View Full Version : The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Shetland to Stavanger - webcams

25th Jul 2011, 11:53
Hi all

What do tall ships have to do with aviation? Well probably not much which is why this is in JetBlast!! :E

This year's Tall Ships Races are about to start the second of three races this afternoon - from Lerwick, Shetland to Stavanger - and in case anyone wants to glimpse these vessels on the move, there are a couple of excellent webcams at Lerwick.

The first is the normal Harbour cam (http://visit.shetland.org/lerwick-harbour-webcam)

the other is a temporary one showing Tall Ships at berth (http://visit.shetland.org/cam-2-tall-ships-2011)

Race start is staggered (by boat class) from 1600utc.

btw if anyone is tempted by virtual sailing.. Sailonline (www.sailonline.org)is buddied with Sail Training International (http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/home) and is racing the races at the same time as the real ones (using basic square rigger polars) and the track of one real boat in each class is visible on the SOL race screen :ok:

25th Jul 2011, 12:07
Thanks for the links, :ok: I've become addicted to this virtual racing since you posted a link on here last year I think it was. Great fun, and I would encourage anyone else to join in and have a go. :)

tony draper
25th Jul 2011, 12:10
Thanks Madam Brockey:ok:
Presumably they switch off the cameras when there is a flogging to be administered.

25th Jul 2011, 12:47
beaufort - good man!! I think SOL is brilliant.. because it is a navigation simulator rather than an internet sailing game, I really have learned (and continue to learn) a lot!

Drapes - you must be right as I haven't seen any floggings!! :E

Oh and I forgot to add to my first post that all the larger ships in the Tall Ships Races have AIS trackers so the position of each is viewable on the AIS website (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/).

25th Jul 2011, 12:55
Nightstopping in Stavanger later in the week: I wonder if they'll be there by then or still be there? Might take and amble down to the docks if they are :)

25th Jul 2011, 12:58
Firestorm you should be in luck, this is quite a short leg of just over 200 Nm's. I would expect the fleet to be in by tomorrow night or Wednesday.:)

25th Jul 2011, 13:23
Firey - as beaufort says, the fleet should be there in a couple of days. The official Sail Training International website for the Stavanger event (http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/2011-onwards/2011-race/stavanger) will have all the info.

Things may be pushed back by one day (the race from Shetland was due to start y'day but was postponed 24hrs 'cos of strong winds in the N Sea) .. but in principle the fleet and Stavanger events are programmed from 28-31 July :ok:

25th Jul 2011, 16:35
My #1 sprog went up to play a few tunes at various onboard parties for some of the Tall Ships boats whilst they popped in to Kirkwall. (She also played at the Greenock festivities).

Since a very rough Great White shark diving trip near Gaansbai in Seff Effrica a couple of years ago, the sight of a ship usually makes her ill, never mind going on board. This year she had to play on board whilst the boats went out for a sail and after an hour of sickness, it looks like she might have killed the demons as she did 3 x 8 hour trips plus a ferry ride back to the Mainland with not a throw passing her lips ;) She sailed on the Europa (Holland), the Sorlandet (Norway) and the Gulden Leeuw (Holland). Not sure she's hooked on the sailing lark though :E