Last time out with the RIB photographing seaside action. HSS Sailing Center season end and two funny kitesurfers in Merisatama, Helsinki.
Slideshows including photos of people
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.
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).
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".
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.
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
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship 2014 hosted by NJK started today in sunny and warm Helsinki with the official opening ceremonies. Teams have been training during Monday and Tuesday and racing will start on Wednesday 23rd of July. In the photos teams return from the training, gather at the first briefing and finally the regatta is officially opened. NJK event webpage
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...
Traditional HSS Spring Cup (ex. Suunto Cup) with 38 yachts in six different classes: 606 (9), Albin Express (5), Dragon (5), Folkboat (4), First 31.7 (10), X-99 (5) . Totally two races were sailed on Saturday. On Sunday the wind was too light for sailing. 80 photos mainly from Saturday second race. Results.
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,...