ABOUT THE RACE
The Land of the Midnight Sun beckons the Dragon sailors for the 2018 Gold Cup, which will be hosted by the Helsingfors Segelklubb from 20 to 28 July 2018. Located just to the west of Helsinki city in Lauttasaari, the club was founded in 1899 and is one of Finland’s largest and most successful sailing clubs.
Renowned for hosting major championships for dinghy and keelboat fleets, the club has a dedicated marina and excellent shoreside facilities including a very nice restaurant and modern well equipped club house. In the Finnish tradition there are even on site saunas to help you ease those post racing aches and pains!
Racing will take place on the open waters of the Gulf of Finland where currents are minimal and excellent sea breezes can be expected at this time of year.
Whilst accommodation is available near the club, visitors often prefer to stay in Helsinki, which is just a 15-minute drive from the club and offers an outstanding range of facilities and accommodation, as you would expect from a European capital city. Travelling to Helsinki is straightforward with flights to Helsinki international airport and regular ferry services to Tallinn, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Travemunde and St Petersburg.