55 00|
|SIR STELIOS (UK)||C||1||2||30/05/2018||05:16:00||01 10 16 00|
|MORGENSTER (NETHERLANDS)||A||1||3||30/05/2018||17:53:00||01 23 53 00|
|BELLE POULE (FRANCE)||B||2||4||30/05/2018||22:35:00||02 04 35 00|
|CITY OF LONDON (UK)||C||2||5||30/05/2018||15:50:00||01 20 50 00|
|ADVENTURE WALES (UK)||C||3||6||30/05/2018||15:57:00||01 20 57 00|
|BELEM (FRANCE)||A||2||7||30/05/2018||20:00:00||02 02 00 00|
|PELICAN OF LONDON (UK)||A||3||8||30/05/2018||20:00:00||02 02 00 00|
|JUAN DE LANGARA (SPAIN)||C||4||9||30/05/2018||21:00:00||02 02 00 00|
|BRIAN BORU (IRELAND)||B||RETIRED|
|LORD NELSON (UK)||A||RETIRED|
ABOUT THE THREE FESTIVALS TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2018
The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta is a two-leg event across three sea areas will take place in north-west Europe. Liverpool, United Kingdom (U.K.) will be the start port, then vessels will race to Dublin, Republic of Ireland (R.O.I), and onto Bordeaux, France. The Regatta will see an international fleet of Tall Ships undertake a voyage across the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay.
Any Tall Ships Regatta is a spectacular event for visitors and crew alike, and the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 is no exception. Each stop on the regatta route will coincide with major celebrations as Liverpool marks the ten year anniversary of their year as the European capital of culture and Bordeaux hold the leading European wine festival, Bordeaux Fête le Vin.
FOLLOW THE FLEET
You can watch all the action from Race 2 of the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 as it happens and follow the fleet’s progress using YB Satellite Tracking.
Photo: The crew of Sir Stelios (UK) make their way to the race start line following the Parade of Sail in Liverpool, UK.