FULLY BOOKED: Advanced match race course with SM 40

*Course is now fully booked.*

A match race course for advanced sailors will be organized 13-14.9.2012. In the course you will learn theory in classroom and then practice on the water. Participate and learn what is match racing and improve your sailing skills! The course is suitable for more experienced participants who already know the match race. This is a good way to meet other sailors and build your own team .

The course is held by Sam Öhman and Pasi Palmu on Thursday and Friday 16:00-21:00 at Audi HSS Match Race Center. The two day course price is 100 EUR and is paid in advanced. The course is for Audi HSS Match Race Center and NJK Match Race Center members only.

These courses have always been very popular so register you attendance now.

For more information regarding course content, please contact Juha Haanperä -> mrc@hss-segel.fi, or call to 050 5509006.

Registered to the course: Kimmo Kääriä, Lasse Kiistala, Ilya Baraev, Matias Knip, Ville Niskanen, Katariina Lähdesmäki, Jaakko Tapaninen, Laura Urrila, Patrik Anfält, Juha Haanperä.

Onsdagssegling

The Wednesday evening racing tradition started before World War II. Every season there has been racing on Wednesday evening, and socializing afterwards. This year the tradition starts on the 6th of June.

We want to fill as many boats as possible to go out in friendly racing. The skippers meeting is at 5 pm, start after 6 pm. The real winners are the ones that have the best stories of their performance after racing. One can eat dinner in the restaurant (HSS discount) or a minimum is to refuel with liquid (leave the car at home).

Note that SM 40 training and Elliott match racing training will be at the same time, so the rest of the members should book Laser 16 and 606.

The general HSS Wednesday evening racing is on the 6th and 13th of June and continues in August. If there is interest in the racing, we can continue with Wednesday races after the 13th of June.

Elliott Center Cups 2012 to start in August

Many people have hoped for more racing activity at HSS Match Race Center and therefore we have taken the initiative to start an Elliott Center Cup series. The idea is to have a total of 5 evening races during 2012, where the teams will compete for the victory of the series but skipper’s will also gain normal ISAF ranking points. The first cup is planned to August 16th.

Teams taking part in the series are also required to take on responsibility for organizing one of the evening cups. We know that not all teams are that experienced, but please don’t get frightened about having to organize a cup yourself, there will for sure be help available from more experienced teams. This is also an excellent chance for new teams to develop their racing skills in a “safe” environment.

So, gather together your team and sign up for the cup not later than June 30th!

Below you can find details about the Enrollment procedures, Center Cup dates, Racing time table, ISAF sailor ID registration, Race organizing and support material available. A more detailed briefing about how to organize center cups will also be given after the racing of the first Center Cup evening on August 16th. However, if you at this point have any questions you can contact nina.rammschmidt(a)gmail.com.

Since this is all new to the HSS Match Race Center we hope people have patience and understanding if not everything will be perfect from the start.

Looking forward to the season’s racing! // Team Ramm-Schmidt

Enrollment to the HSS Center Cup series

All teams interested to participate in the HSS Center Cup series please send an e-mail to nina.rammschmidt(a)gmail.com with the following information (only one enrollment e-mail per team) not later than June 30th:

Skipper and team member names
Skipper’s ISAF ID number (see instructions below)
Are any of the suggested dates inconvenient for you?
Teams registered for the Center Cups will then be informed about which dates they will sail and which cup they will be responsible for organizing. Administration will make sure that the Elliott boats and motorboats are booked for the Center Cup evenings. Note! Schedule is subject to change if we do not get enough teams or if eg. motorboats are not available at these particular dates.

A minimum of 6 teams are required in order to get the Center Cup series up and running. Depending on the total amount of teams participating in the series, the number of racing evenings for the teams might vary. This means that your team might still be able to take part in the series even if not all dates are convenient (given that we have more than 6 teams participating in the series).

Center Cup Dates (preliminary)

  • Thursday 16.8 (Team Ramm-Schmidt responsible for the arrangements)
  • Thursday 23.8
  • Thursday 30.8
  • Sunday 16.9

Time table for evening cups

  • 17:00 Skipper’s meeting
  • 17:53 Course is ready + F-flag
  • 18:00 First start
  • ~20:30 End briefing if needed

ISAF sailor ID registration

Go to http://www.sailing.org/
In the top right of the page, there’s a registration link
Fill in your personal details
There are quite a few questions related to your sailing career. Be careful to not to give the impression that you’re a pro!
Submit your registration

Race organizing and support material available

Since the Center Cups will be Grade 5 competitions and included in ISAF world ranking system (Skipper’s can earn points and obtain a world ranking position), there are certain requirements for race organizing that has to be followed. In order to make this process as smooth as possible for the participating teams, we are creating a concept for the HSS Center Cups including a package of support material, more detailed instructions, checklists, paring list tool etc. Part of all this is still under development but the package will be distributed to the teams participating in the series / posted online as soon as possible.

Hanko Regatta 2012 with SM40’s in 6.-8.7.2012

Hanko Regatta is getting closer, make sure that you participate! To constitute a class in Hanko we need all four SM 40’s from NJK and HSS with approximately 20 crew members altogether, including four skippers in total. The plan is to participate in fleet races of our own (SM40) class.

The Regatta occurs on 6.-8.7.2012. There are races on each day and we hope the crew members are able to participate for the whole weekend.

The boats need to be transferred to Hanko with minimum two skippers per boat. The boats will start from HSS on Wednesday 4th at 10 am, and from NJK at 10.30 am. The trip to Hanko is approximately 70 miles and will take two days. Since splitting the transferring into Wednesday and Thursday, the trip includes an overnight stop on HSS island Andö.

Please confirm together with the enrollment, if you are able to take part in the transportation and sail with SM40’s to Hanko.

Sign up for the Regatta quickly!

To participate Hanko Regatta, please send an e-mail to katri.lehtela(at)deloitte.fi or prahikka(at)gmail.com. In addition all skippers needs to fill up a register form on Hanko regatta webpage http://www.hangoregattan.fi/?q=node/add/registerform. The entries have to be made by the skippers latest 2.7. for all boats (if someone is late the project is buried).

Looking forward to seeing you in great sailing event and festival!

People who have shown interest

Below is a list of 14 HSS MRC members who have shown interest in participating.

Rob Broekman – Skipper transport and Racing
Tusse Tallberg – Skipper transport and Racing
Juha Haanperä – Skipper transport and Racing
Pia Oksanen
Nea Leinonen
Arron Higgins
Henna Holopainen
Teemu Pöyhönen
Jukka Hyytiä
Aleksi Simonen
Piia Rahikka
Ilkka Niiranen
Katri Lehtelä
Ulla Paatola

Costs of the Regatta

The teams are sharing the boat rent 400 € (charged by NJK and HSS MRC) + Entry fee 130 €. The possible self-risk (NJK boats 2000 € HSS 1200 €) have to be agreed on.

Proposed time table

Wednesday July 4th, at 10 am
-Start from HSS 2 boats, 10.30 from NJK
-Stop at HSS island Andö Aprox 35 M
-http://www.hss-segel.fi/hamnar/uthamnar/uthamnar
Thursday July 5th
-Sailing Andö – Hanko Aprox 30 M
Friday July 6th
-Racing, Partying
Saturday July 7th
-Racing, Partying
Sunday July 8th
-Racing, Partying
-Sailing to NJK, Munkshamn 17 M from Hanko (or Andö)
Monday July 9th
-Sailing Munkshamn (Andö) – Helsinki 50 M

More information about Hanko Regatta

http://www.hangoregattan.fi/sites/default/files/REGATTAINBJUDAN_2012_engfin.pdf

http://www.hangoregattan.fi

There are still rooms available in Villa Garbo (Tel. +358-40-542 1732), where some of us are staying over the weekend. It is also possible to stay over the night on the boats with tents and mattresses.

Membership / ferry cards

Remember to collect your membership card from the office (in front of the ferry pier on the island), weekdays 15.00-18.00. Bring proof of MRC payment. You need the card to use the ferry. If you have the card from last year, you should reactivate it at the office.

If you are new member you should first call or email to the office. Tell that you are new member and need the card. Then you will be informed by the office when you can collect your membership card.

Phone: +358 (0)9-633 637 (weekdays 15.00-18.00)
Email: hss@hss-segel.fi

FULLY BOOKED: Match Race Intro-course 5-6.5.2012

A match race introduction course will be organized 5-6.5.2012. In the course you will learn theory in classroom and then practice on the water. Participate and learn what is match racing and improve your sailing skills! The course is suitable for both sailors new to match racing and more experienced participants. This is a good way to meet other sailors and kick start your sailing season.

The course is held on Saturday and Sunday 09:00-17:00 at Audi HSS Match Race Center. Unlike previous information there will be no training on Friday. The course is for Audi HSS Match Race Center members only.

These courses have always been very popular so register you attendance now!

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED. STAY TUNED FOR NEXT COURSE.

FULLY BOOKED: Match race course 26.-27.5.2012

A match race course will be organized 26.-27.5.2012. In the course you will learn theory in classroom and then practice on the water. Participate and learn what is match racing and improve your sailing skills! The course is suitable for both sailors new to match racing and more experienced participants. This is a good way to meet other sailors and kick start your sailing season.

The course is held by Ville Väresmaa on Saturday and Sunday 09:00-17:00 at Audi HSS Match Race Center. Unlike previous information there will be no training on Friday. The two day course price is 90 EUR and is paid at the course. The course is for Audi HSS Match Race Center members only.

These courses have always been very popular so register you attendance now!

Register here!

For more information regarding course content, please contact -> info@audimatchrace.com, or call to Juha 050 5509006.

Registered to the course: Nira Biaudet, Pirkko Björkqvist, Heidi Uusivirta, Pia Oksanen, Nikolina Kivi, Katja Nevala, Panu Penttilä, Inka Laitinen, Juha Haanperä.

Match Racing Lecture Series open for both to members and non-members

The Match Race season starts in April when Audi HSS Match Race Center arranges together with NJK and HSK a series of lectures in match racing that are open to everyone interested in the sport.

The first lecture is aimed at people with no previous experience in yacht racing, while the four following ones give you an insight into Match Racing tactics and competition format. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Match Race in theory and refresh old knowledge before the sailing season starts.

The lectures will be held in Finnish by coaches Ville Väresmaa and Pasi Palmu and by seasoned Match Race -sailors Jan Mattson and Susu Kukkonen. They are arranged alternately at HSK’s and NJK’s clubhouses, starting at 6 pm. Directions can be found at the sailing clubs’ homepages.

Entrance is free, there will be snacks and drinks for sale.

3.4. 18:00 The basics of yacht racing, HSK

11.4. 18:00 An introduction to Match Race, tips for team building and competition arrangement basics, NJK

12.4. 18:00 Pre-start tactics, HSS

16.4. 18:00 Racing course tactics – upwind, downwind and mark roundings, NJK

18.4. Penalties, HSS

Register to the lectures here!

Organizers:

NJK Match Race Center
Koivusaari Etelä
www.njk.fi/matchrace

HSS Audi Match Race Center
Liuskasaari
www.audimatchrace.fi

HSK
Vattuniemen puistotie 1
www.helsingforssegelklubb.fi

Become a Member!

Sailing season 2012 is closing in and our 2012 programmes are now published!

For season 2012 the activities for Team Race Center and Audi HSS Match Race Center have been consolidated. This way we can offer a wider range of activities at all levels. For 2012 we also introduce recurring training with the SM40 boats that is included in all memberships!

We offer 2 different programmes: a beginner programme and a match racing programme. The beginner programme is for newcomers and/or less competitive sailors and the match racing programmes are for more experienced members. The programmes do not only include sailing but also lectures that will start in April.

Check out our programmes and register your memberhsip now!