Viaporin Tuoppi is the biggest event for wooden boats in Europe. This year it was organized for the 33rd time. The sailing weather was light and partly cloudy. After most of the boats had arrived to the after sail party at the Suomenlinna island the worst thunderstorm of the whole summer struck the event, anyhow without causing any bigger damages. 80 photos and a short 2 minute video. Results, which are not the most important thing in this event, can be found HERE.
This year the Kongelig Dansk Yachtclub, being the oldest yacht club in Denmark, celebrates it's 150th anniversary. The Meter Rule has an important role in the history of the yacht club. The 5.5m, 8mR and 12mR classes are racing in the Wessel & Vett Cup. For Sailpix this is the first regatta abroad, mainly for the first time to see the Finnish 12mR Blue Marlin racing with other 12mR yachts and also to follow the other Finnish yachts that are attending: 8mR Luna, Sphinx and Iroquois, 5.5m Addam...
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.
Pictures from 4 Finnish Boatyards (Wilenius Båtvarv, Emsalö Båtupplag, Finnish Wooden Boat Center, M-Yachts) taking care of our classic wooden boats and also more modern plastic ones. Tour made together with Jorma Rautapää, whose pictures from the same trip available at his webpage Sails and Sea.