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Nord Stream Race - Swedes take overall victory

Cape Crow YC from Hönö near Gothenburg in Sweden has won the Nord Stream Race 2017 after finishing third on the final leg from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in Russia.

Cape Crow YC (Team Sweden) celebrate overall victory - Click image for a larger image

The Swedes also take the “Nord Stream Cup” for best all-rounder in the combined inshore and offshore ranking.

The German team from Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club has won the “Nord Stream Race Inshore Trophy”.

Skippered by 25-year-old professional sailor Patrik Sturesson, on board were navigator Jimmy Hellberg, Holger Tidemand, Erik Malmberg, Martin Krite, Axel Munkby, Marcus Höglander, Johan Wikman, Arvid Bild, Julius Hallström and boat captain Giuseppe Filippis.

With an average age of 28 years, the Swedes had the second youngest team.

Finishing second on this final leg and coming second overall in the offshore ranking were Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland), led by charismatic skipper and Whitbread Race veteran Kenneth Thelen.

The final place on the podium for the offshore ranking goes to Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (Team Germany) in third place, with Lord of the Sail – Europe (Team Russia) in fourth and Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark) in fifth place.

Nord Stream Race Trophy - four Offshore Legs
1. Cape Crow Yacht Club (Team Sweden) - 7 pts
2. Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland) – 10 pts
3. Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (Team Germany) - 13 pts
4. Lord of the Sail – Europe (Team Russia) - 14 pts
5. Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark) - 17 pts

Nord Stream Inshore Trophy
1. Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club (Team Germany) - 2 pts
2. Nyländska Jaktklubben (Team Finland) – 5 pts
3. Cape Crow Yacht Club (Team Sweden) - 5 pts
4. Lord of the Sail – Europe (Team Russia) - 8 pts
5. Frederikshavn Sejlklub (Team Denmark) - 10 pts

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Andy Rice
7 September 2017 16:53 GMT


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