Instead of a peaceful transition in the Swedish skerries and contrary to the forecasts the Baltic sea again presented to the participants of Nord Stream Race surprises, dynamics and extreme. The gold was won by the Russian team, “Leviathan”, in second place-the Germans, the third – the Danes.
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The third offshore stage was when the fresh wind of 22-25 knots, gusts reached 30 knots. Not without pochinkov and breakdowns.
“On the turn we pulled out the gennaker sheet, and we spent more than an hour to install the new sails for complete courses. Therefore has lost the leading position,” said the skipper of the Swedish team Christian Harding. Swedish boat before the damage was first, but then conceded the entire fleet forward. Only towards the end of the race the crew was able to escape to fourth place.
The Russian team in the race for the win risked and repeatedly hit bracing. From breakdowns on the boat: two handles of the winches, which simply crumbled due to the large load. “We had about 10 pochinkov, it was very hard, – said steering command Vadim Achinson. Our speed reached 22 knots, I’m at that speed never went, this is the first time in my life!”
This transition did not sleep almost anyone from athletes. In difficult weather conditions on the associated date all the time needed to wear the watch.
The Danish team in this race I made a tactical mistake and, despite the good speed, lost the leadership of the Russian team. “We were not careful enough and made mistakes, so double-hit bracing. But this is not the main reason we lost the second place. We just didn’t choose a good position,” commented the skipper of the Danish team Peter Warrer.
In the overall standings at the moment, leading a team of “Leviathan” with a score of 12 points. In the second place the Royal Danish yacht club (16 points), the third – the Royal Swedish yacht club (18 points).
July 2 in Helsinki will be a coastal race, 3 July start of the last offshore stage of the regatta to St. Petersburg.
Results racing, trekking are available here –
PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg