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