FROM: HENRIK ANDERSIN
TO: 2021 12mR WORLDS COMPETITORS
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.
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.
Covid-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.