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Reinke: I did not want the fleet trying to race when there is no wind Reinke: I did not want the fleet trying to race when there is no wind

Leg Two of Nord Stream Race to Start From Island of Öland

In 2017, the Nord Stream Race fleet completed the longest leg of 777 km from Copenhagen to Stockholm at speeds sometimes in excess of 26 knots boatspeed.

This year there is no prospect of a repeat because of a large high-pressure system engulfing the region, resulting in an almost complete lack of breeze in the south of Sweden.

There is a tight race schedule to meet for this 1,609 km stage race through the Baltic Sea, not least the five ClubSwan 50s joining in with the ÅF Inshore Race in Stockholm. Eckart Reinke, principal race officer, Nord Stream Race, has reduced Leg two to a 400 km course which is set to start from the southern tip of Öland, Sweden's second largest island.