Helsinki Fleet

International Eight Metre class (often called “Eights” or 8mR) is a construction class. Boats are all designed to meet specific “International Rule” measurement formula. Before WW II Eights were the most prestigious international yacht racing class, and they are still actively raced around the world.

In Finland the “Eight metre” class is very much alive. With 12 racing boats Finland has one of the biggest fleets of Eights in the world and the HSS Yachtclub holds the worlds biggest fleet of Eights; 9 boats.

Many international boats join the Finnish Regatta series of 6-8 regattas every summer. Especially Russian and Swedish eights, but also other nationalities who usually choose the biggest fleet in the world to practise for the Worlds or European Championship.

If you are thinking of joining, either with your boat or as a sailor, give a call or send an email to one of the Board members. For interested potential new boat owners a test sailing could be arranged as well.

The Fleet

  • Naja

    Year: 1921

    Sail: FIN 1

  • Folly

    Year: 1909

    Sail: 9

  • Windy

    Year: 1927

    Sail: FIN 8

  • Vagspel

    Year: 1943

    Sail: FIN 6

  • Sagitta

    Year: 1929

    Sail: FIN 2

  • Katrina

    Year: 1939

    Sail: FIN 14

  • Astra II

    Year: 2007

    Sail: RUS 4

  • Silja

    Year: 1930

    Sail: FIN 9

  • Iroquois

    Year: 1967

    Sail: FIN 12

  • Sphinx

    Year: 1928

    Sail: FIN 4

  • Luna

    Year: 2012

    Sail: FIN 17

  • Lara

    Year: 1929

    Sail: FIN 10

  • Ilderim (Christina)

    Year: 1936

    Sail: FIN 16

World Cups in Finland

The Finish fleet has hosted the Eight Metre World Championship many time in the past. here we will add reports for these races but for now we will post the racing results.

Helsinki 2013

The 2013 Worldcup hosted by The Helsinfors Sailing Society was a great Succes. One day of Fog but the rest was sunny and with enough wind to have an amazing World Championship.

Helsinki 2002

The 2002 was one of the largest eight metre fleets showing up on an IEMA wold championship in the last 25 years. hosted by the NJK.

All the Eight Currently in Finland

  • Naja

    Year: 1921

    Sail: FIN 1

  • Folly

    Year: 1909

    Sail: 9

  • Windy

    Year: 1927

    Sail: FIN 8

  • Vagspel

    Year: 1943

    Sail: FIN 6

  • Sagitta

    Year: 1929

    Sail: FIN 2

  • Katrina

    Year: 1939

    Sail: FIN 14

  • Iroquois

    Year: 1967

    Sail: FIN 12

  • Sphinx

    Year: 1928

    Sail: FIN 4

  • Luna

    Year: 2012

    Sail: FIN 17

  • Lara

    Year: 1929

    Sail: FIN 10

  • Ilderim (Christina)

    Year: 1936

    Sail: FIN 16