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4 July 2022

Welcome to Sailonline’s Tall Ships racing in Europe 2022 for the 12th consecutive season in association with Sail Training International. With the global pandemic being managed as safely as possible, we have tall ships racing in reality this year (always subject, of course, to the vagaries of #COVID19) so we are delighted to find ourselves once more racing against the best of the best in the real tall ships world.

The two races, comprising a Sailonline mini-series, will be:

1. The Tall Ships Races 2022 - Race 1 – Esbjerg to Harlingen
2. The Tall Ships Races 2022 - Race 2 – Antwerp to Aalborg

You may wonder what happens between Harlingen and Antwerp – well, the real ships and crews are “cruising in company”, which is tall-ship speak for swapping crews for shared experience and competition and dropping into selected local ports. Sailonline has the luxury of having its virtual Clippers magically moved from the finish of Race 1 to the start of Race 2!

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 racing for 2022 later this week!

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The Three Kings Race 2022
The Three Kings Offshore Race is a 520 nm challenge, in Farr 38s, from Auckland (Orakei) up and around the Three Kings Islands and then back to Auckland finishing where you started. Manawa Islands (Three Kings) are a group of 13 uninhabited islands about 25 nm northwest of Te Rerenga Wairua aka Cape Reinga. They're also about 250nm due north of Auckland, known also as the world's best diving and fishing locations (although hopefully, you won’t be fishing too much during the race, or diving for that matter) and it is just a beautiful yet rugged place that is a must see for anyone who loves the oceans.
Race #1628
INFO by brainaid.de
Farr 38 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Nov 27th 16:00 Registration Open!

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Stockholm to St Petersburg 2022
Are you ready to race this course of about 431nm across the Baltic and into the Gulf of Finland, from one great historic city Stockholm to another St Petersburg?
The Gulf of Finland is still ice‑free, so board your J‑122s and prepare. Take care and keep a weather eye. The odd stray submarine or ice‑breaker may need to be avoided.
Race #1627
INFO by brainaid.de
J-122 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
ARQ4 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
November 30 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Nov 22nd 16:00 Registration Open!

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Raja Muda Selangor International 2022
Sailonline is delighted to be able to offer online sailors an opportunity to once again compete in the Port Klang to Pangkor opening overnight race of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta Week, organised by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in association with the RORC. As in previous years, Sailonline is making its fleet of First 47.7 yachts available to competitors for the 75nm trip.
Race #1614
INFO by brainaid.de
First 44.7 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
November 26 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Nov 19th 08:00 Registration Closed

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SOL around Vancouver Island 2022
Designed by SOLer fastpassage39, we will round Vancover Island, tackling tight channels and open water which our Dufour 40s will love. With some luck, we should be able to complete this delightful 525nm course in around a week, just in time for opening day at the nearby world-famous Whistler Blackcomb ski resort!
Race #1621
INFO by brainaid.de
Dufour 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SYC
RACE CLOSE: Monday,
28 November at 2300 UTC
Race starts: Nov 16th 20:00 Registration Closed

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