105 Rocks – Helsingholm – guest harbour

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Helsingholm

Helsingholm was very busy in July, but I managed to find a wee spot amongst the motorboats, inshore of most of the yachts, where there was still 1.5 metres of water. If the quays are full there should be plenty of room to anchor off shore. Incidentally, there are advantages in mooring in very shallow water. Whilst there I accidentally dropped a bucket over the side during a rare cleaning spree and it sank. But I could see it 4 feet down in the clear water and fished it out with a boat hook.

The island is easy to walk round from the well sheltered harbour bay

The island is easy to walk round from the well sheltered harbour bay

The guest harbour didn’t seem too worried about getting money for berthing. There’s composting bogs and a small working bakery and shopette in the high season. I suspect the bay may be a bit crap in a north easterly, but it was beautifully sheltered in the south westerly I had. Recommended, but you’d best show up quite early in the day if it’s July.

In July, the sun set more or less due north

In July, the sun set more or less due north

The Helsingholm Seahorse. ‘Helsing’ is of course Finnish for ‘Seahorse’ *

The Helsingholm Seahorse. ‘Helsing’ is of course Finnish for ‘Seahorse’ (*)

Zophiel once again in amongst the motor boats where yachts don’t go

Zophiel once again in amongst the motor boats where yachts don’t go

The rocks formations date back to the last ice age

The rocks formations date back 10000 years to the last ice age

Locate Helsingholm on the map and find more adjacent harbours and marinas here.

(*) Ed. note: The etymology of “Helsing” normally refers to the Swedish area Helsingland from which people have immigrated to Finland.


More information on Helsingholm can be found from: guestharbours.fi

Disclaimer: While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.