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24 June 2021

Welcome to Sailonline’s racing in tall ships 2021 which sees the eleventh season of our association with Sail Training International. With the global pandemic still interfering in all things on-water, sadly 2021 will again see a high degree of flexibility in the programme of tall ships racing and it is expected that some, but hopefully not all, of our usual partnered races may have to be raced purely in virtual tall ships. Last year saw an influx of tall ships aficionados with truly competitive skills, challenging the best of our virtual top-guns, so if/as/when any of STI’s events are made virtual only, we can again expect to be challenged on our virtual waters by the crews and skippers of real tall ships!

Sailonline is running one Tall Ships series this year comprising a total of 7 races (allowing one discard). The seven races will be:

1. Sailonline’s Baltic Tall Ships - Race 1 – Klaipeda to Turku
2. Sailonline’s Baltic Tall Ships - Race 2 – Tallinn to Mariehamn
3. Sailonline’s Baltic Tall Ships - Race 3 – Mariehamn to Sczcecin
4. The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano Series - Race 1 – Falmouth to A Coruña
5. The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano Series - Race 2 – Lisbon to Cadiz
6. SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta - Race 1 – S Korea to Japan
7. SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta - Race 2 – Japan to Russia

As has become our custom, where a real Tall Ships series would include a Cruise-in-Company – a nice way of indicating that the ships are generally stooging around, swapping crews for shared experience and dropping into selected local ports along a coastline – we will be taking a break!

This virtual sailing experience runs hand in hand with Sail Training International's mission - the development and education of young people through the sail training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. Sail Training International and Sailonline both count heavily on volunteer support with financial gain excluded from the equation.

There are four classes of Tall Ship in the real races, ranging from the biggest Class A Square Rigged ships of more than 40m in length, down to training yachts of 9.14m. Sailonline has developed performance polars based on published data for several different tall ships, and usually races to compete against real Class A ships. If you are more accustomed to sailing, or not at all, the experience of racing a Tall Ship with its hugely tricky windward performance is truly challenging so the sooner you register to race on Sailonline and learn the technical basics of how to navigate and steer any boat, the better you will be when we start our Tall Ships Series 2021!

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It is 550nm from Dingle to Vigo, and from Pensacola to Yucatan as well, but at the mouth of Vigo's Ria we find the wonderful nature reserve of the Cies Islands, breeding ground for more than 20,000 doubly-blessed seagulls, doubly-blessed as Vigo is also home to Europe's largest fishing fleet. It rains even more in Vigo than in Dingle, and especially in winter, but let's race anyway, from Vigo's glorious old-world Real Club Nautic around the islands and up the Ria de Pontevedra to Combarro, where you may just espy through the fog bonknhoot's Damacle wintering ashore. About 32nm in magnificent Melges 40s.
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Gray Whale Migration 2021
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Christmas Is (Pac) to Christmas Is (Ind) 2021
Welcome to Sailonline’s annual festive season race for Christmas 2021! This year we will be racing our fabulous VO70_v4 the 5,827nm from Christmas Island in the Pacific to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. All islands between our start and finish, including the "island" of Australia are in play so enjoy whichever route you choose!
Race #1522
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Return from Lindisfarne 2021
Having re-enacted the Swedish Vikings raid on Lindisfarne of 793 AD earlier this month, we must now return. The good land, the (slightly) shorter winters and the comely Saxon maidens tempted our predecessors to linger, but we may not stay and must cross the North Sea before the weather breaks. Fair winds, oh Njord, we pray of you, for our longships on this 465nm voyage.
Race #1526
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Longship Drake PARTICULARS
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December 6 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Nov 25th 16:00 Registration Closed

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CCA Delivery Cruising 2021 - Newport to Antigua

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Race #1510
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Santa Cruise 52 PARTICULARS
Passport Cruise 40 PARTICULARS
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RANKING: NONE
Race starts: Nov 24th 18:00 Registration Open!

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