Leader’s getting closer and closer to Kristiansand, at the southern end of Norway, as she is coming towards the end of her Cruise in Company leg of The 2015 Tall Ships Races.
It’s been a great year for the Leader crew so far, having picked up two prestigious trophies: Oldest Vessel in the Fleet, and Best Crew Parade. There is still the exciting third leg — and second race — to come.
Here is how they have been getting on during the last few days:
“After exploring some shops this morning, in Maløy, we all headed back to Leader to get ready to re-fuel. Once we set to sea, the first watch began their duties on deck whilst the rest of us readied ourselves for lunch. We had a night watch in the evening (it doesn’t really get dark here) which was beautiful and completely worth it as we sailed along some of the most stunning sights of Norway whilst enjoying a sunset That never ends. A once in a lifetime experience.”
“We woke early for our watch to the ever-changing scenery of the fjords and experienced some difficult nav; with many rocky areas and ferries. We arrived in the port of Leirvik at around 3pm and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon ashore and a chat on weather from Ben. One highlight of the day was tacking up a fjord with mountains and forests emerging from the clouds on either side.”
The deadline for arrival into Kristiansand is 12 noon, on Saturday (25).
You can follow their progress live here: