Team China In 2014 Nord Stream Race
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Team China is on track to take part in its first ever Nord Stream Race. The team will race on board the newly launched Swan 60, Windward, which will be skippered by America’s Cup Veteran, Lorenzo Bortolotti.
Bortolotti says, “The owner of Windward… has set very ambitious targets for the 2014 sailing program involving a combination of competitive top-level racing. We are very happy to have been given this important challenge and are very satisfied with the results achieved during the preparation. I have a very strong team to race with and I am expecting great results this year in both the Nord Stream Race and throughout the rest of the Gazprom Swan 60 Circuit.”
Igor Frolov, Skipper of Team Russia and Executive Director, Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club says, “The new Asian contingent has definitely shaken up the Swan 60 fleet this year…”
The Swan 60s start the 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 Circuit on May 30 racing 150 nautical miles offshore from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki, concluding leg one of the annual Nord Stream Race.