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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. The Nord Stream Race motto is "Connecting Baltics through Sport".

Sport-based association is the main mission, the main idea of birth and development of Nord Stream Race. The implementation of this mission is one of the main goals throughout the existence of the regatta.

The 2019 edition of Nord Stream Race will be take place from June 22 to July 5.
PARTICIPANTS
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.
The History of Nord Stream Race
St. Petersburg — Helsinki — Visby — Greifswald
The first season of the largest offshore race in the Baltic the Nord Stream Race was held in the
autumn of 2012. The route followed the Nord Stream pipeline and was divided into three legs. The
best sailors from four European countries were on the start line. The EU-flagged team was fifth
behind four other strong teams from different countries that best reflected the whole idea of the race.
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2012
Flensburg — St. Petersburg
Before the long non-stop passage through the Baltic between Germany and St.Petersburg, the
participants of the regatta demonstrated their boathandling skills in the Nations Match Race coastal races, held a few days earlier. The start racing in the open sea was made on September 12. This particular year the Swan 60 fleet was joined by the ORC division, making a total of 10 teams at the start, for the first time including team Turkey. Although for technical reasons only eight boats were able to reach the finish line.
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2013
St. Petersburg — Helsinki — Warnemünde
Among the participants in 2014 was a team from China, as well as a crew of young yachtsmen from Russia representing "Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge". In addition to competing on the water, the battle unfolded in the galley. Hannes Graurok, Matthias Stolz and the winner of numerous awards, chef Andre Muenchu competed to demonstrate their skills in a stressful and confined environment, creating culinary masterpieces on board the Gazprom Swan 60 yachts.
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2014
Flensburg — St. Petersburg
The fourth season of the Nord Stream Race was held in the autumn of 2015. The start was made on September 20in Flensburg and finish was held on September 23 in St.Petersburg. The organizers created a compelling battle on the water: professional crews demonstrated their mastery of the one-design 60-foot yachts in the picturesque Flensburg Bay. On receiving their prize money for finishing first in the coastal race, the winning team "The Spirit of Europe" donated the money towards the World Foundation "Childhood".
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2015
St. Petersburg — Helsinki — Warnemünde
The fifth season of the Nord Stream Race was held in spring 2016. One of the innovations for this
year was for each team to include at least three yachtsmen under the age of 25 years.
A.B. Miller (the chairman of the board of PJSC Gazprom) attended opening ceremony of the
regatta.
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2016
Kiel — Copenhagen — Stockholm — Helsinki —
St. Petersburg
The challenge of the Baltic attracted five teams, each representing the yacht club that had won the
national sailing leagues of their respective countries the season before. For the first time in the race a fleet of one-design "ClubSwan 50" was brought in to replace the "Gazprom Swan 60" class. Nord Stream Race 2017 was the first regatta where yachts of this one- design class competed on the open sea.
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2017
Kiel — Copenhagen — Stockholm — Helsinki —
St. Petersburg
The challenge of the Baltic attracted five teams, each representing the yacht club that had won the
national sailing leagues of their respective countries the season before.
For the second time, the five competitors raced in five one-design "ClubSwan 50".
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2018
The Trophy of
Nord Stream Race
The founder of the cup of pure silver is the jewelry company Asprey, taking its origins in 1781.
Awards for the production of London masters are awarded to the winners of the Premier League football, cricket, horse riding and golf competitions.

Designed in a well-known theme, with amazing swan handles and a leg in the form of curved sails, echoing the Nord Stream Race logo. All this is placed on an elegant stand with tablets of teams-winners of the regatta.

Looking at the finished product, it is easy to understand why it took more than 50 hours of painstaking work of exquisite jewelers to manufacture it.
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