Nord Stream Race starts on Sunday

Image: onEdition Blagodarnost 2 arrives into St. Petersburg, Russia at the end of the Nord Stream Race 2013, from Flensburg / Glucksburg, Germany. The Nord Stream Race 2013, run by Yacht Club of Saint Petersburg (SPBYC) and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) starts with the Nord Stream Match Race in front of the harbour mole at Marina Sonwik, Fordepromenade, Flensburg, on 12.09.13. There are then two start days for the 800 nautical miles non-stop race across the Baltic Sea from Flensburg / Glucksburg, Germany to Saint Petersburg, Russia, with the ORC Class starting at 12.00hrs on 15.09.13 and the Swan 60 Class starting at 12.30hrs on 16.09.13 both from in front of the Yacht Harbour Glucksburg, Quellental, Glucksburg. For additional images please go to: http://www.w-w-i.com/nord_stream_race_2013/ For all media enquiries please contact: Emma Upton T: +44 7825 377 348 Email: emma.upton@fasttrackagency.com If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com This image is copyright the onEdition 2013©. This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com

Image: onEdition Blagodarnost 2 arrives into St. Petersburg, Russia at the end of the Nord Stream Race 2013, from Flensburg / Glucksburg, Germany.

In only a few days the participants of Nord Stream Race 2015 will leave the Flensburg Fjord and head out to the 800 nautical mile race towards Saint Petersburg. For some crews this is familiar terrain as they have already sailed the same route in 2013 or at least crossed the Baltic Sea in the other direction during Nord Stream Race 2014. For others it will be the first time they dare to advance this far out into the eastern part of the Baltic.

It will be exciting to see whether one of the yachts can beat the World Speed Record for the route Flensburg – Saint Petersburg. Current record holder is the yacht OUTSIDER of owner Tilmar Hansen from Kiel who covered the distance during the Nord Stream Race 2013 in three days, 38 minutes and 23 seconds. Unfortunately OUTSIDER will not take part in the 2015 edition as the boat recently suffered some damage.

The race can be followed best via the race tracker on the event website www.nord-stream-race.com

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