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Germany: Russia's extreme sailing team aim for victory in Hamburg

Germany, Hamburg
July 23, 2015 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Gazprom team declared they are aiming for victory in this year's Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg, according to team skipper Igor Lisovenko, Thursday. The skipper, who is also the catamaran's tactician, said the race would be hard due to "strong currents and variants in the water levels" on Hamburg's Elbe River.

This is the first time the four-day regatta will be held in Germany, centring at the mouth of the River Elbe in the HafenCity area. The race, which will finish on July 26, is the fifth leg of the tournament.

Nine elite-level racing teams from Russia, Austria, Oman, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey and Germany will compete with each other in a series of short distance races. The next leg will be held in St. Petersburg at the end of August, with the final challenge scheduled for December in Australia.

Germany: Russia's extreme sailing team aim for victory in Hamburg02:50
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Russia's Gazprom team declared they are aiming for victory in this year's Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg, according to team skipper Igor Lisovenko, Thursday. The skipper, who is also the catamaran's tactician, said the race would be hard due to "strong currents and variants in the water levels" on Hamburg's Elbe River.

This is the first time the four-day regatta will be held in Germany, centring at the mouth of the River Elbe in the HafenCity area. The race, which will finish on July 26, is the fifth leg of the tournament.

Nine elite-level racing teams from Russia, Austria, Oman, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey and Germany will compete with each other in a series of short distance races. The next leg will be held in St. Petersburg at the end of August, with the final challenge scheduled for December in Australia.

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