Christian Radich came a little behind from the start in Torbay, but she does her best to keep up. The internet is not too good, but on you can follow the race, and you can also be updated on the map:  Here is the official report from day 2:

Race 1 of the incredible Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is in full swing, after the race start in Torbay yesterday (Wednesday 19 April) afternoon.

The vessels have made steady progress toward WP 1 (Way Point 1) off Ushant, following the light-wind start yesterday. The Bermudan cutter Peter von Danzig (Germany) is in the lead on the water, just six miles ahead of Rona II (UK). Wylde Swan (The Netherlands) is a further five miles behind her, with Jolie Brise (UK) within sight and closing her fast. Jolie Brise is in first place on corrected time (handicap) with the French Naval yacht Hosanna (France) in second place on corrected time.

Race Control is waiting for confirmation from Vera Cruz (Portugal) that she has officially retired from Race 1 and is proceeding directly to the second port of the race, Sines, due to the light winds.

“The wind is forecast is to remain in a favourable easterly direction and to increase gradually over the next couple of days, so the sailing conditions should be ideal for the passage across the Bay of Biscay.”

Paul Bishop, Race Director.

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