Stockholm, 3rd September 2017 – Cape Crow Yacht Club (Team Sweden) has won Leg 3 of the Nord Stream Race, reaching the finish line in Finland before Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland). There was very little distance between any of the five boats during this race from Stockholm, and in third place was Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (Team Germany), in fourth was Lord of the Sail - Europe (Team Russia), and in fifth place Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark).
Kenneth Tellen, skipper of Team Finland, would like to have reached home waters in first place but was still satisfied with his crew’s performance. “It got windy, up to 30 knots at times, and our crew is new to the boat and some of them are new to offshore sailing. So putting in the reef and reducing sail area in the strong wind was a slow process. The Swedish found a better angle when the wind shifted 40 degrees in the thunderstorm. They sailed well, but I’m very proud of my people too.”