2021 12mR Worlds COVID-19 Update: 7/27/21

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

FROM: JOANNA CATANI
TO: 2021 12mR WORLDS COMPETITORS
DATE: July 27, 2021
RE: COVID-19 Protocol

Dear 12mR Sailors,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 EVLI 12mR World Championship in just 18 days! Our efforts continue to ensure a safe environment for you, your crews and families. 

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation; the latest information on traveling and testing can be found here.

Below you will find updates and additional links to help you enjoy your visit to Helsinki.

Suomen Ilmakuva / Helsinki Marketing
photo by: Suomen Ilmakuva / Helsinki Marketing

TRAVELING TO AND FROM FINLAND

Internal border control has ended on 26 July. This means that travelling from the EU and Schengen countries to Finland is allowed without restrictions.

If you are arriving outside of EU and Schengen countries:
  • You may enter Finland from all countries IF:
    • You have been fully vaccinated (twice) and it has been at least 14 days since second vaccination. Be prepared to show vaccination document, in English, at the border.
    • If you have had Covid-19 within the the past 6 months
    • Special groups are admitted –such as representatives of culture, sports and business life. The Organizing Committee has informed Finland’s border control about our event.

If you’d like to take a Coronavirus test when entering Finland, we recommend that you register with Finentry. It is a service for travelers to obtain a Coronavirus test in Finland free of charge. You may book an appointment for testing a maximum of 7 days in advance.

When leaving Finland:
  • Follow the instructions imposed by your destination country.
  • If you require a PCR-test, please contact the Service Desk for booking assistance.

BASIC RULES & HYGIENE PRACTICES

  • Disinfectant dispensers will be available at the NJK throughout the week
  • All contact surfaces such as door handles and taps are regularly disinfected
  • We remind all participants to:
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Keep 1.5 metre social distance
    • Cough or sneeze into a paper towel or the inside of your elbow
    • If you have any symptoms such as cough, fever or nausea contact health authorities right away. The Service Desk or Hotel Reception will help you with this.
    • Latest Covid-19 updates are found here.
Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy / Helsinki Marketing
photo by: Kuvatoimisto Kuvio Oy / Helsinki Marketing
WEARING A MASK:
  • While not mandatory In Finland, many people wear masks while indoors at public places such as department stores, shops, restaurants and on public transportation
  • Please respect the recommendations of the shopkeepers and owners of establishments
  • Extra masks will be available at NJK.
SHOPS:
RESTAURANTS:
  • Restaurants, bars and cafes are open to public, so you can fully enjoy the Finnish hospitality after the race day.
  • Check out the Social Program and make reservations with some of our Partner restaurants
  • Ask for recommendations at the Service Desk
Mikko Huotari / Helsinki Marketing
photo by: Mikko Huotari / Helsinki Marketing
HOTEL:
  • Hotel Scandic has a Covid protocol in place to make your stay as comfortable as possible
  • At this time, it appears that hotels will be functioning pretty “normally” in August.

Finally, you may be confident that the 12mR Worlds Event Committee will continue to do our utmost to ensure a safe experience for everyone.

Please do not hesitate to contact Johanna Catani with any enquiries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Helsinki soon!

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility

Scandic Helsinki Accommodation Discounts Extended to June 15.

Scandic Hotels

To date our 12mR participants have reserved 100+ beds in total with our accommodations partner Hotel Scandic. A Scandic representative will contact those with reservations within the next few days, after you have provided your crew list, to finalize the details of your stay.

We still have the opportunity to reserve heavily discounted rooms until June 15. For those of you who still haven’t made your reservations please contact niklas.saxen@njk.fi.  After the 15th of June, you will have to make your arrangements directly with Scandic and the price will be the daily price – 10%.

Scandic Park HelsinkiScandic Park
Quad rooms
175 140 euro per room including breakfast

Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki Scandic Grand Marina
Double rooms
135 100 euro per room including breakfast

Niklas Saxen
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee

2021 12mR Worlds Regatta Update: 6/4/21

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

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.

12mR Worlds Participants Invited to 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.


Finnish institute for health and welfare

World Health OrganizationCovid-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.

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility

Reserve Scandic Helsinki Accomodations before April 30th

Scandic Hotels2021 12mR Worlds accomodation partner, Scandic Hotels in Helsinki, urges participants to secure reservations before April 30th. Reservations may be cancelled until June 15, 2021.

Please note new reduced Quad Room pricing at Scandic Park, just 35 euros per person

Scandic Park HelsinkiScandic Park
Quad rooms
175 140 euro per room including breakfast

Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki Scandic Grand Marina
Double rooms
135 euro per room including breakfast

Please address your enquiries to, and make your reservations with Niklas Saxen from the 12 Metre Worlds Committee before April 30th. After this date, registrations can be made only directly with the hotels, subjected to availability.

Niklas Saxen
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee

2021 12mR Worlds Regatta Update

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

FROM: HENRIK ANDERSIN
TO: 2021 12mR WORLDS COMPETITORS
DATE: april 20, 2021

Dear 12 Metre Sailors,

While preparations are well in hand for a racing-only World Championship, the Organizing Committee has been working in tandem on a full slate of social events. As I write, the pandemic seems to be coming under control and travel restrictions throughout Europe are easing. While still uncertain, we remain hopeful that our social plans will come to fruition!  If this is the case we will follow with registration and reservation information– likely in late May / early June.

MEANWHILE, PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE REGATTA ENTRY FEES INCREASE ON APRIL 30!

Fee Schedule:

  • If received by April 30, 2021:  3,900€
  • If received by June 15, 2021:  5,500€
  • If received by July 31, 2021:  7,000€

Please pay the entry fee by bank wire transfer to the following NJK account:

Bank name: Nordea Bank Abp
Address: Hamnbanegatan 5, 00020 NORDEA, Finland
IBAN FI65 1020 3000 1147 26 BIC/SWIFT NDEAFIHH2

At this time fifteen 12mRs (14 Vintage and 1 Antique) have registered for the event. You may view currently registered yachts and enter here.

You may view the updated Notice of Race with adjusted fees here.

I hope that you all stay safe and healthy,

Henrik Andersin, Chairman
2021 12mR World Championship Organizing Committee


Finnish institute for health and welfare

World Health OrganizationCovid-19 update March 2021: Organizing Committee will follow WHO recommendations

As we approach summer, we are luckily seeing a downward trend of Covid-19 cases in Finland. 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 travelling 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.

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility