Classic breeze for start – HSH Nordbank blue race

In the classic southwesterly sea breeze that has fueled the starts of yacht races ranging from transatlantic ocean contests to the America’s Cup, 21 boats representing six nations (Antigua, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland and the United States)answered the gun today to begin the 3,600-nautical mile HSH Nordbank blue race. Their destination: a finish line near the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany.