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Nord Stream Race - Germany wins Inshore Trophy

Deutscher Touring YC (Team Germany) has won the Inshore Trophy of the Nord Stream Race after winning two of the three short-course heats this afternoon in Helsinki.

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Just as in Copenhagen a week ago, the German team skippered by British sailor Hugh Brayshaw proved to be the best at handling the ClubSwan 50 around a short course, on this occasion in winds gusting over 20 knots.

Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland) won the first race of the day, making Kenneth Thelen’s team second from today’s competition and also placing them second overall in the Inshore Series, beating Cape Crow YC (Team Sweden) on tie-break.

In fourth place was Lord of the Sail – Europe (Team Russia).

Unfortunately for Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark), a small section of their mast track broke just before the inshore racing got underway, ruling the Danes out of the competition and making them late to start on the final offshore leg to St Petersburg.

The fourth and final leg of the Nord Stream Race set off from Helsinki, this Tuesday evening.

At 170 nautical miles, this deciding leg of the offshore race organised by St. Petersburg YC will see the international crews sail towards the eastern end of the Baltic Sea as they race towards the finish line in St Petersburg.

Nord Stream Trophy - overall results after three offshore legs
1. Cape Crow Yacht Club (Team Sweden) - 4 pts
2. Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland) – 8 pts
3. Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (Team Germany) - 9 pts
4. Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark) - 11 pts
5. Lord of the Sail – Europe (Team Russia) - 13 pts

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Andy Rice
5 September 2017 21:10 GMT


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