SK150 Beatrice Aurore in the Sandhamn Regatta

Baltic Classic Circuit back again in 2017 with four international regattas


The Baltic Classic Master Cup 2017 will be a circuit again with four international regattas in Sweden and Finland, two in each country. The cup  started in 2010 as a multievent circut but the format was too ambitious and the turnout dwindled with just a handful of yachts participating in more than one or two regattas. Now, after two very successful single-event classic regattas with 30 yachts racing in Turku, Finland, in 2015 and 35 at Sandhamn, Sweden in 2016, SCYT and three yachts clubs have now decided to relaunch the Baltic Classic Circuit in 2017.
The clubs are the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, KSSS, Airisto Yacht Club, ASS, in Turku, Finland, and Helsinki Yacht Club, HSS, in Finland

REGATTA PROGRAM read more below

2-5 July
ÅFOR Classic, start downtown Stockholm, - Visby - Sandhamn, 220 nm
27-29 July
Finland’s 100 year anniversary regatta , Airisto Segelsällskap, base Åbo Båtvarv. Three days with  25-30 nm archipelago courses.
4-5 August
The Champagne Regatta, Helsingfors Segelsällskap , HSS. Open sea distance courses
10-12  August
The Sandhamn Regatta Classic, KSSS, Three days with  25-30 nm archipelago courses.

(The text is a first draft and being updated, more will follow)

Invitation Baltic Classic Master Cup


Take a look at the wonderful classic regattas at Stockholm, Turku, Finland, Helsinki and Sandhamn, Sweden. Come and join us in the races for the Baltic Classic Master Cup!

30 sq m Pani winner of the 2016 Baltic Classic Master Cup

Swedish yachts took top nine positions in Baltic Classic Masters


Baltic Classic Masters at Sandhamn in August became a primarily Swedish racing affair with 27 Swedish yachts, three Finnish, one Russian, one Belgian and one British. The 30 sq m Pani won, with 75 sq m Trumph second and 95 sq m Marga third. The best visiting yacht was Russian L6 offshore cruiser Nika, who finished 10th. The best Finnish yacht was offshore cruiser Kersti.

Nevertheless, the Baltic Classic Masters had the best turnout ever with 33 yachts  participating. Unfortunately, an additional two Finnish yachts could not make it to Sandhamn because of gale-force winds preceeding the event. Fortunately 8mR Vågspel and 10mR Kitty had crossed in good time and contributed together with Kersti, Varen (UK) and Nika to give the event an international athmospere of fun and racing, which was very much appreciated by all and not the least the organizing yacht club KSSS and Sail Yacht Society of Sweden.

The comparatively small 30 sq m Pani did very well in the quite windy three race that were partly exposed to open seas. Pani was sailed double handed by Janne and Max Nystedt. Pani was designed by Erik Nilsson in 1937.

Janne and Max Nystedt with the GL Watson Trophy.

Trumph had an improved rig configuration which for the first time ever allowed for a spinnacker and a genua. Trumph was designed by Gustaf Estlander and built 1921. Se was sailed by members of the Swahn family. The yacht was acquired by the grandfather of the present skipper Magnus Swahn in the late 1920's.

95 sq m Marga, designed by Tore Holm an built 1921, raced her first season for more than 50 years and has gone through a 17 year long total restoration. She was  sailed by the Widstrand family, who won last years Baltic Classic Masters in Turku with 55 sq m Mirand

Here is a link to the scoreboard.

The Baltic Classic Masters was held for the 7th year and this time it was hosted by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, KSSS.