The longest offshore race through the Baltic Sea, the Nord Stream Race has been organized by Saint Petersburg Yacht Club along with support from Gazprom since the first edition in 2012. Following the route of the pipeline that gives the race its name, the Nord Stream Race connects five Baltic countries: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Since the first edition, 13 countries have participated in the Nord Stream Race including China and the UK.
The Nord Stream Race motto is "Connecting Baltics through Sport".
The best yacht clubs of the National Sailing Leagues from the Baltic countries are invited to the Nord Stream Race. The race's schedule combines offshore legs with inshore races.
Building on its great heritage, the Nord Stream Race continues to develop year on year. Following the growing trend for offshore racing, the Nord Stream Race is the only Baltic offshore regatta to be held in one-design ClubSwan50 boats. Victory cannot be achieved by technical advantage, only by superior crew skills. This is the reason why the Nord Stream Race silver trophy has become so desirable among sailors in the Baltic region.
This year the best yacht clubs of the National Sailing Leagues from the Baltic countries come together again for the seventh edition of the Nord Stream Race which takes place from 24 June to 6 July.