An Exciting Week of 12mR Racing Ahead at the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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12 Metre World Championship:

An Exciting Week of Racing Ahead!

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2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship, photo: Erik Lähteenmäki
Vintage 12mR Fleet gathered at the NJK docks in Helsinki, FI for the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship~ photo:

HELSINKI, FI (August 16, 2021) – If today’s two practice races are any indication, the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship will surely provide an exciting week of racing for both sailors and spectators. NJK Commodore Mats Welin said: “Although this will be the first time the 12mRs will hold their World Championship in Finland, NJK has a long history with the Class including participation at our 50th and 75th Anniversary celebrations in 1911 and 1936. Now during our 160th Anniversary year we are very pleased to host the International Twelve Metre Class and proud that two competitors will race under the NJK flag.”

Setting the Scene: Pre-Race photos by Erik Lähteenmäki |

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President of the International Twelve Metre Association, Paul Buttrose said: “It is an honor for the International Twelve Metre Class to be hosted by NJK and racing in Helsinki. This Vintage fleet is the most widely-traveled and every boat has a fascinating history. Adding meticulous preparation and such a high standard of competition secures their recognition as “the backbone of our Class.”

August 16, Practice Race Day photos by Felix Diemer

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Spectators may view the beautiful Vintage 12mR fleet in transit to the race course between 9.00 – 9.30 each morning and returning after completing 2 races at approximately 15.00 each afternoon. Conditions permitting, the 12mRs will parade through Helsinki Harbor under sail after racing (approx. 15.00) on Friday, August 20.

August 16, Practice Race Day photos by Erik Lähteenmäki |

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Stay tuned for a week of exciting racing in Helsinki at the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship!

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The 2021 EVLI 12 Metre World Championship is presented by EVLI Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Supporting Day Sponsors are: Baltic Yachts, Keisari, Normet, Red Sky Yachts, Roschier, Scandic and Stanton Chase.

Additional Products & Service Providers include: Brandscape, Delicatessen, Fazer, Fiskars Group, Helsinki Helsingfors, Interbrands, Järvikylän, Jouko Lindgren, Kruunu Herkku, NOHO Nordic Hospitality Partners, North Sails, Sassan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Veikko Laine, Villi, and Windlass Creative

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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.

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).

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

The 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship is a sustainable event that takes a stand on social, economic and environmental issues. We have created a Sustainability Action Plan, which will enhance social and economic well-being and minimize the carbon footprint of the regatta.

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Event Chairman
Henrik Andersin

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Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos