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Race Updates from the Lakes

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 22, 2016

View from Niagara of Denis Sullivan Photo: Niagara

View from Niagara of Denis Sullivan
Photo: Niagara

A little known fact about the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Race Series is that, yes, the ships do race. Between each of the ports, in each of the Great Lakes, this summer tall ships will be racing each other for a shiny award and bragging rights. This year’s races are sponsored by Erie Insurance. To make the races between all these different ships and rigs more fair, we do use a handicap system so all the winners listed below are on corrected time.

So far we have had three races:

Lake Ontario
Participants – Pride of Baltimore II and Draken Harald Harfagre (read Captain Miles’ blog entry about racing with the Viking Ship)
1st Place- Pride of Baltimore II

Lake Erie
Participants – Appledore IV, Denis Sullivan, Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, When and If
1st Place – Niagara; 2nd Place – Denis Sullivan; 3rd Place – Pride of Baltimore

Lake Huron
Participants – Appledore IV, Denis Sullivan, Niagara, Playfair, Pride of Baltimore II
Pride of Baltimore II
was first across the finish line on the water. Winners (on corrected time!)  will be announced in Chicago next Sunday night.

 

Playfair approachs the start

Playfair approachs the start of race three – Lake Huron. Photo: Niagara

 

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