HSS Spring Cup, this year reduced to four classes (606, Dragon, First 31,7, X-99). Photos from two races sailed on Saturday in steady 10 m/s wind and great waves. Cloudy in the morning, but sunny later in the afternoon. Dragon First 31,7 X-99 606
Last time out with the RIB photographing seaside action. HSS Sailing Center season end and two funny kitesurfers in Merisatama, Helsinki.
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.
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".
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.
First F18 ranking regatta of the season 2014 hosted by Helsingfors Segelsällskap together with Finnish Formula 18 Association and Finnish Sail Racing Organisation (FSRO). Just some photos (15) taken from the last start on Sunday while waiting for the Pro Sailor Race offshore sailors to come back from the "ocean". Results.
Sailpix has published a 100 page photo book capturing the racing and social side of the event. The book is made in cooperation with the Finnish Eight Metre Association and Helsingfors Segelsällskap. The first sets of 50+27 books ordered to Finland have been sold out and there will not be any more bulk orders to Finland. The book is still available for ordering direct at blurb.com. 8 Metre Worlds 2013 Helsinki By Erik Lahteenmaki 8 Metre Worlds 2013 Helsinki by Erik Lahteenmaki Photos...
This could be the last pairs of match race enthusiasts of the season 2013. Enjoying the clear and sunny weather in Helsinki sea harbour in the HSS Sailing Center Laser 16's.
First out in the spring, last out in autumn - It's the 6m Elliots at HSS Sailing Center - Center Cup, now part VI. View Slideshow
Match Race Finnish Championship at HSS Sailing Center in Helsinki. Pictures from first day in sunny weather and light wind. View Slideshow