June 26, 2019
Leviathan is in the lead!
The results of short coastal races in Copenhagen: the Russian team is gold, the Danish team comes second, the Finnish team is third.
In the overall standings of the Nord Stream Race, according to the results of the past stages: coastal races in Kiel and Copenhagen, as well as the Kiel-Copenhagen offshore transition, Leviathan leads. The team scored 6 points, followed by the Danes and the Swedes, who have 8 points each.
Two coastal races took place in Copenhagen. At the start of the day there were almost calm conditions, and the fleet waited for the weather for more than two hours, then an excellent wind came from 18 to 20 knots, towards the end of the second race, the wind speed dropped to 14. In coastal races, the Russian team led by steering Maxim Titarenko showed second first parishes.
“We brought a small reinforcement to the team, changed 4 people. Those who arrive have experience offshore races. They did this year Sydney-Hobart, in the past – Fastnet. Today we were taxiing to the boat, we didn’t feel it yet. The boat is fantastic, really like it. And I think that this biggest adventure will be in my sailing life, ”said the second skipper of the Leviathan team, Vadim Yakhinson, who today worked with tanks.
At the moment, the main competitor of the Russian team is the Danish Royal Yacht Club. The leader of the team is an experienced skipper Peter Warrer, consisting of young athletes of the club. The advantage of the Danes in their native waters is obvious. Knowing the local features of the weather and currents helped the team to win in the first offshore stage and bypass the entire racing fleet when the wind was almost sour at the finish. In coastal racing in Copenhagen, the Danes also distinguished themselves by winning the first race of the day.
Also, with a small margin, just two points, are the Swedes. This is the youngest team among those participating in the Nord Stream Race, but the skipper has participated in a prestigious regatta for the second year in a row. "We feel that we can well disperse the boat, but sometimes we are knocked down by emotions, with which we must constantly work," – said the skipper of the Swedish team Christian Harding.
On Tuesday evening, the second offshore stage of the regatta started. This will be the longest transition – from Copenhagen to Stockholm, which will take about two days.
Race results and tracking available through the link –
PR-director of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg
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