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A Superior Start

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 4, 2010

First across the line DENIS SULLIVAN

 It was blowing a stink for the start of Race Three of the Race to Save the Lakes and Captain Tiffany took full advantage of the wind to be the first across the line, 45 seconds after the cannon blew, followed closely by Europa, Pride of Baltimore 2 and RosewayNiagara was fifth across the line, followed by Roald Amundsen.  Today’s  noon positions of the fleet are as follows (all on elapsed time): Niagara is  ahead of Denis Sullivan by about 17 miles, of Europa by 19 miles and ahead of Roald by about 34 miles.

So the standings on un-corrected time are Niagara in first, Denis Sullivan in second, Europa in third and Roald Amundsen in fourth. Both Pride of Baltimore and Roseway only started the race since they had prior commitments in Duluth. I’ve heard that the wind kind of died a little bit but it’s still a good race. According to Billy, First Mate on Niagara, the wind is definitely not favoring the steel hulled vessels (Europa and Roald Amundsen). There is still a ways to go and anything can happen on Lake Superior. Follow the racing on our Fleet Tracker (on the left sidebar).

Here are some more shots of the start…

Pride of Baltimore 2 and Europa

Setting sails on Pride 2

Marketing Coordinator Brian makes a mid-lake transfer on to the small boat to get pics of the start

Duluth Yacht Club race director extraordinaire, John, raises the fleet on the radio


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