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2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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Nyländska Jaktklubben

2021 EVLI 12 Metre World Championship


HELSINKI, FI (August 19, 2021) Windy and choppy conditions kept the fleet at the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship on the docks of Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK on Wednesday and again today.

Earlier this morning, the NJK Race Committee considered a course in the lee of Isossari Island and team representatives were consulted to check the conditions of this more sheltered, yet smaller racing area. After deliberations, the International Jury asked for the opinion of the skippers whether to sail in the 20 knots of wind and 2.5 meter choppy waves. The skippers in turn requested that Jury President Jan Stage make the call. Stage decided that races would not be held in this area for safety reasons owing to the required passage on the hazardous Northern side of the island close to the shoreline and rocks.

Four starts will be attempted tomorrow, starting at 10.00hrs. EEST when the forecast calls for more moderate conditions.

Below you will see what the crews have been up to while waiting for the weather to improve and a few snapshots of the Day 1 Prize Giving-Welcome Reception in the beautiful NJK Clubhouse.

August 18, Day 2 photos by Erik Lähteenmäki and Kim Weckström

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August 17, Day 1 Prize-Giving snapshots by SallyAnne Santos

Mikael Stelander, managing partner of Stanton & Chase in Finland, Commodore of HSS, Helsinki Sailing Society and skipper of Vanity V (K-5) presented prizes to the first daily winners of the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship at the Welcome Reception hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK in their beautiful clubhouse.

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With combined score of 4 points Vim (US-15) won the day, Blue Marlin (FIN-1) finished second with 5 points and Jenetta (K-1) claimed third place overall with 7 points. Follow the action LIVE (or recorded playback) via Sport Rec Race Tracker.


2021 12 Metre Worlds
Day 1 (August 17) 2 Races

12mR – Vintage (9  Boats)

1. Vim (US-15), Helmuth Henning, Patrick Howaldt & Ditley Wedell Wedellsborg, Copenhagen, DK:  3 – 1 ; 4

2. Blue Marlin (FIN-1), Henrik Andersin, Kotka, FI: 1 – 4; 5

3. Jenetta (K-1), Thomas Müller, Flensburg, DE: 5 – 2; 7

4. Flica II (K-14), Alexander Falk, Hamburg, DE:  2 – 5; 7

5. Wings of Cowes (K-15), Philipp Skafte-Holm, Copenhagen, DK (with Finnish & Danish crew): 7 – 3 ; 10

6.  Nini Anker (N-15), Christoph Avenarius, Hamburg, DE: 4 – 6; 10

7. Vanity V (K-5), Mikael Stelander,  Helsinki, FI:  6 – 7; 13

8. Thea (D-1), Jacob Holst, Copenhagen, DK: 8 – 8; 16

9. Vema III (N-11), Johan Troye, Oslo, Norway, NOR: 9 – 9; 18


Competitors List here

NOTE: 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.

Please see the complete Schedule here.

Presenting SponsorEVLI Bank

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

More About Our Partners

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

Media Inquires
Kim Weckström

International 12 Metre Class
SallyAnne Santos