NEWS FLASH 6/17/21: 12mR Worlds Committee Announces Spectacular Social Program

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

Despite months of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the 2021 12mR World Championship Committee with NJK continued to plan a spectacular program of social events throughout the regatta. Today, thanks to their optimism and persistence, along with the lifting of gathering restrictions in Finland, they are very pleased to announce the details of what will be an unforgettable week in Helsinki!


Get ready to mingle with friends, old and new, music, great food and drinks! The 2021 12mR World Championship social program will feature unforgettable daily special events including the official Welcome Reception, a traditional Finnish Archipelago Dinner, the Prize Giving Gala Dinner and casual after-sailing socials. We will also attend a reception at the Helsinki City Hall and make tours to local casual and fine dining restaurants. All owners and crew masters will be contacted personally with an enquiry about participation and special dietary requirements. You will also have a chance to pre-order 12mR Worlds 21-polo shirts.

Tickets for the complete social program of events (see below) including food and drinks are 249€/ per person when booked before July 1, 2021. Please reserve your ticket to the complete Social Program through your Skipper / Boat Manager.

Monday, August 16th:
The “Warm-Up” After-Sail Social at the NJK Boathouse


  • Relax at the NJK Boathouse
  • Daily Firsts and Race Day Highlights
  • Beer, Soft Drinks and Food at Discount prices

Tuesday, August 17th:
Welcome Reception at NJK Clubhouse


  • Champagne celebration to kick off the regatta
  • Toast old friends and meet new ones at the historic NJK Clubhouse
  • Live music by Acoustic Dixie Six
  • Cocktail Buffet includes:
    • Mediterranean vegetables and thyme roasted cherry tomatoes
    • Manchego cheese and olives marinated with orange and fennel
    • Chili-flavored shrimp and fresh melon salad
    • Smoked salmon pie and red onion jam
    • Chorizo sausage and potato salad
    • Verso salad and pomegranate vinaigrette
    • Baguette
    • Apple pie and vanilla mousse

Wednesday, August 18th:
Keisari Beer After-Sail social at the NJK Boathouse


  • Relax at the NJK Boathouse
  • Daily Firsts and Race Day Highlights
  • Beer, Soft Drinks and Food at Discount prices

Thursday, August 19th:
Finnish Archipelago Dinner at the NJK Boathouse


  • Three course traditional summer menu featuring the best of the Finnish Archipelago:
    • Goat cheese salad
    • Marinated artichokes, zucchini and peppers
    • Glass master’s herring and tar lacquer
    • Shrimp Gravy Tartar
    • Cold smoked salmon mousse, heart salad and rainbow trout roe
    • Toast skagen
    • Warm smoked salmon as a main course
    • Roasted seasonal vegetables
    • Early potatoes rolled in dill butter
    • Chanterelle stew
    • Bread basket and butter (archipelago bread, rye bread and white bread)
    • Coffee Tea
    • Cake
  • Wine is included, additional beverages will be available at discounted prices

Friday, August 20th:
Helsinki City Hall Reception


  • Hosted by the Mayor of Helsinki, guests will enjoy drinks and canapés.
  • After the Reception, 12mR World Championship participants and their parties have the option to continue the evening at selected partner restaurants in Helsinki. Guests will be offered -20% off all a la carte menu items, soft alcoholic drinks and alcohol free drinks at selected prime restaurants in Helsinki when booked before August 8th, 2021 (see restaurants below and book directly through restaurant websites using discount code: 12mr2021).

Saturday, August 21st:
Gala Prize-Giving Dinner at Restaurant Pörssi


  • A festive three-course dinner including champagne, canapés, 2 x 12 cl wine and coffee/tea.
  • Menu Börs
    • Shrimp toast and marinated fennel
      Wine (12 cl)
    • Lamb with goat cheese potatoes and dark pepper sauce
      Wine (12 cl)
    • Mint-passion mousse
      Coffee or Tea

Participating Restaurants: Friday, August 20th

  • 20% Discount for 2021 Worlds participants when booked before August 8, 2021
  • Includes a la carte menu items, soft alcoholic drinks and alcohol-free drinks at selected restaurants in Helsinki center.
  • Please book directly through the restaurant with discount code while making reservation: 12mr 2021



The exotic island of Katajanokka will be your next holiday destination. And as with any exceptional holiday, you can expect adventure, fun and sun – think fresh fish from the nearby market, seafood and tasty veggies.


The stunningly beautiful Salutorget in the heart of historic Helsinki offers a perfect setting for a wonderful dining experience. Set in a former bank building, Salutorget comprises a dining room known for its pared-down elegance, a stylish bar and a cozy outdoor terrace with views of Helsinki’s bustling seafront market.


Unique restaurant experience in the heart of Helsinki. The second-floor restaurant attached to it invite you to an ambiance that is both busily urban and relaxingly atmospheric. Our top-quality kitchen combines the ever-popular Nordic classics with the latest international flavors and styles. Unpretentious and on trend – simply delicious.



Here, in the vibrant heart of Helsinki at the head of Esplanade Park You can watch the world go by from your morning cup of coffee until your nightcap at the end of the evening. Restaurant Teatteri is a unique restaurant complex. It includes the Teatteri Grilli restaurant, the Teatteribaari lounge bar, the Kellobaari cocktail bar, the Klubi night club, and the Deli salad bar.


The gastronomic flagship of Finnish food and drink scene is led by head chef Ari Ruoho. Nokka is the only restaurant in Finland with personal, first-hand knowledge of the production methods and conditions used by our VIPs – Very Important Producers. Nokka is committed to serving only the purest seasonal ingredients, sourced from the forests of Salla in Lapland and from smallholdings across Finland. In the summer, Nokka opens out towards the Baltic Sea and offering, what is undoubtedly Helsinki’s most inviting outdoor patio area, just a stone’s throw away from the city centre.


Built in 1900, the beautiful villa-type restaurant on Valkosaari island is one of the best locations for festivities during the summer season. The tall, spacious Middle room is surrounded by bright covered verandas with large windows and a view towards the Market Square and Katajanokka.



Overlooking the Esplanade Park in the heart of Helsinki, Savoy has served guests for more than 80 years. Since 2019, the restaurant has been led by Chef Patron Helena Puolakka. Her ambition is to create experiences that respect the history of Savoy but feel inspiring and relevant in the 2020’s. Savoy’s food is Finnish-French, with a slight Russian touch. Savoy’s wine cellar is one of the largest in the country.


Elite is a rare example of a Finnish restaurant widely favoured by the country’s cultural and artistic circles – it has been a stage of life and a living room of the artists since 1932. The atmospheric dining room and the restaurant’s traditional bar invite you to stop by or spend time. During the summer guests can enjoy the Töölö atmosphere while sipping refreshing drinks on our outdoor terrace.


Please book directly through the restaurant with discount code: 12mr 2021 while making reservation.