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The Tall Ships Races 2022. Race One, Report Five: Line honours taken

Posted on: 12.07.22

“There has been an amazing climax as the front runners in Class A converged on the finish. Fryderyk Chopin (Poland) crossed at 12: 54 UTC and gained line honours in Class A after sailing a near perfect tactical race since the start on Sunday at Esbjerg. Eendracht (Netherlands) had managed to gain on her in the closing stages but it was not quite enough. Wylde Swan (Netherlands), Dar Mlodziezy (Poland) and Shabab Oman II (Oman) are due to finish at around 18:00 UTC with Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands) and Morgenster (Netherlands) in hot pursuit.

Since Spaniel (Latvia) gained overall line honours earlier today at 05:50 UTC, Patricia (Belgium), Esprit (Germany), Helena (Finland), Belfer (Slovenia) and Urania (Netherlands) have finished in the other classes.

Christiania (Norway), Esprit and Belfer are likely to keep their top three places overall on Corrected Time, although Swan of Lerwick (UK) could theoretically knock Belfer off her third place with her lower TCF as she is yet to cross.

All remaining vessels look like they will cross the finish line before the Time Limit of 17:00 UTC tomorrow which is testament to the tactical skills of the captains and their navigators, and the focus, hard work and determination of their young trainees during such a challenging racecourse.”   Paul Bishop, Race Director


Latest YB positions at time of publishing (on corrected time)

Class A

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
Eendracht (Netherlands)
Morgenster (Netherlands)

Class B

Christiana (Norway)
Swan (UK)
Rupel (Belgium)

Class C/D

Esprit (Germany)
Belfer (Poland)
Spaniel (Latvia)


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.

Follow the Fleet


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

RACE one

Harlingen, Netherlands 14 July – 17 July


Antwerp, Belgium 22 July – 25 July

RACE two

Aalborg, Denmark 4 August – 7 August