The sailing race Nord Stream took place in the Baltic Sea from June 23 to July 5. It was attended by 50 sailors and more than 100 guests from politics, sports and business, who sailed aboard. The 1000 nautical mile race followed the route of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Kiel to Saint Petersburg, with stops in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. The Russian Team won the Nord Stream Race Trophy for the four legs of the offshore competition, as well as the Nord Stream Race Inshore Trophy for the 4 inshore races in Kiel, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. They also won the Nord Stream Cup, the overall victory. Second in all categories were the Danish Team and in third place in all categories were the Swedish Team.
The aim of the Nord Stream Race is summed up by the race slogan “Connecting Baltics through Sport”. It’s about using sport to bring together sailors from different countries in the Baltic region for friendly competition and cultural exchange.
The race gathered thousands of spectators in the ports of the Baltic Sea and more than 100,000 online spectators.