Before the start of the actual Nord Stream Race off Flensburg which will take place tomorrow, on 20. September at 12 pm, the participants and some guests went out on the race course today for a good cause. The organisers, Norddeutscher Regatta Verein and Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, had invited the crews to take part in the Childhood Charity Race whose proceeds are donated to the World Childhood Foundation.
All boats have now arrived at Marina Sonwik and their crews are looking forward to the start of the race on Sunday. However, before they can leave, some preparation is necessary: All crew members have to check in with the race office and the boats undergo a safety inspection where all necessary safety equipment for the upcoming offshore race is being checked on board.
For the participants of Nord Stream Race their big adventure starts on Sunday, 20 September 2015, at 12:00. For family, friends and fans at home who want to follow the course of the race, all boats will be equipped with GPS trackers. Via the RACE TRACKER on the Nord Stream Race-Website, which will be updated every 30 minutes, you can see the speed and the position of each boat.
Sailing is a tricky business and sometimes it is not going according to plan: Just in the past few days the organisers of Nord Stream Race received sad news from three ORC contestants. BLAGODARNOST 2, OILER.PL and OUTSIDER all had to withdraw from the race due to recently incurred damages on their boats. We wish all of them speedy reparation and hope to see you on the water next year.
Marina Sonwik At the start point in Germany the participating yachts will be moored at Marina Sonwik in Flensburg – a modern harbour with all amenities you could wish for. Mooring places for the yachts, race office and sanitary facilities are only a few feet apart. Free Wi-Fi, a sail maker, nearby shops, cafés and restaurants complete the all-round carefree package.
The race for the Speed Record of Nord Stream Race is on again since the current record holder OUTSIDER has confirmed their participation in this year’s edition. The Elliot 52 with skipper Tilmar Hansen from Kiel / Germany is currently holder of the World Speed Record for the distance Flensburg - Saint Petersburg of three days, 38 minutes and 23 seconds and will be a hot contestant for the win of the ORC-Trophy 2015.
Four months before the start of Nord Stream Race 2015 the entry list is filling up with interesting participants. Alexander Prinz zu Schleswig-Holstein, NRV board member for offshore affairs, is especially pleased about the reception amongst the ORC class...
The organisers of Nord Stream Race 2015 are already receiving the first registrations for entry these days. Two of the yachts, who will take up the challenge of crossing the entire length of the Baltic Sea from Flensburg to Saint Petersburg at the end of September, will be the Andrews 56 ‘Broader View Hamburg’ from Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt and her by three feet smaller competitor ‘Bank von Bremen’ from Segelkameradschaft Das Wappen von Bremen.
On the occasion of the international trade fair “hanseboot“ in Hamburg the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) as one of the co-organisers officially announced the programme of the Nord Stream Race 2015. On 20th of September 2015 at 12:00 CET ORC and Gazprom Swan 60 yachts will start from Flensburg/Glücksburg for a non-stop race across the Baltic Sea. 800 nautical miles away the finish line will be waiting, just off Saint Petersburg.