First to the finish line in Copenhagen

Starting in Kiel, the five teams participating in the regatta Nord Stream Race offshore 2019 passed the first transition and finished in Copenhagen.

© Andrey Sheremetev

The best were representatives of the Royal Danish yacht club, the Russian team “Leviathan” finished second in third place the Royal Swedish yacht club, fourth were the Finns of the Yacht club of the åland Islands and the last – the representatives of Germany of the North German racing Union.

The results in the standings could still change: the representatives of Germany protested the actions of the opponents from Denmark in one of the racing episodes, the judges have not yet made a decision on this incident.

During the race all crews were close to each other and almost all the time able to observe their rivals. At the beginning of the race the wind speed was about 13 knots, at night, it’s strengthening to 18 knots, and towards the end of the race, near Copenhagen, has come calm.

Steering “Leviathan” Maxim Titarenko noted that the stage was a difficult, but interesting: “the Start we managed, in spite of General nervousness and confusion. After that, the race was very diverse conditions, so I can call it a great experience. The wind and waves, and coastal terrain is not allowed to relax. I’m in this race set a personal record – 16 hours driving. When he looked at his watch did not believe that this could be”.

Team “Leviathan” first took the start in Kiel and was in the lead most of the race.

But at some point the boat caught something on the keel, and the result is almost up. At this moment the Danes have bypassed the Russian crew, and to catch them was impossible.

“Russia was in the lead almost all the time, especially in the second part of the race. We fought with them almost nose to nose and, finally, gets closer to Copenhagen. Here sour the wind, and we see the Russians and the Germans quickly catching up with us. Then they stood up and we were able to win! Thanks to Russian guys for a great fight, it was a fantastic race!” – told the skipper of the team the Royal Danish yacht club Peter Warrer.

Tomorrow, June 25, in Copenhagen will be a series of short races and in the evening the Nord Stream Race fleet will start the second offshore stage. This will be the longest transition from Copenhagen to Stockholm, which takes about 2 days.

Results racing, trekking are available here –

Alex Fat

PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg

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