The prestigeous Swan 60's in the Nord Stream Race leaving Helsinki after a weekend stopover. Weather cloudy, temperature around 15 deg. C and a nice 6-8 m/s tailwind helping the yachts to escape from the approaching eastern rain front. Thanks to Eero Lehtinen at windx.fi for the news feed and keeping Sailpix updated.
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The Swan fleet consisting of 6 Swan 60's and 1 Swan 45 arrived this morning in Helsinki. The offshore race from St. Petersburg to Helsinki was finished in the night at 3:00 am after the race director decided to finish the race because of light wind. At 03:00 am the positions of the yachts were determined via the race tracker. The boat with the shortest distance to the lighthouse Helsinki Majakka, where the original finish was planned, won the race. Please, also visit the official Nord Stream Race...
Start of Leg 2 from Helsinki to Gotland. Time to say goodbye to these beautiful and sporty Swan 60 race machines. Carried by cold tailwind and sunny weather they sailed away. Some of these pictures are available in full resolution free for private use. Commercial use needs to be agreed separately. Open Slideshow
Match Race in Helsinki. First year of the Baltic offshore race with Swan 60 yachts organized by Gazprom. Unfortunately the wind was very light and the weather cloudy. These yachts need more wind to look good. Open Slideshow