This summer saw a record number of Coastal races in Finland, with the longest race being the 24km Pirkka CityCoastal in Tampere in July. There were half a dozen boats at Pirkka, the above pic shows some of the happy faces after the finish-line.
The 2019 rowing season in Finland also ends with a coastal race, as has become the tradition: the Finnish National Championship around Koirasaari in Helsinki takes place on Saturday, September 21st 2019. The Koirasaari race has been organized for over 10 years but last year the race format changed to Finnish Championships in Coastal Rowing. Read the report from the first 2018 Finnish Coastal Champs.
Finnish Coastal Championships September 21st 2019
The course is quite short and protected by the Helsinki archipelago with no fear of huge ocean waves. Therefore the race is suitable also for beginners. The course is a circular route around the Koirasaari island and with buoys for the crews to navigate.
- Distance: about 2km with a flying start
- Categories: M1X, W1X, M2X, W2X, Mixed 2X
Register by September 11th to ensure your seat: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fee: 20 € includes boat rental and sauna (or 25€ on raceday)
- Venue: HKK, Rajasaarenpenger 8, Helsinki
- Organizers: Quiske and Helsingin Kanoottiklubi HKK
Reserve the whole day starting from 10am and ending with after-row sauna & swimming in the evening.
The race is spectator friendly since the route goes under a bridge and the boats are never far from the coastline of the island. So bring your cameras and cheers :-) We have a limited number of boats so the changeover between race starts needs to be done swiftly by the pier.
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