Russia on the Nord Stream Race is one of the largest regattas in the Baltic sea — next season will represent the team “Leviathan” from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Last of the Nord Stream Race the honour of Russia defended the team “the Lords of the sail — Asia”, which became the absolute winner of the regatta. Will there be a race of 2019 as successful for the Russians, time will tell. The crew of the “Leviathan” — in 2018, the team was Vadim Achinson, Maxim Titarenko, and Michael and Maxim sheremetieva — without a doubt, will make every effort to that end.
The competition will be held from 22 June to 5 July next year. The best team of the Nord Stream Race — 2019 will be defined in three classifications: coastal race, the offshore race and the overall standings. The race route will run for more than 1,000 nautical miles along the pipeline “Nord stream”.
In addition to the Russians in the regatta will be the participation of teams from Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Who exactly will get to Nord Stream Race has been defined following the results of competitions the national sailing leagues in these countries. In Germany the winners were Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, in Finland — Åländska Segelsällskapet in Denmark — the country’s oldest club Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub, and in Sweden — the oldest in continental Europe, club Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet.
Teams will come from the German port of Kiel, where in the same day will have the boat festival “Kieler Woche”. From there participants will go first in Copenhagenand then in Stockholm. The start of the stage Stockholm — Helsinki coincide with the start of Af Offshore race Race around the island of Gotland, and the finish of the next stage and the whole regatta in St. Petersburg — semi-finals of the European sailing Champions League. There are current members of the Nord Stream Race will meet with those who will take their place in 2020.