These five National Sailing Leagues are further enhanced by this qualification mode.
The clubs competing in this year's Nord Stream Race are Norddeutscher Regatta Verein/Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (Germany), Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub (Denmark), Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet (Sweden), Esbo Segelförening/Åländska Segelsällskapet (Finland) and the ZID Art Sailing Team (Russia).
For Germany and Finland, mixed teams of two clubs are competing because last year's Nord Stream Race was postponed. Hence, the sailing league's winner from 2019 and 2020 compete together for their country.
The winner of Nord Stream Race will have the right to call himself "The Best Yacht Club in the Baltic Sea".