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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 3, Report 2: Racing Toward Boston and Adventures On Board Wylde Swan


Posted on: 09.06.17

All vessels taking part in Race 3 of the awesome Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta have now left Bermuda. Following a delayed race start, the fleet crossed the start line within the 48-hour window and the impressive Tall Ships are now making their way through the beautiful warm waters of the Gulf Stream, toward Boston.

Here are the latest placings from Race 3 from Bermuda to Boston on Corrected Time:

  1. Jolie Brise (UK)
  2. When and If (USA)
  3. Europa (The Netherlands)
  4. Blue Clipper (UK)
  5. Pride of Baltimore II (USA)
  6. Oosterschelde (The Netherlands)
  7. Gulden Leeuw (The Netherlands)
  8. Atyla (Vanuatu)
  9. Alexander von Humbolt II (Germany)
  10. Vahine (Finland)
  11. Spirit of South Carolina (USA)
  12. Peter von Danzig (Germany)
  13. HMCS Oriole (Canada)
  14. Rona II (UK)
  15. Regina Germania (Germany)
  16. Spaniel (Latvia)

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

Adventures On Board Wylde Swan (The Netherlands)

Check out this awesome quote from Portuguese trainee Duarte Soromenho, who took part in Race 2 of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta from Sines to Bermuda on board Wylde Swan (The Netherlands):

“What can I say?

“I will never forget this trip and I will never forget Wylde Swan and the time I spent there was amazing! A month of pure happiness! Not only because it was my first Atlantic crossing (and many more to come, eh eh) but also because of the people I’ve met.

“For me it was a life-changing trip! I learnt so much, from everything and with everyone! Thank you so much! Thank you to everyone that made this possible (Aporvela, Sail Training International and Wylde Swan). I’m so glad I had the chance to sail on board and meet these amazing people!

“It’s incredible sailing on Wylde Swan… everything was perfect. She’s really a beauty sailing and mainly because when you have such an amazing, funny and experienced crew to take care of her, she just responds like that!

Can we live this experience again?”
Duarte Soromenho

You can read more about life on board Wylde Swan (The Netherlands) and the fantastic band they put together in this post. Check out our video of the band in action:

Follow the Fleet

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

Get Involved

You can still be part of this adventure of a lifetime. Berths are available for Race 4 (from Boston to Gulf of Saint Lawrence Ports) onwards. Why wait? Secure your place today. Check out the available places on our Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta event pages.

You can book your place directly with a participating vessel, or if you’d like help simply email our friendly team on enquiries@sailonboard.com, who can make recommendations, answer questions and process your booking for you.

Photos: The band on board Wylde Swan (The Netherlands) (featured image and banner image, courtesy of Valery Vasilevsky).