Hanko Regatta 2018 – July 6-8 (extendable to July 4-10)

Sold by: Southern Ocean Co.

380,00  /person

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Hanko Regatta is the biggest sail racing event in Finland and always draws a big crowd ready to sail fast and party hard. The Regatta has been organized already for half a century and always seems to bring out the best in both the Finnish weather as well as in the participants. Out on the race course adrenalin levels run high in serious off-shore competitions. Book now and join the race to experience a real sailing fiesta.

The event itself is from Friday (6th) to Sunday the 8th of July. For a small additional sailing fee you can join already in Helsinki and do the archipelago for a few days before the race (4th to 5th) or/and for the return trip back to Helsinki (9th to 10th of July). Both trips stay over night at Barösund and dinner will be served at the excellent Restaurant Scola, known for it’s delicious menu. On the 10th we arrive in Helsinki before 18.00.

In the Regatta (July 6-8) s/y Eira races in the LYS handicap class. You don’t need previous racing experience to join, the crew will be happy to help you and teach you! The skipper and crew speak fluent English as typically do all the other participants so you are guaranteed a good time even if you do not speak Finnish!

Price includes:

  • sail and race
  • accommodation on board s/y Eira (2 person cabins)
  • participant fees
  • bed linen
  • breakfasts and lunches at on the boat
  • safety equipment
  • rain gear (you are ofcourse most welcome to bring your own as well)

Not included

  • dinners and other spending on shore
  • overland travel to and from Helsinki or Hanko

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Instructions for participants


You can join the race either in Helsinki or Hanko

Helsinki: Departure from Valkosaari island (see map below) Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10.00 AM. The leg from Helsinki costs 120€.

Hanko: Eira will arrive in Hanko on Thursday afternoon. You should board on Thursday, July  5, 2018 between 18:00 and 22:00 (6-10PM).


From Hanko: Sunday, July 8 in the evening or Monday, July 9 before 09:00 (AM).

Helsinki: You can join the return leg to Helsinki. We will be back in Helsinki/Valkosaari in the evening on Tuesday, July 10. The return leg Hanko-Helsinki costs 120€.

Travel to and from Hanko.

Th easiest way to reach Hanko is by train of bus from Helsinki. You can also arrive by car but be advised that parking close to the harbor can be difficult during the race.

Valkosaari, the s/y Eira home harbor in Helsinki 

Finding s/y Eira in Hanko.


  • Warm clothes and rain gear, the weather in Finland can be cool
  • Headgear and sunglasses
  • Sailing gloves (recommended)
  • Casual outfit for evenings out on town (the dress code in Hanko is very informal)

Sebastian, skipper on s/y Eira, welcomes you

Hello friends of sailing and sail racing. It’s my pleasure to welcome you aboard for one the the sailing highlight of the Finnish summer, the Hanko Regatta. On Eira we have a laid-back but hardworking attitude to racing and lots of fun time on shore in the evening. If you are interested in having a relaxed time in good company while racing, then doing the Hanko Regatta on Eira is definitely your thing! Come along by yourself or bring your friends, new sailor friends will be waiting for you just behind the next headland!

Sebastian, Eiran kippari

Information about s/y Eira

Eira is a 51 foot performance cruiser built by the famous Nautor shipyard in Pietarsaari, Finland. Designed by German Frers and launched in 1981, she is an icon of her era.

Length overall 15.62m / 51.25′
Beam 4.49m / 14.73′
Draft 2.70m / 8.9′
Displacement 18,000kg
Fuel 384l
Water 700l
Engine Perkins 82HP

Layout and interior

Eira cabin layout

s/y Eira has 4 spacious 2-person cabins for guests. The aft cabin can sleep up to 3. The bunks numbered 1, 3 and 5 are top bunks.

Swan 51 Eira salonki

Saloon and dining area

Navigation and safety equipment

Navigator’s table

Eira aft cabin (sleeps up to 3)

Aft cabin (sleeps up to 3)


Midship pentry