European Champion Vim to Challenge World Champion Nyala in Helsinki 2020

The 2020 12 Metre World Championship will witness a spectacular battle, as the new European 12mR champion Vim (US-15) will race against the serial World champion Nyala (US-12) in Helsinki. Historically Vim has more wins, but lately Nayala has been hard to beat. The last time these two legendary yachts raced was in 2014 at Barcelona, where Nyala claimed the World Championship. The contenders are both Sparkman & Stephens designs, built just one year apart, 1939 and 1938. “The clear goal for next season and our participation at the 2020 Worlds is to beat our tough Baltic competition, but primarily to try to take the World Championship title from the Vintage Division title holder, Nyala,” said Vim syndicate head Patrick Howaldt. Nyala announced its participation in Helsinki while at this year’s Worlds at Newport. More competitors are expected to announce plans for their participation in the Helsinki Worlds 2020 in the weeks ahead.

For questions please contact:

Patrick Howaldt
VIM Syndicate Head
+45 40 58 39 22

More Info: Nyala (US-12)

More info: Vim (US-15)

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