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RORC BALTIC SEA RACE

About RORC Baltic Sea Race:

The Baltic Sea Race was a new offshore race in 2022 and returns in 2023. The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) together with the Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) are delighted to announce the RORC Baltic Sea Race. For those of you ‘collecting the set’ of 600nm offshore races the new Baltic Sea Race is a ‘must-do’ race and is bound to sit amongst the greats; such as the Rolex Fastnet and RORC Middle Sea Race.

The Baltic Sea Race covers approximately 630 nautical miles. The race will start and finish off Helsinki in the Gulf of Finland. The course incorporates the Swedish island of Gotland which is located approximately 250nm southwest of Helsinki. Our experienced race skippers will guide you through the course. Our race preparations will ensure that you form part of a competitive team for this event.

600 Mile Club Event

This event is one of our 600 Mile Club events.
Can you collect them all with us?

When?

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RORC Baltic Sea Race Training Days – July (Helsinki)

 

RORC Baltic Sea Race Start (Helsinki)
 July 2023

 

 

Additionally Mile builders will be offered in conjunction with this event.

Event Price

Book this amazing event with us for only

POA

price per person

Where?

The RORC Baltic Sea race starts and finishes in Helsinki in the Gulf of Finland. Travel to Finland is easy by air from most major international airports. Yachts will be docked in the centre of Helsinki in Katajanokka Harbour. Both before and after the race you will enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki with like minded offshore sailors all here for this amazing race.

Details of our RORC Baltic Sea Race package

Our Baltic Sea Race campaign includes 2 days of race training. The race itself should take between three to five days depending on the weather. Although, it is possible that it could take up to 7 days if winds are very light.

Our Baltic Sea Race package will include:

All safety gear

Team shirt

Lunch during training

Race provisions when racing

All yacht costs included

Berthing in Katajanokka Harbour, Helsinki

Two days of race training included (Helsinki based)

Professional Skipper and First Mate

Why We Are Excited About the Baltic Sea Race

We are always looking for our next challenge and 600nm offshore races are our thing! So of course, we are excited to be entering this relatively new RORC event. The course looks very tactical and is sure to provide an interesting new challenge. The Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) Commodore and Class40 skipper, Ari Känsäkoski, commented “The course is very strategic with land influences in the Gulf of Finland and around Gotland. In addition, it is basically on a windward leeward axis, so we expect tactical decisions on which side of the course to choose, as well as managing wind shifts.”

The Baltic Sea in July is a magical environment, with daylight and twilight perpetuating 20 hours a day. In July, 8-10 knots of wind from the west-southwest is common. Summer storms are very rare, but conditions can change dramatically due to squalls and thermal activity. The Baltic Sea can be described as a tideless semi-enclosed sea, but wind-driven currents can produce waves of 1.5 metres.

So we have just got to go and experience this newest of offshore events. Why not join us?

How to Book

Email: [email protected] for more info
Phone: +44 7841 590 714

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Info

Location: Helsinki, Baltic Sea
Date: July 21, 2022
Duration: 5 Days