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The Tall Ships Races 2017 Race 3, Report 1: The Fleet Make Progress to Szczecin and Highlights from the Race Start

Posted on: 02.08.17

The final race of the Tall Ships Races 2017 race series has got off to a fantastic start and the wind conditions are already beginning to have an effect on the fleet…

Here’s what Race Chairman, Mike Bowles, had to say about the developments in the race so far.

“The fleet are experiencing lighter winds from the West, which are forecast to change to the South in the coming days.

“Some of the faster vessels are making good progress, but the Square Rigged vessels are finding the wind conditions harder to cope with.”

Race Chairman, Mike Bowles, Sail Training International

Highlights from the race start

Check out these highlights from the start of Race 3, just off of the coast of Klaipeda.




  1. Royalist (UK)
  2. Tre Kronor af Stockholm (Sweden)
  3. Statstraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)


  1. Ingo (Sweden)
  2. Helena (Finland)
  3. Rupel (Belgium)


  1. Emely (Estonia)
  2. St Iv (Estonia)
  3. Gmina Police (Poland)


  1. Tuulelind (Estonia)
  2. Akela (Russia)
  3. Gigi (UK)

Note: Positions and placings are correct at time of writing. Check out YB Satellite Tracking for the latest information.

About the Tall Ships Races 2017

The Tall Ships Races 2017 is taking place in four different countries and five ports, with three exciting race legs across the Baltic Sea and a spectacular Cruise-in-Company. The event has attracted an incredible fleet of more than 100 vessels, and participation from an awesome number of trainees from around the world. There are trainee places available on each of the race legs and the Cruise-in-Company – book your place directly with a participating vessel.

Follow the Fleet

Watch the action as it happens and follow the fleet’s progress using YB Satellite Tracking.

What’s Next?

Want to get involved with the Tall Ships Races 2017? There are still berths available – secure your place today! Check out our event page for more information. Book your place directly with a participating vessel.

Photo: Shtandart (Russia) during Race 3 of the Tall Ships Races 2017.