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

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!

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
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    • 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)
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    • Coffee Tea
    • Cake
  • Wine is included, additional beverages will be available at discounted prices

Friday, August 20th:
Helsinki City Hall Reception

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  • 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

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  • 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

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HOLIDAY:

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.

SALUTORGET:

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.

STRINDBERG:

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.

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TEATTERI:

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.

NOKKA:

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.

NJK:

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.

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SAVOY:

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:

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.

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

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

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

2021 12mR Worlds Regatta Update

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

FROM: HENRIK ANDERSIN
TO: 2021 12mR WORLDS COMPETITORS
DATE: March 16, 2021

Dear 12 Metre Sailors,

The 2021 12mR World Championship, organized by NJK will be held as planned on August 14th-22nd in Helsinki, Finland. At this time fifteen 12mRs (14 Vintage and 1 Antique) have registered for the event. You may view currently registered yachts and enter here.

The core Championship will consist of a 12mR Worlds sailing regatta only. Registration fees have been adjusted accordingly to reflect a reduction in social activities. You may view the updated Notice of Race with adjusted fees here.

Registrations for the 2021 12mR World Championship Social Program:

In the case of eliminated or reduced pandemic-related restrictions, we have planned an extensive program of social events. We certainly hope that this will be the case and will announce details as circumstances develop, likely in late May – early June, 2021.

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

The 2021 12mR World Championship Committee, together with all organizing parties,will do the utmost to ensure a safe event for everyone. We will manage and assess the health risks according to the instructions for sport events, issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the instructions and recommendations stated by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). As we do not yet know what the pandemic status will be in August, we will follow the change of situation closely and keep you updated. Official travel restrictions and Covid-19 test policies, are found here. Please do not hesitate to contact Johanna Catani, if you have any enquiries.

Johanna Catani
Social Responsibility