Russian A-class MIR Tall ship sets record in the first race with fastest average time ever under the tall ships races, with an average speed of 11.292 knots to the Skagen lighthouse, where the finishing line was placed. Aalborg,Denmark. 18/07/2010
Aalborg, Denmark 18.07.2010 - Tall Ships Race 2010
Russian A-class MIR Tall ship MIR sets record on the first race
The first race from Antwerp to Aalborg is finished with the fastest average time ever under the tall ships races,with an average speed of 11.292 knots on its trip to Skagen lighthouse, where the finishing line was placed.
The former record holder was until this year hold by the dutch vessel Stad, from Amsterdam with an average speed of 9.339 knots. The strong and persistent winds all the way to Skagen were the reason to the speed record on this years first race.
The russian A- class vessel, MIR (russian: Мир, meaning World or Peace) is a three-masted, full rigged sail training ship, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland.
Mir is the second largest of six sister ships designed by Zygmunt Choreń and weighs 2,385 tonnes. She is 109.2m long, with a beam of 13.9m and a draught of 6.3m. The main mast is 52m high and along with the other masts supports a total sail area of 2,771 m2.