Sailing Center Try Out Day gathered enormous interest

This year’s Try Out Day’s registration filled up in a record time. It took less than two hours for 150 people to sign up for the event!

The day itself, Saturday 9th of May, was very windy with quite big waves and an average wind strength of over 10 m/s. Not exactly the friendliest conditions for first-timers. The Sailing Center skippers and other helpers mastered the conditions and the participants returned from the water with big smiles! It was an exhilarating experience to say the least and we are very happy to have shared this day with so many nice people.

Click below to browse the photo gallery from the day. Photos by Esko Kilpi.


boxing day race

Season 2014 photo recap!

Spring is coming up and we’re also waking up from our winter slumber. The sailing fever is slowly kicking up again. We were too busy last autumn to post many updates, so now is a good to reminiscence last season’s events. Check below for a small chronological recap of season 2014. Many of our courses, including next spring’s beginners courses are already listed in the events, hope to see you in 2015!

Many of the photos were provided by Juha Haanperä and Esko Kilpi, thanks!

Overall race results (top 3) from season 2014:

SM40 Helatorstai G5
1. Juho Karhu
2. Kimmo Kääriä
3. Lauri Kääpä
Summer Cup G4 (Elliott 6m):
1. Jon Eriksson
2. Tusse Tallberg
3. Ville-Veikko Niskanen
Jacquart Match Cup G4:
1. Matthew Jerwood (AUS)
2. Tusse Tallberg
3. Matias Knip
Women's National Championships G3:
1. Martina Karlemo
2. Mikaela Fors
3. Daniela Rönnberg
SM40 Autumn G4:
1. Mati Sepp (EST)
2. Kimmo Kääriä
3. Olli-Pekka Lumijärvi
Elliott End of Season Race:
1. Rasmus Päivärinta
2. Juho Karhu
3. Matias Knip
Elliott 6m Center Cup overall ranking:
1. Juho Karhu
2. Lauri Kääpä
3. Ilya Baraev
Wednesday race Laser 16 overall ranking:
1. Lauri Jaakkola (also awarded together with his crew for being the most active Wednesday race participant)
2. Igor Ivanov
3. Henri Hätönen
Wednesday race 606 overall ranking:
1. Juho Karhu
2. Eero Palomäki
3. Jonas Roininen
Lauantai 5.7.2014 (kansi) Esko Kilpi

Sailing Center participated in Hanko Regatta 2014

cover photo by Esko Kilpi


Audi HSS Sailing Center participated in Hanko Regatta 2014 with two SM40 and three 606 boats. The results are found at


The first day at Hanko Regatta started with perfect weather conditions, sunshine and 5m/s wind which rise up to 8m/s during the second start.


A cold damp mist rose up from the water on Saturday morning forcing the race committee  to postpone the start. Eventually the AP flag came down and all boats headed to the race courses. Unfortunately half of the boats had to return because of the mist and lack of wind. The mist became even tighter and the wind died totally so after one start the other  half of the boats had to be towed to the harbor.

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (1)photo by Susanna Lumme

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (2) Esko Kilpiphoto by Esko Kilpi

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (4) photo by Susanna Lumme

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (5)photo by Susanna Lumme

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (6)photo by Susanna Lumme

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (7)photo by Susanna Lumme

The main pier in the harbor was filled with celebrating people as the traditional masquerade between Audi HSS Sailing Center and NJK was in full steam. And for the first time in history the challenge trophy from Hanko Regatta will be spending the year at Audi HSS Sailing Center thanks to the Nunns and Monks of Team Kääriä.

Lauantai 5.7.2014 (8) Erik Lähteenmäki

photo by Erik Lähteenmäki

The congregation


The final day at the Hanko Regatta was sunny and windy. Because of the hard wind 6mR and 8mR classes did not sail at all on Sunday. All other classes were out enjoying the sunny but demanding sailing conditions.

Sunnuntai 6.7.2014 Esko Kilpiphoto by Esko Kilpi


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Beginners course registrations now open

These courses are intended for people with little or no previous sailing experience. Courses are held using our Laser 16 dinghies, which are crewed by 3-4 persons. After the course you have learned the basics of sailing and rigging of the boat. If you choose to join the Center you will be then ready to take part in our coached Friday beginner trainings. After a couple more training sessions, depending on your confidence, you will be able to apply for Laser 16 skipper rights and go out sailing on your own anytime you like.

This course requires no prerequisities. Questions during the course can be answered in both English and Finnish.

The price of the course is:

– 50 € for members of Audi HSS Sailing Center
– 250 € for non-members

If you decide to join us as a member after the weekend you can deduct the 200 € from the membership fee (normally 595 €). If you have any questions please send an email to, we’d be happy to help you!





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.