News from Spaniel
10 Jun 2017, 14:56
The start of our voyage was pretty quiet. The right time for the new crew to get adapted to the ocean – the wind was around 16 kts and speed of 7 kts. Despite the fact that the start of the race was favorable, most of the crew still lives on water and ship’s biscuits. Around 3:00 at night, when barometer had fallen 3mb’s an hour, we caught the “tail” of the cyclone together with a local thunderstorm and gusts up to 52kts, rain and thunder. Lightning hit us so closely that Andris, as a photographer admitted he had never seen so perfectly illuminated night.
25 May 2017, 16:31
Received the message from Race control - 25/05 14:00 UTC Finish at sea. It looks like the last secret weapon of our captain - his special red socks - will be no help this time!
20 May 2017, 15:24
This morning's calculations show that it is exactly 9 days since we crossed the start line and wehave managed to complete 1624 NM. That means average 180 miles a day and 7,5 knots of average speed which is not bad at all!

According to onboard AIS data.

Best wishes for crew of Spaniel from ex-president Vaira Vīķe Freiberga



Spaniel crews and route of TSR2019

In this season Spaniel participates in Tall Ships Races 2019

Actual crew list

It is also possible to apply for places on Tall Ships participating in TSR 2017


Results of Spaniel in Tall Ships Races 2017

Race 2 capt. Juris Radus crew achived:

Third place in class BCD

Communications prize

Race 3 capt. Reinis Gedzuns crew achived:

Second place in class C and D

Best crew in crew parade class BCD

Race 4 capt. Ivo Ivanovs crew achived:

Third place in class C and D

Communications prize