12 Metre World Championship:
The Fleet Arrives in Helsinki!
HELSINKI, FI (August 14, 2021) – The beautiful Vintage 12mR fleet has now arrived in Helsinki, FI where they received a warm and eagerly anticipated welcome at NJK. The docks of the historic Club are busy with final preparations and measurements for the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship which will commence on Tuesday. Please see the complete schedule here.
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The 2021 EVLI 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.
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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.
ABOUT 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).
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