Keep it up, Leviathan!
Instead of a calm transition through the Swedish skerries and contrary to forecasts, Baltika once again presented the participants of the Nord Stream Race surprises, dynamics and extreme. Gold was won by the Russian Leviathan team, the Germans ranked second, the Danes ranked third.
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The third offshore stage passed with a fresh wind of 22-25 knots, on gusts the speed reached 30 knots. Not without broaching and breakdowns.
“At the turn, the genetic sheet was pulled out of us, and we spent more than an hour setting up a new sail for complete courses. Therefore, they lost the leading position ”, – said the skipper of the Swedish team Christian Harding. The Swedish boat went first before the breakdown, but then missed the entire fleet forward. Only towards the end of the race was the crew able to break out into fourth place.
In the race for victory, the Russian team risked and repeatedly got into the broche. Of the damage on the boat: two handles from the winches, which simply scattered because of the heavy load. “We had about 10 brochings, it was very hard for us,” said Vadim Yakhinson, the steering team. “Our speed reached 22 knots, I never walked at that speed, this is the first time in my life!”
At this transition, almost no sportsmen could sleep. In difficult weather conditions on a passing course all the time you had to keep a watch.
The Danish team in this race made a tactical mistake and, despite a good speed, lost to the leadership of the Russian team. “We were not attentive enough and made mistakes, so we twice got into the broaching. But this is not the main reason why we lost second place. We just chose not the best position, ”commented the skipper of the Danish team, Peter Warrer.
In the overall standings, the Leviathan team is currently leading with a score of 12 points. Danish Royal Yacht Club is on the second place (16 points), Swedish Royal Yacht Club is on the third place (18 points).
On July 2, coastal races will be held in Helsinki, on July 3, the last offshore stage of the regatta to St. Petersburg will start.
The results of races, tracking available on the link –
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