Russian team won third offshore leg to Helsinki



After 200 nautical miles from Stockholm to Helsinki, the Russian team from St. Petersburg Yacht Club wins the third leg of the Nord Stream Race with a 15-minute lead over the Finnish team and moves up to second place in the overall ranking behind the Finns of Esbo Segelförening.



The three teams still competing in the race – after the collision of the Danes and Swedes before the start of the third leg – stayed within sight of each other for the entire race and had close fights for positions. The Russians sailed with gennaker for about 30 minutes longer than the Finns and gained the lead, which they kept until the finish.


After two light-wind legs, the sailors were happy about up to 25 knots of wind and surfing waves with up to 20 knots of speed across the Baltic Sea. It took the three teams one day to arrive in Helsinki.


How close the race was, is shown by the time difference between the first and the third boat of only 30 minutes. The third-placed Germans from Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee could also have been in contention for victory, but a bad gennaker manoeuvre during the night dropped them to the back of the field.



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Management Quotes:


Managing Director of Nord Stream AG Alexey Zaytsev

“Nord Stream Race is much more than just a competition. The regatta unites the sport, culture, and business of five countries: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The events, taking place during the race, have already become the meeting points for businessmen, politicians and people in the public eye.”


Commodore of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Vladimir Liubomirov

"We are happy to see that Nord Stream Race has become a well-established event in the Baltic Sea," commented the Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Vladimir Liubomirov. "By connecting five countries with one race and one trophy we are reaching out to local communities, creating a greater connection between these countries than ever before. This is the direction we shall continue to follow."




About Nord Stream Race:

The Baltic offshore regatta Nord Stream Race has been held by Saint Petersburg Yacht Club with the support of Gazprom and Nord Stream AG since 2012. The 1,000 nautical mile race connects Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark and follows the pipeline that gives the race its name.

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About Saint Petersburg Yacht Club:

The regional public sport organisation Saint Petersburg Yacht Club was established in 2007. Its main mission is to maintain the ideals of maritime culture on land and on sea and to develop nautical sports, as well as to grow enthusiasm for sailing. The Yacht Club’s philosophy is based not only on necessity to preserve, but also on a commitment to transfer to future generations the Russian nautical cultural heritage, along with Russian and world maritime history.

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About Gazprom:

Gazprom is  a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom views its mission as ensuring a reliable, efficient and balanced supply of natural gas, other energy resources and their derivatives to consumers. Gazprom’s strategic goal is to strengthen its leading position among global energy companies by diversifying sales markets, ensuring energy security and sustainable development, improving operating efficiency and fulfilling its scientific and technical potential. 

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About Nord Stream AG:

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the twin offshore gas pipelines “Nord Stream”, is an international joint venture of Gazprom, Wintershall Dea, E.ON, Gasunie and Engie groups. Nord Stream’s head office and control centre are located in Zug, Switzerland.

Nord Stream’s natural gas pipelines run in parallel through the Baltic Sea for 1,224 kilometres from Portovaya Bay, near Vyborg on the Russian coast to Lubmin, Germany. They are the shortest connection between the vast Russian natural gas reserves and the energy markets of the European Union.

The Nord Stream Pipeline was constructed in accordance with the most stringent industry standards and environmental requirements for offshore pipelines. Safety and reliability take the highest priority for operation and maintenance.

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Primorsky district, Lakhta
19A Beregovaya str.,
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