DHL partnership with Audi HSS Sailing Center renewed

Audi HSS Sailing Center is very pleased to announce that our long-term Elliott 6m corporate partner DHL has decided to continue the mutually beneficial partnership! It is very encouraging to notice that there are still companies out there who believe in the future and are brave enough to make investments and commitments despite the current challenging environment – we are convinced that these will emerge as winners in the long run! The match is also quite perfect as many might have noticed that the members at the sailing center are not either afraid of delivering in challenging conditions. The DHL corporate partnership with the Audi HSS Sailing Center has continued since 2011.

Try Out Day 10.5.2014

Try Out Day was a succes

Over 100 visitors came to hear about Audi HSS Sailing Center and to try our boats for free.

Audi HSS Sailing Center arranged a Try Out Day in cooperation with Skiffer Liuskaluoto restaurant on Saturday May 10th. For beginners and sailors alike, participants didn’t need any previous sailing experience to join. This was a great opportunity to get to know about basic courses, fleet and match race trainings and other activities at Sailing Center.

The Try Out day started with a thick fog, which luckily turned into sunshine around 14 in the afternoon. The day was a success and about 100 people got a chance to try sailing, many for the very first time. All classes of the Sailing Center were out – SM40, Elliott 6m, 606 and Laser 16. The wind was very easy in the morning and afternoon, only 3 m/s. All participants had the chance to enjoy the after sail at Skiffer Liuskaluoto restaurant with special Try-out day treatment and prices.

The camera crew of Merimaili was filming the Try Out Day and interviewed Sailing Center members and the Try Out Day participants on board and on shore for their TV-episode about boating and on water sports. The first screening is shown on JIM on Saturday May 17th at 08:20 and a rerun on Sunday May 18th at 08:20. You can find the series from last summer at ruutu.fi where this summer’s series will be repeated also.

This was the third year when Sailing Center organized the test day, and judging from the smiles on the faces, this tradition will continue also next year. Huge thanks to the skippers and on shore volunteer organizers!

Check the photos from the Try Out Day 2014.

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Still room on different courses – sign up now!

There is still room on Beginner course #2 on 31.5.-1.6.2014 and on Match Race course on 24.-25.5.2014. You have a great opportunity to explore this awesome sport and other activities at Sailing Center. Registration for courses can be done on Events page.

And of course we would like to welcome you as members! Audi HSS Sailing Center gives you the possibility to sail throughout the year without having to invest in your own boat.
You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join, that we can take care of afterwards. As a member you will have the opportunity to sail as much as you wish with our fleet of different boats. To get you started, you also get a nice discount for sailing gear at Navy Blue Shop in Lauttasaari and also at Henri Lloyd Store on Kasarminkatu. And of course you get the membership prices at Skiffer Liuskaluoto and HSS restaurant at the club house. Check Join us! for more information.

You can always find us (+ some photos from the Try Out Day) on Facebook and the Sailing Center Member’s Agora.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why we’re here for, in addition to sailing.

Come to sail, meet people and have fun with us!


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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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!


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!


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.


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!

Audi HSS Sailing Center is looking for a part-time Center Manager

AUDI HSS Sailing Center is part of Helsingfors Segelsällskap, HSS. The Center is located on Skifferholmen, just in front of Helsinki. The Center aims to provide its members, both beginners as well as more experienced sailors, with the best sailing training in Finland together with the best equipment and experiences. The Center offers our members 22 boats in four classes, which can be used at all times. The Center is mainly run by volunteer work of our members.

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 candidate should be enthusiastic and interested in sailing and racing. Personal sailing experience will be considered as a strong advantage. Fluent English language is a requirement. Fluency in Finnish and Swedish is an advantage.

The position comes with a permanent, part-time contract. We hope that the Manager is able to start his/her work as soon as possible. The main work-load will be concentrated between mid-April and end of October, when the work-load will be on average 20 hours per week. During the early spring and autumn the work-load will be considerably lighter.

Applications should be sent to juuso.leivonen (at) gmail.com by January 15, 2014.

For more information, please contact Juuso Leivonen, juuso.leivonen (at) gmail.com, +358 (0)407307236