Despite a demanding final leg and third, it was an overall win for the sailing ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) in Tall Ships Races.
The ship, which has Bergen as its home port, won both the first leg from Antwerp to Lisbon and the second leg from Lisbon to Cadiz. The last stage went from Cadiz to La Coruna, completely northwest in Spain.
– This is an amazing feat of ships, captains Marcus Seidl and Jens Joachim Hiort together with their crew and trainees, writes foundation that owns sailing ship in a statement.
On Friday, the awards ceremony in La Coruna will occur, before the ship next week embarks on shanty cruises to Dublin and to Bergen. Friday 26 August, people living in Bergen will meet up at the pier to mark the homecoming of the largest and oldest square-rigged sailing ship.
– You are welcome to take the world’s best ships and the world’s best crews, writes the foundation.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today