Fleet start to arrive in Den Helder0
The fleet of The Tall Ships’ Races started to arrive in Den Helder today with Cuauhtemoc (Mexico) and the provisional winner,Christian Radich (Norway), among the first. A number of the smaller Class C and D vessels also arrived into the small basin in front of the Naval Academy, including many of the provisional winners of their classes, which finished the race a few days ago.
Lord Nelson (UK), one of the vessels still out at sea, has taken over from the communications vessel and is recording the positions of the rest of the fleet as they make their way to Den Helder.
All the vessels are expected to be in Den Helder by midday tomorrow, 20 August, for the start of the final four days of festivities. The final prize giving will take place on Thursday 21 August when the Sail Training International Friendship Trophy will be awarded as well as a number of other trophies.
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