The Tall Ships Races: Christian Radich back in lead from Sorlandet and Georg Stage

Friday, 13 July 2007

Positions have yet again changed at the 13 July 0500 GMT report with Christian Radich (Norway) now back in the lead on corrected time both in Class A and overall. Now up into second place is the Norwegian ship Sorlandet with Georg Stage (Denmark) now in third. Statsraad Lemkuhl (Norway) has fallen back to fifth place in Class A.

The Class B vessels remain unchanged on corrected time with Jens Krogh (Denmark)(pictured) in the lead, Albanus (Finland) in second and Constantia (Sweden) in third. The battle for Class C continues with St Iv (Sweden) back up into the leading position on corrected time, Dar Natury (Poland) now in second and Gwarek (Poland) in third.

Feelings (Finland) is now in the lead of Class D on corrected time having picked up speed as they head for home. Rona II (UK) is holding on to second place and Svanen (Denmark) dropping back to third. Hansa (Spain) crossed the finish line at 04.05 this morning and is now heading to Tallin for a brief visit before continuing to Kotka on Thursday. Over the course of the day many others are expected to also cross the line.

Winds are continuing to be favourable with a moderate breeze from the west south west today. Forecast to decrease tomorrow and back to a southerly direction and then due to pick back up again and veer west Force 4-5 by Monday which will help the remaining fleet across the line.

Wyvern von Bremen (Germany) has now retired.

Corinne Hitching http://www.sailtraininginternational.org

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 July 2007 )