A look back at the Finnish Classic Yacht Symposium started in 2011 by the HSS Yacht Club. This retrospective features video recording from a number of the Symposia 2013 – 2023.
Catch a glimpse of boats and boating in Helsinki from around the turn of the 20th century in Frank Hellsten’s colorization of old photos.
Finnish sailor Kari “Ruffe” Nurmi sailed 2700 nautical miles non-stop in the Baltic Sea, the longest ever sailing trip on the Baltic.
I had the chance to participate in the Tall Ships Races 2017 in Finland on-board the Danish schooner Jylland. Welcome to share my experience as told on social media!
Nautor is probably the most iconic yacht manufacturer in Finland. Here is an introduction to the history of Nautor’s Swan yacht lineup as seen by some of the people that made Nautor happen.
Viaporin Tuoppi, is the biggest race for wooden yachts in northern Europe. Each year the race collects up towards 200 sailing yacht for a day of yacht racing at the Suomenlinna fortress in the heart of Helsinki.
The World Crusing Club (of Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, ARC, fame) has expanded into many new seas and oceans. This year the Club added
Now is the time when winter arrives to the Finnish coast and life along the shores changes. Gone are the bright and busy days filled
More than half a century before color photography established itself, a Russian photographer and scientist, Sergei Prokudin-Gorski, took incredibly accurate color photos using
As I prepared to leave Enklinge in the morning a Swedish bloke on the next boat asked nervously “Are you crossing the ocean tomorrow?”
There was another strong north westerly as I sailed off under just the jib towards Mariehamn. An Australian of my acquaintance who was returning from
The next day I was invited to Håkan Mitts’ summer cottage and with a fine 10m/s breeze I sailed on a random course around
I did well to survive my night on Västerön. Late in the evening that I was there I discovered who’s evil alien lair it was.
From Mariehamn I passed through the Lemström bridge which, to the considerable annoyance of a boat motoring busily at it from the east, opened for about