Great things ahead of us!

The 2011 season will start on 22 January 2011 with the Classic Yacht Symposium and Ball organised by HSS. We have a great pleasure to welcome among the guests Fred Meyer, Ron Palm, John Lammerts van Bueren, and David Vieara from IEMA to the event. At the Symposium Fred Meyer will give us the latest insights from the America's Cup and John Lammerts van Bueren will introduce an interesting new way to look at the Classics. The Symposium will be followed with a Ball at the Helsinki Börs with many friends. An event not to miss!

The sailing season will start again with the traditional RRegatta at Pentala. This year the Worlds will be sailed in Flensburg, Germany together with the 12mRs. We hope to get at least three entries from Finland. In addition to the regular race schedule, we have a pleasure of hosting a Swan Invitational for the Swan45 owners in 6 to 8 August. We have already preliminary entries from Gstaad YC, RORC, Costa Smeralda YC and RBYC . The Regatta will provide an excellent opportunity sail with some of the top sailors of the World.

Looking back to 2010, the fleet was active again after a short breather following Hankö. Timo Saalasti's Sagitta approved to be the fastest again. The loyal friends from Sweden joined us again as well as Alexey Rusetsky's Astra II from Russia, which has become a permanent fixture in our fleet.  Ormio's Lara stayed up on the yard for repairs, while the crew flew off to Toronto to participate in the 8mR Worlds at RCYC on Tore Holm Ranja owned by Guy Jones. The success was not great, but the trip to Canada provided an excellent opportunity to make friends with the North American 8mR sailors and to win the bid for the 2013 8mR Worlds for Helsinki. The Worlds will be hosted by HSS, which became the largest 8mR Club after Syndicate Stelander, Raatikainen and Tallqvist acquired Tore Holm Ilderim from Belgium. Welcome to the fleet!

Have a nice season everyone!

Julia 

8mr 6.1.2011