From 2012 to 2016 teams from more than 10 countries participated in Nord Stream Race, including the UK, Turkey and China. They took part in Nord Stream Race at the invitation of the St. Petersburg Yacht club. Gazprom Swan60 yachts and ORC yachts division represented the regatta.
The year of 2017 became a turning point in the history of Nord Stream Race. The regatta finally united the whole Baltic Sea. In the season of 2017, teams of yacht clubs-winners of the national sailing leagues of five countries of the region: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia took part in the competition for the first time.
The traditional route of the regatta has also changed. Since 2017, Nord Stream Race has been visiting every country participating in the regatta. In addition, the fleet changed: the Gazprom Swan60 class was replaced by modern yachts of Club Swan 50 class that are ideal not only for short races but for the open sea also.
Therefore, the geography of Nord Stream Race has expanded, and the audience has increased. The regatta received a new impetus and a new vector for development.