• Nord Stream Race Start. Photo World Wide Images.
    Nord Stream Race Start. Photo World Wide Images.

The ORC fleet is on its way! Today at 12pm the starting pistol was fired in the Flensburger Förde between Marina Sonwik and the Yacht Harbour Glücksburg. The conditions were absolutely ideal. The sun came out in between the clouds and gave fantastic light conditions for the photographers.

With temperatures around 13 degrees Celsius is was rather autumn-like but to be expected at this time of the year. In joyful anticipation and wrapped in warm clothes the crews left for the 800 nautical miles that lie ahead.

After a short upwind course to the windward mark, 12 to 14 knots from the west allowed the crews to set their gennakers and spinnakers and as expected, “Outsider“ with helmsman Tilmar Hansen raced away under gennaker and took the lead. The Elliott 52-crew has proposed an ambitious target for themselves: They announced their target time for arrival in Saint Petersburg for Wednesday, 18th of September at 14.28h (CET). The navigator who gets closest to his ETA-prediction will win the Navigator’s Prize of Nord Stream Race. 

For more information and the yacht tracker head to Nord Stream Race.

- Nord Stream Race Media

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