2021 Evli 12mR World Championship; Sails to Success through Shifting Conditions at Sea and Ashore

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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Vim (US-15) Claims the Crown;

Helsinki, FI and Blue Marlin (FIN-1) Also Winners On and Off the Water

2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship, photo: Erik Lähteenmäki
Vim (US-15) chased downwind by Nini Anker (K-15) | Erik Lähteenmäki | Sailpix.Fi

HELSINKI, FI (August 22, 2021) – After navigating 2 years of shifting  circumstances caused by Covid-19, racing at the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship (postponed from 2020) hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben r.f. (NJK) finally got underway on August 16. Finland’s capricious weather presented a wide range of wind speeds and sea states to challenge the fortitude, skill and patience of the nine 12mR teams who had arrived at the regatta from Denmark, Germany and Norway— all on their own keels– after traversing hundreds of nautical miles on the Baltic Sea. This in itself was a rare and impressive achievement for the fleet of Vintage yachts that range in age from 82 to 103 years old. (Please click on any of the yacht names in the results section below to learn the history of each of the competing 12mRs.)

But no matter the conditions the competition, camaraderie and Finnish hospitality could not be dampened at the tremendously successful event that also celebrated a milestone anniversary for NJK, the oldest registered sports club and largest yacht club in Finland. Commodore, Mats Welin said: “Although this is the first time the 12mRs have held their World Championship in Finland, NJK has a long history with the Class including participation at our 50th and 75th Anniversary celebrations in 1911 and 1936. Now during our 160th Anniversary year we are very pleased to host the International Twelve Metre Class and proud that two competitors will race under the NJK flag.”

Best of photos: Erik Lähteenmäki | Sailpix.fi

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On Tuesday, Henrik Andersin, skipper of Helsinki’s hometown team Blue Marlin (FIN-1) “watched the clouds” and was first across the finish line in the series opener. Vim (US-15), skippered by Patrick Howaldt, prevailed in Race Two, the first of what would become a 4-race winning streak for this team.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the wind and seas states were deemed unsafe by the Race Committee together with cooperative input from representatives of each team. All but one of the crews stayed ashore enjoying NJK’s hospitality and sauna while keeping an eye on their yachts tugging at dock lines. The only exception being Flica II (K-14), skippered by Alexander Falk, who used the opportunity for some heavy-weather practice.

FLICA II (K-15), AUGUST 19, 2021

12mR Worlds 2021 – Thursday from Sailpix.fi on Vimeo.

On Friday, the skies cleared and racing resumed in continuing windy and choppy conditions. Three races were held with all nine yachts on the starting line for Race Three. Unfortunately, neither Nini Anker (K-14) nor Wings (K-15) were able to compete in Race Four due to equipment failures. By the third start, the fleet had diminished to just four yachts, notably some of the eldest in the fleet— Thea (D-1), Vanity V (K-5), Vema III (N-11) and Vim (US-15). Others including Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Flica II (K-14) and Jenetta (N-1) were also compelled to return to the docks for repairs prior to Race Five. Vim’s team, adept at “big wind” sailing according to skipper Patrick Howaldt, swept all three races of the day.

Despite numerous breakdowns the previous day, all nine 12mRs returned to the race course for the final day of racing on Saturday. This being a testament to the cooperation and commitment shared by the teams to collectively effect repairs to their historic yachts. Race Six of the series started in light and shifty winds ranging from 4-6 knots. Relative 12mR newcomer, Nini Anker (N-1) skippered by Christopher Avenarius prevailed and Wings (K-15), perhaps with a sense of redemption after an uncharacteristically disappointing series, won Race Seven— the final in the series.

2021 Evli 12mR Worlds | Lauri Hänninen
VIM (US-15), 2021 Evli 12mR World Champion racing to weather | Lauri Hänninen

Even with two second-place finishes in Races Six and Seven, Vim (US-15) never slipped from the podium position she had established on Day One. When the final scores were tallied, Patrick Howaldt’s team reigned supreme completing the series with a total score of just 8 points over the 7-race series to claim the 12mR World Championship crown. Howaldt, who also serves at the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Vice President of Northern Europe said: “NJK, the Organizing Committee, all of the yacht owners, sailors, volunteers and sponsors did an incredible job to create a truly spectacular regatta. We are of course happy with our results, but equally gratified by the high level of competition and excellence exhibited by the Baltic 12mR fleet.”

2021 Evli 12mR World Championship, photo: Erik Lähteenmäki
Helsinki’s own Blue Marlin (FIN-1) skippered by Henrik Andersin | Sailpix.FI

To the delight of hometown fans Blue Marlin (FIN-1) captured second place overall and Alexander Falk’s Flica II (K-14) took third. (complete scores below) Blue Marlin skipper and 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship event chairman, Henrik Andersin said: “We are very happy to have been able to host this wonderful event, a first of its kind for Finland. Our Organizing Committee along with NJK persevered with planning and re-planning every detail against an ever-changing set of circumstances for this event originally scheduled for 2020. They are all to be commended for their dedication, creativity and professionalism throughout. The level of sportsmanship shown by everyone involved this week has been truly inspiring and we are thrilled with the success of the event, as well as the second-place finish of our own Blue Marlin team.”

The Baltic Yachts Sustainability Team / Squad showed creativity in the management of 1000s of water bottles | Werner Pluta

Additionally, and importantly, the regatta adopted a comprehensive Sustainability Program. Spearheaded by 12mR Worlds Committee Member, Johanna Catani and deftly executed by an energetic crew of junior sailors. The Baltic Yachts Sustainability Team / Squad collected and sorted every bit of waste generated by the event including several thousands of plastic water bottles from the boats. Catani said, “We established an action-plan to enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta. Our mission statement was: WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!” And so, they did.

On the Social Scene, the regatta kicked off with an elegant Welcoming Reception in the picturesque NJK Clubhouse. Each day an after-sail gathering was held in NJK’s authentic boathouse, where on Thursday crews were treated to a lavish Archipelago Dinner showcasing regional fare. The regatta concluded with an equally elegant and lively Awards Ceremony, held at Restaurant Pörssi.

The jubilant VIM (US-15) crew hoists skipper Patrick Howaldt and the newly dedicated Vintage 12mR World Championship | Sailpix.FI
The jubilant VIM (US-15) crew hoists skipper Patrick Howaldt and the newly deeded Vintage 12mR World Championship trophy | Sailpix.FI

If there were ever any doubt, this week the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship proved that the Vintage 12mR Class is absolutely thriving in the Baltic. The boats and crews compete at the highest levels while the owners and caretakers preserve the iconic heritage of these breath-taking and legendary sailing yachts. As ITMA President, Paul Buttrose said earlier this week: “This Vintage 12mR fleet is the most widely-traveled and every boat has a fascinating history. Adding meticulous preparation and such a high standard of competition secures their recognition as “the backbone of our Class.”

2021 Evli 12mR World Championship, photo: Erik Lähteenmäki
Following the regatta most of the 12mR fleet set sail homeward to Denmark, Germany and Norway | Sailpix.FI

Best of photos:
Felix Diemer, Lauri Hänninen, Werner Pluta and SallyAnne Santos

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In the overall standings of the 7 race series (with one toss-out), the top 3 teams are World Champions Vim (US-15) with 8 points, Blue Marlin (FIN-1) with 18 points and Flica II (K-14) in with 22 points.

RESULTS

***FINAL***

2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 5 (August 21) 2 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)
1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK: (3) – 1  -1  -1  -1 -2 -2 ;  8

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4 – 2 – 2 – (RET 10) – 4 -5 ; 18

3. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – 5 – 5 – 3 – 2  -5 -(6); 22

4. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: 5 – 2 – 4 – RDG-3.7 – RDG-3.7 – 6 -(7); 24.4

5.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6 – 3 – (RET 10)- DNS 10 – 1 – 3;  27

6. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 – (RET-10) – DNS 10 – DNS-10 – 3 – 1; 34

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7 – 6 – (DSQ 10) – 4 – 7 – 4; 34

8 Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: (9) – 9 – 7 – 4 – 3 – 8-DNF – 8 ; 40

9. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8 – 8 – 5 (10-DNS) – 8-DNF – 8; 45

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Competitors List here

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

The 2021 Evli 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

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ABOUT NYLÄNDSKA JAKTKLUBBEN (NJK) 
Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. 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. 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.

International 12 Metre ClassABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE ASSOCIATION (ITMA)
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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.
WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!

For more information on the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/

Follow us on Facebook #12MetreWorlds2021, @12mRWorldChampionship

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos

Day 5: VIM Crowned 12mR World Champion

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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VIM Crowned 12mR World Champion;

Hometown Helsinki Team Blue Marlin Captures Second

VIM (US-15) crosses the final finish line to claim the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship title in Helsinki, FI

HELSINKI, FI (August 21, 2021) – All nine of the Vintage 12mR fleet competing at the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship returned to the race course this morning after an evening of cooperation between crews to repair damages sustained during Friday’s heavy-weather sailing. A true testament to the durability of Vintage 12mR yachts and of the commitment shown by those who care for and sail these historic racing boats.

Race One today– sixth in the now completed seven-race 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship series hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK –started at 10:05 EEST, south of Isossari Island in 4-6 knots of breeze from the WSW (240 °) and calm seas. Wings (K-15) took an early lead but was passed by Vim (US-15) on the first upwind leg. Blue Marlin (FIN-1) benefited from a wind shift that found her in first place around the weather mark followed by Vim who subsequently overtook her on the downwind leg. Meanwhile Nini Anker (K-14) had gybed to the right side of the course and squeezed out Vim for the first-place finish, Vim and Blue Marlin finished in second and third places respectively.

After completing Race One in a dying breeze, NJK’s Race Committee hoisted the AP flag indicating a delay until sufficient wind was established and the course could be properly adjusted— one final test of patience for the ready-to-race crews.

August 21, Day Five photos by Erik Lähteenmäki | Sailpix.fi

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Race Two got underway at 13:20 EEST in 8 knots of wind, this final contest now being watched by a fleet of more than 60 spectator boats. The 12mRs did not disappoint; an exciting start and close racing with multiple crossing tacks, gybes and lead changes added to the exciting finale of the epic week-long series. After yesterday’s disappointing breakdown Wings (K-15) redeemed her turbulent week with a first-place finish in the last race, crossing line just ahead of the new 2021 12mR World Champion Vim (US-15).

In the overall standings of the 7 race series (with one toss-out), the top three teams are Vim (US-15) with 8 points, followed by Blue Marlin (FIN-1) with 18 points and Flica II (K-14) in third place with 22 points.

Tonight, the crews will enjoy a lavish gala prize-giving ceremony at Restaurant Pörssi. More information and additional photos will follow with a wrap-up report from Helsinki tomorrow.

RESULTS

2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 5 (August 21) 2 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)

1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK: (3) – 1  -1  -1  -1 -2 -2 ;  8

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4 – 2 – 2 – (RET 10) – 4 -5 ; 18

3. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – 5 – 5 – 3 – 2  -5 -(6); 22

4. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: 5 – 2 – 4 – RDG-3.7 – RDG-3.7 – 6 -(7); 24.4

5.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6 – 3 – (RET 10)- DNS 10 – 1 – 3;  27

6. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 – (RET-10) – DNS 10 – DNS-10 – 3 – 1; 34

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7 – 6 – (DSQ 10) – 4 – 7 – 4; 34

8 Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: (9) – 9 – 7 – 4 – 3 – 8-DNF – 8 ; 40

9. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8 – 8 – 5 (10-DNS) – 8-DNF – 8; 45

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Competitors List here

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

The 2021 Evli 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

More About Our Partners

ABOUT NYLÄNDSKA JAKTKLUBBEN (NJK) 
Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. 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. 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.

International 12 Metre ClassABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE ASSOCIATION (ITMA)
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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.
WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!

For more information on the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/

Follow us on Facebook #12MetreWorlds2021, @12mRWorldChampionship

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos

Day 4: Vim Stretches Lead; Others Make Repairs

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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Day 4: Vim Stretches Lead; Others Making Repairs

A long night ahead for Helsinki sailmakers

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Vim (US-15) and Wings (K-15) racing upwind on day 4 of the 2021 12mR World Championship in Helsinki, FI | Lauri Hanninen
Vim (US-15) and Wings (K-15) racing upwind on Day 4 of the 2021 12mR World Championship in Helsinki, FI | Lauri Hänninen

HELSINKI, FI (August 20, 2021) –  After two days without sailing due to extreme weather conditions, official competition for the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship resumed today with three races held in the Gulf of Finland, hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK.

With pent up anticipation, the crew energy was palpable around sunny Helsinki harbor this morning as sailors raced to the NJK docks on bicycles and scooters. The first race started at 10:05 EEST, south of Isossari Island with steady 16-18 knot winds increasing to 20 kts+ in choppy 1.5-1.7m seas.

In Race One of the day (3rd of the series), Wings (K-15) led the fleet followed closely by Vim (US-15) and Blue Marlin (FIN-1). Wings was first to the weather mark and continued in the lead downwind until a malfunctioning spinnaker pole trip line resulted in the pole remaining on the lee side of the boat after a gybe. The following spinnaker takedown and late jib hoist further reduced Wings speed which enabled Blue Marlin and Vim to advance close abeam as the three yachts approached the mark. Vim emerged just clear ahead while Wings established an outside overlap on Blue Marlin. During the rounding Blue Marlin was on the receiving end of contact (3 “taps”) to her transom by Wing’s bow. As Wings completed her required 360 penalty turn, a mainsail batten parted ripping a hole in the mainsail. Shortly after this series of mishaps, Wings’ skipper hailed the Race Committee to announce their retirement from the race as they headed to the dock for a mainsail change; unfortunately they were unable to return to the course for the remaining two races of the day.

August 20, Day Four photos by Lauri Hänninen

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At the start of Race Two Vim (US-15) and Blue Marlin (FIN-1) entered the course from opposite sides of the line, the former at the RC boat the later at the pin end. Each continued to sail out to opposite sides of the course with Filca II (K-14) covering Vim. On their first crossing, mid-course Blue Marlin on port, was forced to duck Vim sailing on starboard but did cross in front of Flica II as they continued to alternate sides of the course. Meanwhile, Nini Anker (K-14) suffered a coffee-grinder (winch) breakdown which dictated her retirement and return to the dock for repairs. Further back, Vema III (N-11), Vanity V (K-5) and Thea (D-1) sailed closely together throughout vying for the 4th place finish. Jenetta’s (K-1) mainsail had parted after the 2nd mark rounding and she too was forced to retire from racing for the day. There were no further position changes in this race– the finish order being Vim, Blue Marlin, Flica II, Vema III, Vanity V and Thea.

2021 Evli 12mR World Championship, photo: Erik Lähteenmäki
Nini Anker (K-14) surfing downwind on Day Four of  2021 Evli 12mR World Championship | Erik Lähteenmäki

Five of the nine yacht fleet started Race Three; four finished. Blue Marlin (FIN-1) suffered mainsail damage early on and also retired for the day. Through attrition of the fleet and sheer persistence Vema III (N-11) who sailed all three races of the day without incident (as did 103-year old Thea (D-1), added a third place finish in this race moving her up in the overall standings. Finish positions in the four boat final race of the day race were Vim, Flica II, Vema III and Thea.

In the overall standings of the 5 race series (now with one toss-out), the top three competitors are Vim (US-15) with 4 points, followed by Blue Marlin (FIN-1) with 9 points and Flica II (K-14) in third place to date with 12 points.

Racing wraps up tomorrow (Saturday) with 2 races planned. Follow the action LIVE (or recorded playback) via Sport Rec Race Tracker.

August 20, Day Four photos by Erik Lähteenmäki | Sailpix.fi

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RESULTS

2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 4 (August 20) 3 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)

1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK: (3) – 1 -1 -1 -1 ;  4

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4 – 2 – 2 – (RET 10) ; 9

3. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – (5) – 5 – 3 – 2; 12

4. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: (5) – 2 – 4 – RDG-3.7 – RDG-3.7; 13.4

5.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6 – 3 – (RET 10)- DNS -10;  23

6. Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: (9) – 9 – 7 – 4 – 3; 23

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7 – 6 – (DSQ-10) – 4; 23

8. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8 – 8 – 5 (10-DNS); 29

9. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 – (RET-10) – DNS 10 – DNS-10 ; 30

 

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Competitors List here

NOTE: Spectators may view the beautiful Vintage 12mR fleet in transit to the race course between 9.00 – 9.30 each morning and returning after completing 2 races at approximately 15.00 each afternoon. 

Please see the complete Schedule here.

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

The 2021 Evli 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

More About Our Partners

ABOUT NYLÄNDSKA JAKTKLUBBEN (NJK) 
Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. 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. 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.

International 12 Metre ClassABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE ASSOCIATION (ITMA)
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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.
WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!

For more information on the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/

Follow us on Facebook #12MetreWorlds2021, @12mRWorldChampionship

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos

Day 1+2: Photos | Day 3: Update

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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DAY 1+2: PHOTO GALLERIES | DAY 3: UPDATE

HELSINKI, FI (August 19, 2021) Windy and choppy conditions kept the fleet at the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship on the docks of Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK on Wednesday and again today.

Earlier this morning, the NJK Race Committee considered a course in the lee of Isossari Island and team representatives were consulted to check the conditions of this more sheltered, yet smaller racing area. After deliberations, the International Jury asked for the opinion of the skippers whether to sail in the 20 knots of wind and 2.5 meter choppy waves. The skippers in turn requested that Jury President Jan Stage make the call. Stage decided that races would not be held in this area for safety reasons owing to the required passage on the hazardous Northern side of the island close to the shoreline and rocks.

Four starts will be attempted tomorrow, starting at 10.00hrs. EEST when the forecast calls for more moderate conditions.

Below you will see what the crews have been up to while waiting for the weather to improve and a few snapshots of the Day 1 Prize Giving-Welcome Reception in the beautiful NJK Clubhouse.

August 18, Day 2 photos by Erik Lähteenmäki and Kim Weckström

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August 17, Day 1 Prize-Giving snapshots by SallyAnne Santos

Mikael Stelander, managing partner of Stanton & Chase in Finland, Commodore of HSS, Helsinki Sailing Society and skipper of Vanity V (K-5) presented prizes to the first daily winners of the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship at the Welcome Reception hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK in their beautiful clubhouse.

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With combined score of 4 points Vim (US-15) won the day, Blue Marlin (FIN-1) finished second with 5 points and Jenetta (K-1) claimed third place overall with 7 points. Follow the action LIVE (or recorded playback) via Sport Rec Race Tracker.

RESULTS

2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 1 (August 17) 2 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)

1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK:  3 – 1 ; 4

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4; 5

3. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: 5 – 2; 7

4. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – 5; 7

5. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 ; 10

6.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6; 10

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7; 13

8. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8; 16

9. Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: 9 – 9; 18

(end)

Competitors List here

NOTE: Spectators may view the beautiful Vintage 12mR fleet in transit to the race course between 9.00 – 9.30 each morning and returning after completing 2 races at approximately 15.00 each afternoon. Conditions permitting, the 12mRs will parade through Helsinki Harbor under sail after racing (approx. 15.00) on Friday, August 20.

Please see the complete Schedule here.

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

The 2021 Evli 12 Metre World Championship is presented by Evli Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

More About Our Partners

ABOUT NYLÄNDSKA JAKTKLUBBEN (NJK) 
Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. 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. 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.

International 12 Metre ClassABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE ASSOCIATION (ITMA)
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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.
WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!

For more information on the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/

Follow us on Facebook #12MetreWorlds2021, @12mRWorldChampionship

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos

Day 1: Photo Gallery

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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Nyländska Jaktklubben

2021 EVLI 12 Metre World Championship

RACE DAY 1: PHOTO GALLERY

HELSINKI, FI (August 18, 2021) Steady winds upwards of 24 knots with gusts of 30+ have kept the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship fleet on the docks at Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK today. Conditions permitting the competition will resume tomorrow, August 19 with 2 races planned. In the interim, please enjoy two stunning photo galleries from Race Day 1 by Felix Diemer and Lauri Hänninen.

August 17, Race Day 1 photos by Lauri Hänninen

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August 17, Race 1 photos by FELIX DIEMER

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With combined score of 4 points Vim (US-15) won the day, Blue Marlin (FIN-1) finished second with 5 points and Jenetta (K-1) claimed third place overall with 7 points. Follow the action LIVE (or recorded playback) via Sport Rec Race Tracker.

RESULTS

2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 1 (August 17) 2 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)

1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK:  3 – 1 ; 4

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4; 5

3. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: 5 – 2; 7

4. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – 5; 7

5. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 ; 10

6.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6; 10

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7; 13

8. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8; 16

9. Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: 9 – 9; 18

(end)

Competitors List here

NOTE: Spectators may view the beautiful Vintage 12mR fleet in transit to the race course between 9.00 – 9.30 each morning and returning after completing 2 races at approximately 15.00 each afternoon. Conditions permitting, the 12mRs will parade through Helsinki Harbor under sail after racing (approx. 15.00) on Friday, August 20.

Please see the complete Schedule here.

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

The 2021 EVLI 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

More About Our Partners

ABOUT NYLÄNDSKA JAKTKLUBBEN (NJK) 
Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. 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. 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.

International 12 Metre ClassABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE ASSOCIATION (ITMA)
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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.
WE WANT TO USE & PRODUCE ONLY WHAT IS NEEDED AND NOTHING MORE!

For more information on the 12 Metre Worlds visit https://12mrworlds.com/

Follow us on Facebook #12MetreWorlds2021, @12mRWorldChampionship

CONTACTS:
Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos