Sailing Poland crew wins Klaipeda-Gdynia race

Sailing Poland

The first offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe Prologue is complete. Four VO65 yachts docked in Gdynia today and there is no change in the general classification – the Polish Sailing Poland crew still leads.

Sailing Poland was the first to cross the finish line at 10:46 on the waters of the Bay of Gdańsk. The Polish team won the fourth edition of The Ocean Race Europe Prologue – this time the high seas stage from Klaipeda to Gdynia. The fight for second place went on until the very end. Eventually the Lithuanian Ambersail2 won, coming across the finish line less than three minutes ahead of Team Childhood1 from the Netherlands. Last but not least, fourth place went to The Austrian Ocean Race Project (Austria).

The Ocean Race Europe is the first European leg of The Ocean Race, the toughest manned circumnavigation of the world. It is preceded by a prologue from Klaipeda to Gdynia to Stockholm. After the sea stage from Lithuania to Poland, two inshore races will be held on 11 May on the Gulf of Gdansk and the next sea stage to Stockholm will start at 12:00 on 12 May. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event is purely sporting in nature. You will be able to observe the competition, especially the coastal races, from the Seaside Boulevard in Gdynia, the pier in Sopot where the turning point is planned, from the beaches of the Tricity as well as from the decks of private yachts.

Sailing Poland crew
photo: Cherie Bridges

 

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