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).
Racing with classic yachts
First time in many years, own class championship weekend for the growing Finnish 5m fleet. Still some being renovated, but this class is absolutely growing in Finland. Light wind during the both races, but the approaching rain front gave a dramatic background for photography and some good wind for the sailors at the end.
First day at the Nordic Folkboat Finnish Championship organized by HTPS. Perfect sailing weather in warm breeze from South-west at Kruunuvuorenselkä in Helsinki. Photos are from the first day of total three. Two boats from Naantali, with Herman Saari and Roni Saksi at helm, leading after the first day. Results.
The 30th Viaporin Tuoppi with many sail yachts outside of Helsinki in the biggest wooden yacht event in Nordic. The light wind and sunny weather guaranteed that people enjoyed both racing on the sea and after sail on land. Some extra after sail photos have been published in the Sailpix Facebook group For quicker searching of a specific photo, please, check the Sailpix Flickr album. More Viaporin Tuoppi photos at Jorma Rautapää's Sails and Sea webpage.
Sinebrychoff Challenge organized by NJK and sponsored by Sinebrychoff. Annual challenge race for 6mR yachts, where winner of the 3 morning races meets last years champion in one-on-one races in the afternoon. Again the last year winner "Sara af Hangö" was successful in defeating the championship. This year with a 2-0 result against the fresh Finnish Champion 2014 "MayBe IV". Photos are from the 3 qualifying races before noon.
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".
The Saturday morning was foggy so the race committee postponed the start. After noon AP flag came down and all boats headed to the race courses. Quite soon the half of the boats returned as there was no wind or it was too foggy. Just F18 catamarans started and on another course also other smaller boats. Photos are from F18 race before it was stopped and from the main pier in the harbor where people were enjoying each others company on the Saturday afternoon. List of...
The restoration of the 6mR yacht Renata has recently started at Ekenäs Båtvarv. Club Renata, owner of the yacht, will bring the yacht back to it's original year 1928 condition. Renata is a very important 6mR yacht in the Finnish race sailing history. See Finnish 6 Metre Associations Renata-page. Sailpix has visited Ekenäs Båtvarv together with Jorma Rautapää to hear Peter Granström telling about the first steps in the restoration. Sailpix will be following the project. Please,...
Sailpix first time visit to a DN ice yacht race. Finnish DN associations third ranking regatta organized by ESF with 17 ice yachts at Pikkalanlahti. On Sunday the wind was light, but got stronger to two last races from where the most photos are.
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