The fleet of the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 is racing hard towards the finish line.
“As the front runners bear down on the finish line Arawak looks certain to take line honours although Belle Poule is only a few miles behind and moving faster. Atyla is neck and neck with Morgenster and actually moving faster. She still retains first place overall and will be competing with Morgenster to be the third vessel to cross the line.
“With De Gallant able to retain its speed the challenge from Belem appears to have faded although the wind could still becalm De Gallant whilst keeping Belem moving, such is the nature of the weather in these waters.
“However, back at the front, the focus remains on Atyla and her management of the course. Will she be able to beat Morgenster to the line. There could be less than a boat’s length in it and both crews will be looking to gain every inch from now. The game is truly on.”
Ben Stuart, Race Director, Sail Training International
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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.
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