Finn Masters 2022 – Helsinki – Helsingfors Segelklubb (HSK)

Dear Finn Masters
Never in the history of the Finn class has the Finn World Masters been held in Finland. Seventy years ago, in 1952, however, Helsinki marked the beginning of a long Olympic history for the Finns with the first Olympics to include the Finn. To celebrate this anniversary, the 2022 Finn World Masters is being held in Helsinki with many reminders during the week of that first Finn Olympics seven decades ago.
The organisation is well underway and the Finnish fleet is very keen to put on a great event for all of us. We have now published the Notice of Race and entry opens this week. All the links are below.
The championship is being organised by Helsinki Sail Racing Management (HSRM), in cooperation with the Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation, the Finnish Finn Class sailors and the City of Helsinki.
The harbour at Helsingfors Segelklubb (HSK) includes a great clubhouse, fabulous restaurant, saunas and permanent changing rooms and is the best venue for dinghy sailing in the Helsinki region. It is located just 4 km from downtown Helsinki. The club can easily accommodate over 300 boats with trailers and cars on its premises. There are two 30-40 metre ramps next to dinghy parks.
Camping is possible at HSK with space for 40-50 camper vans, and a few tents, or at NJK just 3 km away. Most of the Helsinki boat equipment shops are located within walking distance. There are many different racing areas available, for all conditions. The nearest one is about 1.5 nm away.
There is lot of information on the event website regarding the venue and travel, with much more being added over the next few months.
We have also published a lot of early information about the Master Europeans at Club Náutico Hospitalet-Vandellos, in L’Hospitalet de l’Infant, Tarragona, Spain. This is being held in mid-September. See the links below.
Looking further afield we are also talking to the organisers for the 2023 and 2024 Finn World Masters. I am sure you agree that we have a great programme of events and venues ahead of us in the next five years, with a lot of interest already in venues after this current programme is concluded. There has never been a better time to sail the Finn Masters events and as the world hopefully returns to near normal, I am sure we will begin the see the big numbers return.
It may interest you to know that the mailing list for these newsletters goes out to over 1,000 Finn Masters, including both those who have done a Finn Masters event in the last five years as well as those who have signed up to receive the news.
I look forward to seeing you at one or more regattas in 2022 and wish you all a happy New Year when that time arrives.
Andy Denison

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