Airisto Classic is a regatta organized by Airisto Segelsällskap i Åbo in Turku, the old capital (until 1812) of Finland. The race harbour is another big chapter of Finnish yacht building history, the Åbo Båtvarv. Big thanks to the Håkans company/family who has restored the old boat yard area to a multifunctional work and experience center. It's always a great pleasure to see and photograph these beautiful yachts. Photos (67) from Saturday, the third regatta day, all three races and also...
Hangö Classics is a regatta, organized by Hangö Segelförening HSF, that is in 2020 replacing the Hangö Regatta which would have been too big with regards to the Corona restrictions. The 8mR, 6mR, Int5mR, 5.5M, Dragon, A-boat, Hai and Nordic Folkboat are racing on a course from year 1932 with just some modifications. Photos are from Friday (race 1 and 2) and Sunday (races 3, 4 and 5). On Saturday no races because of too hard wind. Race 1 - Friday (39 photos) Race 2 - Friday...
One of the main race sailing regattas in Finland with over 200 boats competing in 19 classes. This years photos are from Friday and Saturday. On Sunday I was called in with short notice, to sail in Lys2 class, so unfortunately I have no photos from the 49er, F18 or Moth. Also no photos from the Lys1 or Lys2 classes. Friday photos from race area D Saturday photos from race area C All results from the regatta on Hanko Regatta results page.
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.
Photos from the Helsinki Regatta are from Saturday with strong wind and cloudy weather. Unfortunately there are not any photos from Sunday when the wind was still strong, but the sun was shining. Experimentally the Dragon class photos are in black&white. Dragon class Keelboat classes 5m, 5.5m, 6mR, 8mR H-Boat
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 funniest and greatest wooden boat event in Finland organized by Suomenlinnan Pursiseura. This year already the 31st time almost 200 yachts racing along the shores of Helsinki. The light wind and sunny weather guaranteed that people enjoyed both racing on the sea and after sail in the Suomenlinna harbour. Totally 246 photos, but anyhow couldn't get you all. If you are looking for a specific yacht it might be more comfortable to search direct in the Flickr Album.
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.
Musto Classic regatta organized by BS had some dramatic collissions and one broken rig this year. These pictures are from the peaceful Sunday afternoon. Musto_2013_results. View Slideshow
Viaporin Tuoppi is the biggest annual wooden yachts event in the Nordic countries. Not only the sailing along the shores of Helsinki is important, but also the famous, wild, incredible after sail party at the Suomenlinna Island. View Slideshow