Wish you'd seen the start of Race 4 of RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta? Read on to find out what happened:
An awesome start by ‘new kid on the block’ Union (Peru), the youngest of the fleet (2015) and first across the start line, just ahead of Europa (Netherlands) in Class A, with Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands) crossing third. In class B, C and D, Jolie Brise (UK) crossed the start line ahead of Vahine (Finland) with Peter von Danzig (Germany) in third.
The fleet had departed Boston earlier after an incredible few days there, with some ships counting over 9000 visitors walking over their decks in a single day. Now back at sea where they belong, the racing fleet headed to the start area approximately ten miles off Gloucester, MA. Visibility for the race start was good, with moderate seas and a south westerly breeze of around three knots.
"The start of the race went well in ideal conditions. Good seamanship was displayed by all captains and the race committee wish them all fair winds as they race towards Prince Edward Island.”
said Paul Bishop, Race Director.
Photo by Paul Bishop L to R, Peter von Danzig (Germany), Vahine (Finland) and Guayas (Ecuador) at the race start.
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Jolie Brise cruising around the start area of RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 4 - Boston to Prince Edward Island. Looking good JB, looking good....
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