Suursaari Race – June 7-9, 2019

by Southern Ocean Co.

350,00  /person

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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!

Price includes:

  • Two (three) days of intensive racing
  • Full board during the race
  • Safety gear
  • Foul weather gear

8 in stock

  • Additional information

Information for participants

Departure

Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, Friday, June 7, 2019 15.00 (3 PM, you can arrive starting from 12:00, see map for boat location)

Return

Helsinki, NJK Valkosaari, Sunday June 9, 2019, 18:00 (6.00 PM)

Personal equipment

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

Sailing 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!

s/y Eira skipper Sebastian wishes you welcome

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
Swan 51 pohjapiirustus
Swan 51 Eira interior

Saloon/dining area

Swan 61 Eira interior

Aft cabin