2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland


Dear 12 Metre Sailors,

The 2021 12mR World Championship, organized by NJK will be held as planned on August 14th-22nd in Helsinki, Finland. At this time fifteen 12mRs (14 Vintage and 1 Antique) have registered for the event. You may view currently registered yachts and enter here.

The core Championship will consist of a 12mR Worlds sailing regatta only. Registration fees have been adjusted accordingly to reflect a reduction in social activities. You may view the updated Notice of Race with adjusted fees here.

Tentative registrations for the 2021 12mR World Championship Social Program:

In the case of eliminated or reduced pandemic-related restrictions, we have planned an extensive program of social events. We certainly hope that this will be the case and will announce details as circumstances develop, likely in late May – early June, 2021.

I hope that you all stay safe and healthy,

Henrik Andersin, Chairman
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee


Organizing Committee will follow WHO recommendations

Finnish institute for health and welfare

World Health Organization

The 2021 12mR World Championship Committee, together with all organizing parties, will do the utmost to ensure a safe event for everyone. We will manage and assess the health risks according to the instructions for sport events, issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the instructions and recommendations stated by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). As we do not yet know what the pandemic status will be in August, we will follow the change of situation closely and keep you updated. Official travel restrictions and Covid-19 test policies, are found here. Please do not hesitate to contact Johanna Catani, if you have any enquiries.

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility


Scandic HotelsAccommodation arrangements will be centralized at Scandic Hotels in Helsinki during the 2021 12mR Worlds to ensure maximum safety for crews, friends and family. We expect that the pandemic restrictions will be minimal by the 10th of August but are preparing for all contingencies. For the eventuality of continued restrictions Scandic will provide crew “bubbles” with physically distanced living quarters, dining and transportation.

We have reserved a total of 300 beds in two Scandic Hotels close to the Worlds venue:

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

Scandic Park HelsinkiScandic Park
Quad rooms
175 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.

We will keep you informed with new developments in regulations and restrictions and urge you to make your reservations soon as possible. Reservations can be cancelled up until June 15th 2021.

Further info about Scandic safety policies here.

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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