2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

FROM: HENRIK ANDERSIN
TO: 2021 12mR WORLDS COMPETITORS
DATE: april 20, 2021

Dear 12 Metre Sailors,

While preparations are well in hand for a racing-only World Championship, the Organizing Committee has been working in tandem on a full slate of social events. As I write, the pandemic seems to be coming under control and travel restrictions throughout Europe are easing. While still uncertain, we remain hopeful that our social plans will come to fruition!  If this is the case we will follow with registration and reservation information– likely in late May / early June.

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE REGATTA ENTRY FEES INCREASE ON APRIL 30!

Fee Schedule:

  • If received by April 30, 2021:  3,900€
  • If received by June 15, 2021:  5,500€
  • If received by July 31, 2021:  7,000€

Please pay the entry fee by bank wire transfer to the following NJK account:

Bank name: Nordea Bank Abp
Address: Hamnbanegatan 5, 00020 NORDEA, Finland
IBAN FI65 1020 3000 1147 26 BIC/SWIFT NDEAFIHH2

At this time fifteen 12mRs (14 Vintage and 1 Antique) have registered for the event. You may view currently registered yachts and enter here.

You may view the updated Notice of Race with adjusted fees here.

I hope that you all stay safe and healthy,

Henrik Andersin, Chairman
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee


Finnish institute for health and welfare

World Health OrganizationCovid-19 update March 2021: Organizing Committee will follow WHO recommendations

As we approach summer, we are luckily seeing a downward trend of Covid-19 cases in Finland. The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) continues to monitor the situation and provide updates with regard to easing restrictions. The latest information on travelling and testing can be found here.

We will keep you informed and do our utmost to ensure a safe experience for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact Johanna Catani, if you have any enquiries.

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility



RESERVE SCANDIC HELSINKI ACCOMODATIONS BEFORE
APRIL 30TH

Scandic Hotels2021 12mR Worlds accomodation partner, Scandic Hotels in Helsinki, urges participants to secure reservations before April 30th. Reservations may be cancelled until June 15, 2021.

NEW reduced Quad Room pricing at Scandic Park, just 35 euros per person

Scandic Park HelsinkiScandic Park
Quad rooms
175 140 euro per room including breakfast

Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki Scandic Grand Marina
Double rooms
135 euro per room including breakfast

Please address your enquiries to, and make your reservations with Niklas Saxen from the 12 Metre Worlds Committee before April 30th. After this date, registrations can be made only directly with the hotels, subjected to availability.

Niklas Saxen
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee

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ABOUT THE 2021 12MR WORLDS

ABOUT THE 2021 12 METRE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:

The International 12 Metre Class’ 2021 World Championship will be held in Helsinki from August 14- 22, hosted by Finland’s premier yacht Club, Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK. The active Baltic 12mR Fleet is 16 yachts strong and primarily comprised of Vintage (Pre-WWII) Twelves.

Helsinki Finland, the location of the 2020 12mR World Championship.

Helsinki Finland by Soumen Ilmankuva
The race venue, anchored by NJK’s iconic green-roofed Clubhouse, is located on the island of Blekholmen in the center of Helsinki’s South Harbour.

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INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASSABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASS:

The 112 year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects including Olin Stephens, Clinton Crane, William Fife III, Philip Rhodes, Johan Anker, Ben Lexcen and more who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition– the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987).

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NJK

Nyländska Jaktklubben

NJK burgee

Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. The Clubhouse, located on the beautiful island of Blekholmen is situated in Helsinki’s South Harbour, adjacent to the city center with berths for 125 yachts, including space for up to 20 12 Metres. NJK accommodates their 2500+ members, berths 440 sailing yachts, 90 dinghies and 374 motorboats at their two main harbours in Helsinki as well as at an additional 10 outstations in the Finnish archipelago, with the most westerly on the Åland Islands.

NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. In 2019, the Club hosted the 5.5mR World Championship and in recent history, they organized World Championships for the 8mR Class in 2013 and for the 6mR Class in 2011.

Nyländska Jaktklubben has a long history with the New York Yacht Club and other North American clubs. As a founding member of the North American Station in 1945, along  with the Royle Swedish YC, the Royal Danish YC and the Royal Norwegian YC, NJK has been a pioneer in the promotion of close ties between North American and Nordic yachtsmen.

Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK

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