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The final results for Race Five and the overall race series

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 21, 2009

Dutch Naval Vessel URANIA wins the Friendship Trophy

Dutch Naval Vessel URANIA wins the Friendship Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are the prizes for the fifth and final race that took the fleet across the Atlantic from Halifax to Belfast. The prizes awarded were as follows:

Class A:
1st: Cisne Branco (Brazil)
2nd: Europa (Netherlands)
3rd: Capitan Miranda (Uruguay)

Class B:
1st: Tecla (Netherlands)
2nd: Jolie Brise (UK)
3rd: Etoile (France)

Class D:
1st: Rona II (UK)
2nd: Urania (Netherlands)
3rd: Peter von Danzig (Germany)

Other prizes awarded were:

The prize for the first vessel overall across all classes was awarded to Tecla (Netherlands).

Line Honours, for the first vessel to cross the finish line, was awarded to Cisne Branco (Brazil).

The TSAC prize to the vessel that contributed most to the communications schedule, was awarded to Capitan Miranda (Uruguay) with special mention to Valeria Sorrenti.

The TSAC prize for cook longest at sea, was awarded to Sanne Lever from Xsaar (Belgium).

The Crowther Memorial Shield, for the skipper, mate and crew who demonstrated outstanding seamanship during the final few hundred miles of the race after being hit by a freak wave and losing their topmast and sustaining other damage, was awarded to Jolie Brise (UK).

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ Trophy, for a display of exceptional ship-handling and seamanship during the parade of sail in Halifax, was awarded to Sagres (Portugal).

An award was donated by the city of Belfast to the youngest male trainee to sail on the race: Spencer Ash from Canada who sailed on Europa.
An award, donated by the city of Belfast to the youngest female trainee to sail on the race: Marina Schaeffer from Ireland who also sailed on Europa.
An award, donated by the city of Belfast, to the ship that travelled furthest from home to take part in the event, was given to Capitan Miranda from Uruguay.
The award for the vessel with the youngest average aged trainees, donated by Belfast, was given to Jolie Brise from the UK, with an average age of 17 years.
The award for the vessel making the best display in the crew parade, donated by Belfast, was given to Europa (Netherlands).

There were also a number of prizes awarded for the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge series overall, an event that started in Vigo, Spain, at the end of April. The Hans Reith Plate, for an outstanding feat of seamanship and endurance in successfully completing the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge in one of the smallest vessels ever to enter a Trans-Atlantic Tall Ships Race and under some of the heaviest weather during Race Five, was awarded Xsaar from Belgium who is just 12.93m.
The prize for the vessel to have the fastest elapsed time for the race series was awarded to Peter von Danzig from Germany.

Prizes were awarded to one vessel in each class who had the best results over the entire race series:
Class A: Europa (Netherlands) Class B: Tecla (Netherlands) Class D: Rona II (UK)

There were just three vessels that completed all five races of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge and Sail Training International awarded each with a special commemorative certificate. These vessels were Urania, Rona II and Tecla. In addition there were just nine people who sailed in every single race of the race series, these were also presented with a special commemorative certificate. They were: Vincent Roos, Diederik Romswinckel, Renee Heeringa and Mark Balm from Urania and Jan Bouwman, Jannette Sluik, Jet Sluik, Gejs Sluik and trainee Nele Steinbeck from Tecla.

 The final prize to be awarded was the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Friendship Trophy, an award that epitomises the objective of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge and presented to the vessel which, in the opinion of the entire race fleet through a secret ballot, has done most to help further international understanding and friendship during the races. Race Director said that all the vessels that had taken part in the Challenge could be worthy winners of the Friendship Trophy, but the one ship that had received the most votes from the others was Urania.

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