The first leg of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge is now under way

Eleven ships taking part in the first leg of the Atlantic challenge set off Sunday across a start line two miles off Vigo, Spain.

The Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge fleet have enjoyed excellent conditions overnight and are progressing well on the race towards Tenerife. The winds have remained good 20 kts, from a northerly direction.

Positions calculated by the Sail Training International rating system shows that Kruzenshtern (Russia) is in the lead overall on corrected time and in the group made up of both Classes A and B. Tecla (Netherlands) is in second, and Jolie Brise (UK) is in third. Leading the group made up of Class C and D vessels on corrected time is Urania (Netherlands), with Rona II (UK) in second and Peter von Danzig (Germany) in third.

The next leg will take the fleet from Tenerife, Canary Islands to Bermuda and then to Charleston, South Carolina USA.
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