2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland



DATE: JUNE 4, 2021

Dear 12 Metre Sailors,

We are Ready to Race!

The NJK Race Office is in early season full-speed mode and eager to welcome the 12mR fleet and their crews. They are well prepared for our first tune-up start on August 16 followed by five great days of racing starting on the 17th.  Our designated racing area south of Isosaari Island will provide excellent courses. As of today, we have eight 12mRs fully registered and anticipate a number of additional confirmations shortly as the pandemic finally seems to be abating.

Full Social Program Announced on June 17th

Get ready to mingle with friends, old and new, music, great food and drinks! The 2021 12mR World Championship social program is shaping up to be an unforgettable week featuring numerous special events including the official Welcome Reception, a traditional Finnish Archipelago Dinner, the Gala Dinner and casual after-sailing socials. Any restrictions, if still in place, will be taken into account to keep everyone safe.

Stay tuned for our next Committee Update on June 17th when we will share more details including the complete social schedule with reservation instructions. You will not want to miss any of the fun we are planning for you and your crews!

In the meantime, we hope that you all stay safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you soon in Helsinki!

Henrik Andersin, 2021 12mR Worlds Chairman
Patrik Andersson, Racing Coordinator
Edward Krogius and Carolina Andersin-Vuorinen, Social Program Coordinators
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee

12mR Fleet Invited to sail Viaporin Tuoppi; the largest European classic yacht regatta.

12mR Worlds Participants Invited to Viaporin Tuoppi; the largest European classic yacht regatta.
We are happy to announce a special Saturday race prior to the Worlds. All 12mRs are invited to race the 15nm course along the shores of Helsinki with more than 150 classic yachts in the spectacular Viaporin Tuoppi. The race will start north of the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress at 0900hrs, your fast 12s should finish between 1200 – 1400hrs. For more information, please contact Pata Andersson.

Finnish institute for health and welfare

World Health OrganizationCovid-19 update june 2021: pandemic CONDITIONS IMPROVING!

Finland as well as other Nordic countries are gradually rolling back restrictions for public events. In early June, 55% of Finns have had at least one vaccination, and the infection rate has been declining accordingly since early April. The Finnish government announces Covid-regulations for 2-3 weeks at the time, and we cannot yet anticipate the exact situation by mid-August. In general arrival in Finland is safe by now. We will follow the development of the regulations and continue to keep you posted.

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 traveling 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

Scandic Hotels

To date our 12mR participants have reserved 100+ beds in total with our accommodations partner Hotel Scandic. A Scandic representative will contact those with reservations within the next few days, after you have provided your crew list, to finalize the details of your stay.

We still have the opportunity to reserve heavily discounted rooms until June 15. For those of you who still haven’t made your reservations please contact niklas.saxen@njk.fi.  After the 15th of June, you will have to make your arrangements directly with Scandic and the price will be the daily price – 10%.

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

Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki Scandic Grand Marina
Double rooms
135 100 euro per room including breakfast

Niklas Saxen
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee

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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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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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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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