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RS:X windsurfer women

First time ever I had the opportunity to photograph absolute world top RS:X windsurfer women training. This is Ingrid Puusta from Estonia and Tuuli Petäjä-Sirén from Finland, both Top20 ISAF ranked windsurfers, preparing for the RS:X class European Championships in Helsinki 2nd to 7th of July and for the Rio Olympics. The coach is Matthew Rickard and the third windsurfer (FIN-56) is Alexandra Blinnikka.

Kitesurfers in Hanko

There has not been too many opportunities for good windsurfing in warm and sunny weather in Hanko this summer. I was lucky to be out behind The House Of The Four Winds today and was able to catch some of these sporty guys, who are living at the shoreline for the most time of the year.    

Audi Open Dragon Nordic Championships 2015, HSF

On the first day the wind in Hanko was too strong and gusty. On the second day the light and unstable wind allowed only one race, but on Thursday, the third day at the Audi Open Dragon Nordic Championships, the wind was near prefect. After totally five sailed races the Jouko Lindgren with his crew secured his championship. See full results at the HSF webpage.  

Restoration of 6mR Renata, part III

Visited Peter Granström at Tammisaaren Veneveistämö for the third time to follow up with progress of restoration of the 6mR Renata. At the moment the hull looks like a skeleton, which is getting a new spine as the new keel stock and stem are being installed. A lot of caution is also set in restoring the original shape of the hull as it has changed during its long life since 1927. The original drawings have been compared to the 3D […]

Season end 2014

Last time out with the RIB photographing seaside action. HSS Sailing Center season end and two funny kitesurfers in Merisatama, Helsinki.  

Champion of Champions 2014, NJK

Champion of Champions at NJK is an annual weekend event where the Finnish champions in different classes meet at the end of the season. This year the real big Champion is from the X-35 class – Anssi Lydén with his team Susanna Kukkonen, Timo Kari and Erik Mansner. The six best teams: X-35 DN Folkboat Dragon 606 First 31.7 All results at NJK webpage.

Restoration of 6mR Renata, part II

The restoration of 6mR yacht Renata continues at Ekenäs Båtvarv. The hull has been measured with high precision and compared to the original drawings. Boat builder Peter Granström has now made the first parts of new wood from Touchwood BV in the Netherlands. These are the parts that form the lengthwise shape of the hull, so the precision and connection angles between the parts are critical for a successful renovation. Sailpix will be following the project. Earlier photos (part 1).

6mR Finnish Championship 2014, HSS

Second day at the 6mR class Finnish Championship, which was a part of the “Champagne Regatta” – Jacquart Baltic Classic Master Cup 2014 organized by HSS. The wind was light in the morning so the first race was delayed, but during the cloudy day the wind catched up and both races were sailed. Special congrats to the “new” 6mR crew on FIN-60 “Off Course” helmed by Heikki Pulsa for their first race win on “Off Course”.

X-Yachts Finland Cup 2014, HSF

Second day at the X-Yachts Finland Cup, which is traditionally sailed in Hanko and races organized by HSF. Event is a come-together regatta for all X-Yacht sailors and is friendly hosted by Robi Gripenberg from X-Yachts Finland. Pictures are from X-41, X-99 and Family class races. At the end of the slideshows pictures from first day pricegiving and dinner.

Youth Match Race Worlds

Denmark wins the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship. Joachim Aschen-brenner with his team was convincing with only two race losses during the whole week. Australia gets silver, and bronze goes to the USA. Full report on the ISAF webpage. All results. NJK event webpage