Tsaar Peter, NLD

Tsaar Peter, NLD

Team Holland competed in the Nord Stream Race 2012 onboard Swan 60 Tsaar Peter.

In 2013 Tsaar Peter took part in the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship in Cowes, Isle of Wight and the Nord Stream Race 2013.

Team Great Britain raced Swan 60 Tsaar Peter in the Nord Stream Race 2013. Helmed by British Skipper Adrian Stead and a crew consisting of young up and coming British sailors and world renowned ocean race veterans, the team went on to win the second edition of the race. Finishing just 26 seconds ahead of previous Nord Stream Race champions Team Russia onboard Swan 60 Bronenosec.

The Gazprom Russian Youth Team raced Tsaar Peter during the 2014 Nord Stream Race and Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship. The team was created through the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, a youth initiative developed through the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and Gazprom.

The Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge is a long term initiative likened to the success of the Artemis Offshore Academy and British Keelboat Academy.

Henrik Jansen has put in an entry for this year’s Rolex Swan Cup, racing Swan 60 Tsaar Peter. This marks another Danish addition to the Gazprom Swan 60 fleet. The team from Denmark are all keen Raskilde Yacht Club members, normally competing West of Copenhagen in a fjord.

Henrik Jansen will be taking the helm this week with Hans Tonder Jensen by his side as tactician. Originally a Farr 40 owner and helm, Henrik Jansen took part in 3 editions of the World Championships. The Danish born sailor also has experience in the Dragon Class, match racing world and also at national level.

Tactician, Hans is excited to be racing in the Gazprom Swan 60 Class, “this is for the majority of our crew the first time that they will have raced in the Mediterranean. We have a core contingent who race with Henrik and myself a lot and we are merging these sailors with a few new people at the Rolex Swan Cup. We aim to get better and better as the week goes on, we always sail for winning but this time round we want to focus on enjoying the experience”.

The Gazprom Swan 60 fleet visited Copenhagen to celebrate the centenary of the Danish Sailing Organisation which sparked an interest from Mr Jansen and the Rolex Swan Cup racing is the happy outcome.