2021 12mR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP to be Presented by EVLI BANK

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

HELSINKI, FN July 1, 2021: Today, the Organizers of the 2021 12mR World Championship, hosted by NJK from August 14th -22nd announced a title partnership with Evli Bank, an investment management firm headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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EvliEvli Bank CEO Maunu Lehtimäki said: “Sailing has always been close to our hearts at Evli. We are very happy for the partnership with the organizing club NJK and for the opportunity to be the title sponsor for this unique event. Sail racing represents values that are important for Evli – professionalism, courage, integrity, entrepreneurship and continuous development. Many of our clients are sailing enthusiasts, which is another reason for us to support this very special regatta.”

The 12mR Evli World Championship will be the first time the 12mR Class has held this prestigious regatta in Finland. Regatta Chairman, Henrik Andersin said: “The Organizing Committee is gratified by the great support shown by our local community including more than 20 businesses. With their assistance we are very well prepared to welcome our international guests and share the best of Finland with them on this historic occasion.”

SUPPORTING DAY SPONSORS:

PRODUCT & SERVICE SPONSORS:

Brandscape, Delicatessen, Dennis Pizza, Fazer, Finn Spring, Fiskars, Interbrands, Järvikylä Farms, Kruunu Herkku, Lindgren Wharf, Niiniranta/North Sails, NoHo Partners, Otava, Sannan Ruokakassi, Suomen Jäätelö, Town of Helsinki, Veikko Laine and Windlass Creative.

In collaboration with event supporters, the 12mR Worlds Organizing Committee has also today published a comprehensive Sustainability Program for the regatta. It is focused on the maximizing the positive Social and Economic impact on the community while minimizing any adverse Environmental impact of the event.

More information about the 2021 12mR World Championship

More information about Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK)

More information about the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA)

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.


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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

“New” Vintage & Antique Trophies to Debut at 2021 Worlds

2021 12 Metre World Championship, Helsinki Finland

When the newly dedicated trophies for winners in the 12mR Vintage and Antique divisions are awarded the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinki, Finland this summer their recipients will be the first 12mR World Champions to hoist them aloft.

Each of the legacy trophies is of special significance to both NJK and the International 12mR Class. It is therefore fitting that the “new” trophies will debut at the 12mR Worlds hosted at NJK while the Club is concurrently celebrating its 160th Anniversary.

Heatherbell-2upThe Heatherbell Trophy, was donated to the NJK by the Krogius Family specifically to recognize World Champions in the 12mR Antique division. Approximately forty International First Rule (Antique) 12mRs were built between 1907-1920 and were sailed in Olympic competition at the1908, 1912 and 1920 Games. The yacht Heatherbell was among the first 12mRs ever built when she was launched at Glasgow, Scotland in 1907.

The unique silver chalice now bearing her name was first awarded in 1911 to NJK Commodore Ernst Krogius (1865-1955) then owner of the winning Heatherbell. At the NJK Clubhouse, the trophy is displayed along with a “double-portrait” of Heatherbell. The painting depicts Commodore Krogius at her helm with the gaff-rigger also seen sailing on the horizon.

NJKTrophyThe NJK 160 Year Jubilee Trophy, recently donated by Henrik Andersin, owner of Blue Marlin (FIN-1) and 2021 12mR World Championship Chairman, also traces its origin back to 1911. The gilded Sheffield-made silver cup was originally awarded for Point-to-Point equestrian races in the United Kingdom. This perpetual trophy will be awarded to 12mR World Champion yachts in the Vintage Division. The Vintage division is comprised of International Second Rule 12mRs, constructed between 1920-33 and Third Rule 12mRs designed to the formula enforce from 1933 until the America’s Cup Third Rule was established in 1958.

The Nyländska Jaktklubben will serve as Trustee and Guardian of both perpetual trophies which will be on display at the Club throughout the 2021 12mR World Championship in August. Thereafter, each may claim pride of place at the winner’s home yacht club until the subsequent 12mR Vintage and Antique World Championships are held.

For more information about the 202112mR World Championship

For more information about Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK)

For more information about the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA)