Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius AUS Always 728x90

Nord Stream Race - Saint-Petersburg to host inaugural start

by Henry Robson on 5 Oct 2012
Saint Petersburg will play host to the start of the 2012 Nord Stream Race Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg 2012
Russia’s cultural capital, Saint-Petersburg will soon host the start of the inaugural 2012 Nord Stream Race. The Nord Stream Race falls in an important year for Russian Sailing, with 2012 marking not only the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Yachting Federation (RYF) but it is also 100 years since the first Russian Olympic medal in sailing was won.

The world’s first yacht club was also established in Saint-Petersburg in 1724 by Peter the Great, although sailing in Russia has had a troubled past, becoming none existent at times. However, this is changing and as the sailing scene in Russia grows and prospers once again, the Nord Stream Race will certainly put Saint-Petersburg on the map as a serious sailing destination.

The beautiful Russian city offers a fantastic starting place for the Nord Stream Race, with plenty of things to see and do for sailors and spectators alike both on-shore and out on the water. Saint-Petersburg’s rich imperial past has left a unique architectural landscape which is now considered amongst the most stunning architecture in Europe. Furthermore the city has many monuments, museums, and religious sites such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral which is an architectural masterpiece, and the Winter Palace which is undoubtedly one of the most famous palaces to visit in Russia.

The great city of Saint-Petersburg will greet the Nord Stream Race fleet of five Swan 60 yachts on the 15th October; the crews will then have two days preparation ahead of the inaugural race. The 18th October will mark a new milestone in Russian sailing history as the five teams head to the start line at Kronstadt and commence their 750 nautical miles, offshore race across the Baltic Sea.


Vladimir Liubomirov, Commodore, Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, and competitor on board Team Russia is looking forward to the hosting the five boats and their crew: 'Saint-Petersburg has had a history of being at the heart of Russian sailing, and we are putting the city back on the map as a world class sailing venue by focusing on development at a local and international level. The Yacht Club of Saint Petersburg has attracted sailors from around the world to compete at the highest levels in the premier Nord Stream Race, it will be a great race'

Leg one of the race will take competitors from Tolbuhin lighthouse to Saint Petersburg Yacht Club website

BandG AUS Triton2 660x82Ensign Bavaria C57 April 2017Beneteau SAIL Oceanis 35.1 37.1 41.1 660x82 1

Related Articles

RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager
The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson Robinson, who joins the British Sailing Team in June from a Performance Manager role at Australian Sailing, takes on the post vacated by Stephen Park OBE and will lead the world’s leading Olympic sailing nation as it continues its quest for medal success in Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Posted today at 11:40 am
Australian Sailing Hall of Fame nominations now open
Nominations now open for Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame initiative, ]announced by Australian Sailing Nominations are now open for the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame initiative, which was announced late last year by Australian Sailing, is being established in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum. Nominations for the inaugural induction are being accepted until 5pm Friday 16 June 2017.
Posted today at 5:00 am
RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day
Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course which uniquely has Europe, Gibraltar and North Africa as a backdrop.
Posted today at 3:57 am
North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds
In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. Dubbed the 12 Metre World Championship, a dozen syndicates competed in what they considered a “shakedown series” to test their boats against the competition. Some of the teams had new builds, their first development boats.
Posted on 27 Apr
Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères
Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn.
Posted on 27 Apr
The world of sailing comes to Antigua Sailing Week
A staggering number of sailors from worldwide are descending on the Caribbean Antigua island to celebrate 50th edition. About 1,500 competitors from 32 countries will enjoy five days of world class racing, preceded by the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race and the Peters and May Round Antigua Race.
Posted on 27 Apr
New faces in town with RC44 Sotogrande Cup set to begin
This event follows from last season's RC44 World Championship also held off this magnificent development Of the eight teams competing off Sotogrande, favourite is Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. Not only is the cockpit on the Slovenian RC44 adorned with the overall championship leader's 'golden wheels', but Lah's team also won the World Championship here in 2016.
Posted on 26 Apr
Sailing World Cup Hyères –Day 2– Zegers and van Veen show how its done
Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen were unstoppable on day two, winning both Women's 470 races in convincing style Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, the Dutch team were the standout performers.
Posted on 26 Apr
GC32 Racing Tour Owner-Driver Championship heats up
Unique aspect of GC32 is that compared to other foiling catamarans, it is simpler to sail and logistically easier to run Team Argo is sailing with the same crew as it had for February’s GC32 Championship in Oman, including leading American Moth and big boat sailor Anthony Kotoun and British former Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Alister Richardson.
Posted on 26 Apr
RORC Season's Points Championship and Cervantes Trophy Race preview
Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. While this year the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race is the showcase event, there are fourteen testing races that make up the championship, and every race has its own coveted prize for the overall winner and for class honours.
Posted on 26 Apr