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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 3, Report 8: Spirited Celebrations on Board Oosterschelde

Posted on: 15.06.17

The spectacular Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta fleet can expect a warm welcome in Boston this weekend, following an exciting and exhilarating Race 3 from Bermuda. Many of the Tall Ships have now finished racing and are poised and ready for a Grand Parade of Sail into Boston Harbour on Saturday morning. Let’s get the latest from the fleet:

Here are the latest placings from Race 3 of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta from Bermuda to Boston on Corrected Time:

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

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

Celebrations on Board Oosterschelde (The Netherlands)

Crew members and trainees on board Oosterschelde (The Netherlands) have begun celebrating their first-place finish, ahead of the event in Boston. We love this fantastic video from on board:

An Update from Picton Castle (Cook Islands)

Picton Castle (Cook Islands) retired from Race 3 of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, but will join the rest of the fleet in Boston, before taking part in the beautiful Guest Ports Programme. Here’s the latest from the ship:

“‘Fish on!’

“The best words shouted while at sea! On our sail to Bermuda or on any other passage, we like to drag a few lines in hopes of catching the elusive Mahi Mahi or any great fish we can lure aboard. Personally, my favourite rig is a 10-12′ bungee cord with 150lb test monofilament and the appropriate brightly coloured lure. With two lines out and two fish on, we had no less than five Mahi Mahi (Dorado) on the stern. We got our fish in quickly and tossed the lines back out, but were unable to lure the others aboard.

“We thanked our catch and sent them off to the Ship’s Cook to be prepared for dinner for a very grateful crew.”

Written by Trainee Heather Ritchie

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, who can make recommendations, answer questions and process your booking for you.

Photos: Picton Castle (The Netherlands) (featured image and banner courtesy of Valery Vasilevsky).