Please select your home edition
Edition
C-Tech 2021 (Spars-QFX Racer) 728x90 TOP

Nord Stream Race launches eSport Regatta through the Baltic Sea

by Nord Stream Race 4 Mar 05:16 PST 12-16 March 2021
All five participating teams © NSR / Anya Semeniouk

The Nord Stream Race (NSR), the longest offshore regatta in the Baltic Sea, traditionally takes place in summer from Kiel to St. Petersburg with stopovers in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki.

This spring, three virtual non-stop races through the Baltic Sea will take place for the first time under the name of the "NSR eSeries". The "NSR eTrophy" will be contested virtually on the water from Kiel to St. Petersburg at the same time as the Nord Stream Race.

Each virtual race takes the players for up to 800 virtual nautical miles through the Baltic Sea to St. Petersburg. A prize of 2,000 Euro and a place on board for a race during the Nord Stream Race will go to the overall winner of the NSR eSeries.

The NSR eSeries is organised by St. Petersburg Yacht Club and is supported by its partners Nord Stream AG und Gazprom. It consists of three five-day races from March to May, which are played on the gaming platform "Virtual Regatta Offshore". The three races will respectively start in Kiel, Copenhagen and Stockholm with the finish in St. Petersburg.

The virtual races will take place on the following dates:

  • NSR eSeries, Race 1: Kiel, St. Petersburg: 12 March - 16 March // 2 p.m. CET
  • NSR eSeries, Race 2: Copenhagen, St. Petersburg: 09 April - 13 April // 3 p.m. CET
  • NSR eSeries, Race 3: Stockholm, St. Petersburg: 01 May - 05 May // 3 p.m. CET
  • The date for the NSR eTrophy is to be announced.

"We want to take the Nord Stream Race beyond the borders of the Baltic Sea and make it even more popular," says Elena Solovyeva, Head of Projects of the organizing St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Under the motto "Connecting Baltics Through Sport", she sees an opportunity to connect sailors and eSailors worldwide. "We expect more than 30,000 participants, including many NSR sailors."

The only requirement for participation is the free registration in the "Virtual Regatta Offshore" app, which can be played on tablets, PCs or smartphones. Overall winner of the three races of the NSR eSeries will win prize money of 2,000 Euro and a place on board for a race during the real Nord Stream Race. The winner of each NSR eSeries race will win an iPad.

Related Articles

J/111 Rock & Roll wins Rolex Big Boat Series
Bernie Girod's candid perspective regarding his experience on San Francisco Bay After the remarkable performance by the winner of the ORR A Class, the J/111 Rock & Roll, we got a fascinating insight into owner/skipper Bernie Girod's program that led to his winning one of the most coveted trophies in all of sailing. Posted today at 6:37 pm
Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 1
Andy Soriano's Alegre hold the overnight lead Andy Soriano's Alegre hold the overnight lead after the first day of racing at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, comfortably winning the only race which could be contested due to very light, shifty and unsettled northerly breezes Posted today at 5:56 pm
23rd Mini Transat EuroChef Leg 1 Day 2
One front, two tactical options Having left Les Sables d'Olonne midway through the afternoon yesterday, propelled along by a NW'ly breeze of between 15 and 20 knots on relatively heavy seas, the 90 sailors saw the wind abate a few hours after the start as forecast. Posted today at 5:52 pm
Hinman Trophy, offshore sailing, and Mini Transat
Summer may have handed the baton off to autumn, but the sailing scene hasn't been cooling off Summer may have handed the baton off to autumn, but that certainly doesn't mean that the sailing scene has been cooling off in North America, at least not yet. This past weekend gave the sailing world multiple great events to follow and participate in. Posted today at 5:00 pm
Colligo Dux Synthetic Standing Rigging
Very excited about ongoing partnership with Hampidjan We are so excited about our ongoing partnership with Hampidjan. We are now the exclusive distributors for their product line in the recreational marine industry in the United States. Posted today at 2:28 pm
France SailGP Team announces new driver
Quentin Delapierre to replace Billy Besson for Spain Sail Grand Prix The France SailGP Team will have a new driver for the Spain Sail Grand Prix in Cádiz, Andalusia, following the announcement that Quentin Delapierre will be taking the helm of the team's F50. Posted today at 12:38 pm
2021 U.S. Offshore Championship
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle team excels to win the title Eight teams representing their respective US Sailing Areas from regions around the country vied for the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy this week in Annapolis, at the 2021 U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship. Posted today at 2:49 am
Kea dominates Beneteau 36.7 North Americans
After a long weekend of racing at San Diego Yacht Club The Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship was dominated by Chick Pyle's Kea. The team finished the first day of the regatta with a picket fence and never let up from there. Posted today at 1:22 am
12 Metre North American Championship
Won by New Zealand and Columbia in a variety of conditions Over 3 days of racing for North American Championship, eight historic 12 Metres had every type of wind condition with which to contend. Starting Thursday, the fleet completed two races in marginally high winds of 16-18 knots with gusts in the high 20s. Posted today at 12:26 am
American Yacht Club Fall Regatta 2021 days 1 & 2
A reunion of sailors and old friends reconnecting after not seeing one another since 2019 The 31st Annual American Yacht Club Fall Regatta began with an afternoon of racing in light wind, followed by a reunion of sailors and old friends reconnecting after not seeing one another since 2019. Posted on 27 Sep
Cyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - FOOTERLloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 BOTTOMRS Sailing 2021 - FOOTER