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Registration for new members for season 2014 is now open!

Interested in sailing? Join us! Registration for season 2014 is now open. We have four different fleets tailored for different skill levels. For sailors with no racing experience, or no sailing experience at all, there is a path to get and improve sailing skills. Coached training, races and social events… Check the Join Us! page for more information and prices. If you’re a beginner you to can attend one of our beginners courses before deciding join. If you do join the two day course will end up costing you only 50 euros! If you already know the basics of sailing and are interested in match racing consider the Match Intro course.

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Spring 2014 Lecture Series (free) – sign up now!

Jäiden sulamista odotellessa, Audi HSS Sailing Center järjestää neljä luentoa kevään 2014 aikana. Luennot pidetään pääsääntöisesti suomeksi, mutta kysymyksiä voi esittää myös englanniksi tai ruotsiksi. Luennot pidetään HSS:n klubihuoneella Liuskasaarella. Luennoitsijoina toimivat pitkäaikaiset valmentajamme Pasi Palmu ja Ville Väresmaa.

Luennot alkavat kello 18:00 ja kestävät noin kaksi tuntia.

Before the ice melts, Audi HSS Sailing Center organises four lectures during spring 2014. The lectures are mainly in Finnish, but you can ask questions also in English or Swedish. The lectures will be held at HSS club house on Liuskasaari. Lectures are held by our long time coaches Pasi Palmu and Ville Väresmaa.

Lectures start at 18:00 and last for about two hours.

  • 25.3.2014 – Rules – Fleet and Match Race and their differences. FB-event
  • 1.4.2014 – Tactics – Fleet Race start and on course. FB-event
  • 8.4.2014 – Tactics – Match Race start and on course. FB-event
  • 22.4.2014 – Trimming. FB-event
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Come and try sailing for free 10.5.2014

Welcome to the Audi Sailing Center Try Out Day! For beginner and sailors alike, you don’t need any previous sailing experience to join. All the 4 different boat types that we sail at the Center will be available to try. Come and hear about the activities available at the Center.

  • Date: Saturday 10.5.2014
  • Place: Liuskasaari, Helsinki
  • Ferry: 4,50€
  • Cost: no fee

Find out more about the Try out day and register to the event!

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Laser 16 training moved

We had to move the Laser16 training from Monday to Friday. This is because of the schedules of our coaches. We now have, like last year Ville Väresmaa and Pasi Palmu for the 606s, Elliotts and SM40s. And we are happy announce Nicke Borenius for the Laser16s. Nicke has been coaching our Laser 16 sailors earlier also and got a lot of great feedback so we’re happy to have him back! The new weekly program

  • Mondays: Elliot 6m Center Cup Races.
  • Tuesdays: 606. Fleet racing tactics and boat speed.
  • Wednesdays: HSS Wednesday race, all boat classes and skill levels welcome. Food, drinks and socializing afterwards.
  • Thursday: Elliott 6m. Match racing tactics and boat handling.
  • Fridays: Separate SM40 training and races for more experienced match race teams.
  • Fridays: Laser 16. Boat handling and maneuvers: an easy way to enter the world of sailing, even with little or no sailing experience.

Get excited for the new season!

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Spring 2014 – Boats in the water talkoos

As we are optimists, we hope that on 12th April the waters will be open and we can start our talkoo-efforts (for non-Finnish-speakers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communal_work) to get everything ready. What this means in practice (where and what hour), we will inform you closer to the events, but we have reserved the weekends 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 of April for these Talkoos. Please mark them down.

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Weekly Wednesday Races 2014

The Wednesday evening racing tradition started at HSS before the World War II. We want to fill as many boats as possible to go out in friendly racing.

Last fall we had a great interest on these races with especially L16 and 606 classes. In 2014 we will draw also the Elliotts and SM40s in. The race will be organized together with the classic boats and club committee, ensuring eye candy such as 8 meters and 6 meters on the same starting line with us. There will also be a regular BBQ party and drinks afterwards.

There will be a class specific Wednesday race ranking, but Wednesdays are all about socializing and the real winners are the ones that have the best stories of their performance after racing! Some of the races will be held in sprint (short course) format while others will have longer courses. Especially the latter is also good practise also for experienced match racers as wind shifts and big scale tactics play a bigger role compared to maneuvers.

We also invite 606s from neighbouring clubs to join in! Skipper’s meeting can be done via phone and you’re more than welcome to join us for the after sail party too.

More information, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be coming to the Events page before the beginning of season. Subscribe to the newsletter to get notified instantly when this happens.

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Match Race Center Cups 2014

The Match Race Center Cups will start on May 5 and run through the summer. The amount of Center Cups has been increased to 10 to allow for increased number of races per team. The Center Cups will mostly be sailed with Elliots but an occasional 606 Center Cup will be held also.  The Center Cups will be organized in the same way as previous seasons with the teams acting as umpires and race committee when not sailing.

All dates are already up on the Events page. NoR and additional information will be published closer to the season.

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Juho Karhu new Audi HSS Sailing Center Manager

Juho Karhu is starting as the AUDI HSS Sailing Center Manager in April. Juho has been an active member and is already a familiar face in the Center. He will start orienting to the job while still on the other side of the globe in Australia.

Juho an active sailor and a long time-member of HSS and has been with the Center already when there was a separate TRC for Laser16’s and also in Match Race Center. The Center Manager will coordinate Sailing Center’s courses, weekly trainings, boat maintenance, volunteer activities, races and events. In addition to this the tasks include member recruitment and management, contacts with the other HSS committees and corporate cooperation of the Center.

The Center will still remain a volunteer-run organization with voluntary talkoo work being the main driving force behind it. But with Center Manager we get much needed help and improvement in serving our members and in running our Center. “My job will be to try and make things run smoother and make life and sailing at the Center easier for us all.” Juho says.

Congratulations and welcome!