After the Tall Ships fleet saw a number of changes to the final race of the Tall Ships Races 2018, latest Placings are in…
It has been an eventful second race of the Tall Ships Races 2018 as weather conditions have impacted both the start and finish. The forecasted head winds of 30-35 knots led to the Race Committee to postponing the Race start until Monday 30 August where a virtual race start line was implemented. Winds subsequently dropped which led to the time limit being brought forward to 06:00 UTC Wednesday 1st August resulting in the Finish at Sea (Rule 32.3) routine being utilised.
Once underway, the Tall Ships fleet made the most of some favourable sailing conditions to produce some exhilarating and exciting racing for the trainees. After 24 hours of hard sailing in the North Sea down the Norwegian coast, the vessels of all classes were spread out along the race route.
The light winds on the second half of the course made the Race Committee decide to bring the race time limit forward to Wednesday morning. This ensured that all the vessels had a chance to get a result.
“Race finish details are almost collected and both class and overall positions being calculated as we speak.
“It looks to have been an exciting race and a good decision to end the race as the wind is becoming light and variable in the area.”
Sail Training International Race Director, Ben Stuart
LATEST Placings – ON CORRECTED TIME (HANDICAP)
*Please note these Placings are provisional and are subject to change. The Race Committee plan to publish the full provisional results tomorrow, to be followed by the final race results on Friday 3rd August 2018. All Race declaration forms will need to be submitted by Captains on arrival to Harlingen and these will be crossed checked by the Race Committee.
On to Harlingen
Harlingen hosted its first event in 2014. The city has a history that stretches back a thousand years, and this is reflected in some of the beautiful architecture on show. Harlingen is the departure point for Frisian ships to the north, south, east, and west. This means that it’s accustomed to receiving visitors, and you can always expect a warm, friendly welcome.
The Tall Ships Races 2018 is one of many Tall Ships events organised by us here at Sail Training International that you can take part in! Want to get involved in one of our events? There’s no experience necessary and there are lots of events coming up in 2018 and 2019. Take a look at the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 or next year’s Liberty Tall Ships Regatta or Tall Ships Races 2019. There’s also the Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2019. A sail training voyage is a once in a lifetime experience – so don’t wait, just do it!