Fryderyk Chopin wins again
The official results of The Tall Ships Races 2015 are announced in Aalborg, Denmark. Having won two prestigious awards, the crew of Fryderyk Chopin feels great pride.
This year’s regatta took place along the route Belfast - Alesund - Kristiansand – Aalborg. Following the competition on the sea, the ships reached Aalborg for the grand finale of the TSR 2015. It was in Denmark that the sailors aboard Fryderyk Chopin proved that not only did they know the ropes but were also open, helpful and likeable.
Fryderyk Chopin was the fastest in Class A (the Cape Horn Trophy) and was given the Friendship Trophy, a prize awarded on the basis of votes from all the crews taking part in the regatta. It is important to note that this ship, with her home port in Szczecin, was receiving the Trophy for the second time in a row. Fryderyk Chopin was also distinguished for her superior radio communication.
During the two stages of the regatta, her crew consisted of 60 representatives of Szczecin.
For more information on this year’s regatta, please visit www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/2015-the-tall-ships-races
The ship was built by the Foundation of Captain Krzysztof Baranowski’s International School Afloat, the only ship in Poland with six-yard masts. In terms of displacement and total length, this is the second-largest sailing ship (after Dar Młodzieży) under Polish colours, and (after PNS Rah Naward, previously Prince William, and Stavros S Niarchos) the third largest brig-rigged ship in the world.
In two years’ time, the tall ships will return to Szczecin for the great finale of The Tall Ships Races 2017.