Suursaari Race – June 7-9, 2019by Southern Ocean Co.
350,00 € /person
Join s/y Eira on an off-shore race beyond the Russian border and back. The Suursaari Race is the Finnish equivalent of the Fastnet race and takes the participants around Suursaari, the biggest island in the eastern Gulf of Finland. Suursaari (or Hogland or Gogland) used to be a Finnish island but was ceded to Russia after WW2 and is an imposing view far out in the open sea.
The Suursaari race is a two-night race that collects the Finnish sailing elite for what is the most prestigious off-shore sail race in Finland. You can find the race route in the map below.
The race is long enough to have all the proper drill off an offshore race. The weather typically varies a lot during the race, so there is plenty of time to practice strategies and race maneuvers under the guidance of our competent crew. On-board Eira even beginners can feel the thrill and excitement of true off-shore racing, no previous racing experience is required!
- Two (three) days of intensive racing
- Full board during the race
- Safety gear
- Foul weather gear
8 in stock
Information for participants
Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, Friday, June 7, 2019 15.00 (3 PM, you can arrive starting from 12:00, see map for boat location)
Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, Sunday June 9, 2019, 18:00 (6.00 PM)
Valid passport (Russian visa not needed)
Rain gear and cold weather clothing, remember that the Gulf of Finland can be quite cold still in June
Headgear, sun glasses and warm gloves
Smart casuals for the price giving and party
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 nr 1 Finnish offshore race, the Suursaari 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 Suursaari Race 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!
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′|
SOC provides a chance to go sailing one of the legends of the seas, on the Nautor's Swan 51 s/y Eira bluewater yacht. We offer packages and taylormade sailing opportunities for companies and individuals onboard s/y Eira.
Eira is a fast powerful ocean cruiser/racer that has done 26 Atlantic crossings, six under the current ownership. She is exactly what it says on the tin and feeling her throw her weight around under your precise command behind the wheel is something every sailor and landlubber to become sailor should feel at least once. With her gracious interior and welcoming cabins she makes a perfect home for a longer stay, let alone a weekend out with good company that all feel hungry for that "little more".
Professionally run and with the guidance of a captain that has sailed more than 60 000 sea miles with her you can be assure to get all your questions answered and a helping hand on what ever your task is onboard. The crew usually consists of different nationalities which gives a nice international touch to the operation. We are proud to offer you a place onboard and are ready to answer all your questions pre-travel as well as welcome you to visit us at our homeport in Helsinki to get a first glimpse what its all about.