2020 12mR Helsinki World Championship Postponed to August 14-22, 2021 

Due to the worldwide prolonged travel restrictions and curfews caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the organizing committee of the 2020 12mR Worlds  and the International Twelve Metre Association have decided to postpone the event. The organizing yacht club NJK will welcome participants on August 14th to 22nd to the 12mR World Championship 2021, which will coincide with the 160th anniversary of the Club.

All registration fees will be reimbursed. Participants are kindly asked to cancel their hotel reservations as soon as possible. We are sorry for the unfortunate circumstances, but look forward to a great event in 2021.

Henrik Andersin, Chairman
12 Metre 2020 World Championship Committee


The International 12 Metre Class’ 2021 World Championship will be held in Helsinki from August 14- 22, hosted by Finland’s premier yacht Club, Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK. The active Baltic 12mR Fleet is 16 yachts strong and primarily comprised of Vintage (Pre-WWII) Twelves.

Helsinki Finland, the location of the 2020 12mR World Championship.

Helsinki Finland by Soumen Ilmankuva
The race venue, anchored by NJK’s iconic green-roofed Clubhouse, is located on the island of Blekholmen in the center of Helsinki’s South Harbour.

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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).

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Nyländska Jaktklubben

NJK burgee

Founded in 1861, the Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK is Finland’s premier yacht club as well as its oldest registered sports organization. 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, including space for up to 20 12 Metres. 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.

NJK has been the forerunner of Finnish yacht racing culture and has a long history with the Metre Classes. In 2019, the Club hosted the 5.5mR World Championship and in recent history, they organized World Championships for the 8mR Class in 2013 and for the 6mR Class in 2011.

Nyländska Jaktklubben has a long history with the New York Yacht Club and other North American clubs. As a founding member of the North American Station in 1945, along  with the Royle Swedish YC, the Royal Danish YC and the Royal Norwegian YC, NJK has been a pioneer in the promotion of close ties between North American and Nordic yachtsmen.

Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK

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