Helsingfors Segelsällskap – Champagne Regatta, Baltic Classic Master Cup, 6mr LM, 4-6.8.2017

The Charles Heidsieck Champagne Regatta will be hosted by Helsingfors Segelsällskap (HSS) on the island of Liuskasaari (Skifferholmen in Swedish). The regatta takes place from Friday, August 4th to Sunday, August 6th. The Champagne Regatta is one of the major classic boat events in Finland, and it has been organized since 2010.

The Champagne regatta is part of International Baltic Classic Circuit 2017. The Baltic Classic circuit 2017 will have four international regattas in Sweden and Finland, two in each country. The clubs are the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, KSSS, Airisto Yacht Club, ASS, and Helsinki Yacht Club, HSS.

The Baltic Classic Masters will start on Friday, august 4th and continue on saturday, august 5th and will have traditional archipelago race course.

The regatta is open to classic boats in handicap and one-design classes. For the Nordic Folkboat, Dragons, sharks and int5m classes the Champagne Regatta is part of their ranking series. These classes will have their races on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, august 5th.

The Regatta will host the Open Finnish Nationals for the 6mR class. The 6mR Nationals will start on Friday, August 4th. There will be two races per day. The first race will start at 11.00 every day. Participating boats will berth at the HSS. 

Race Info & Results


Sailing instruction (6mr)

Sailing instruction (BCMC)

Sailing Instruction (Other classes)


BCMC Int 5 Int 5,5
Folkboat 6mR 8mR
Dragon Hai Eikan Kryssi

Event Program

There will be sauna available every day after racing!


Friday 4.8 and Sunday 6.8 (after daily racing) sailors party: Warm meal fish/meat + salad and live music, including one drink 16 eur.

Saturday 5.8 and Sunday 6.8 Breakfast at the Western shed. Breakfast sandwich, porridge, juice, tea or coffee. 12 eur.   

Saturday 5.8 soup lunch (around 11.30-14) for anyone visiting the HSS. 12 eur. 

Please book all these before 2.8 from Holvi. BOOKING


Saturday 5.8 Champagneregatta dinner
Three course menu, 50 eur including one drink (HSS house wine or beer. House wines 25 eur/bottle.) Charles Heidsieck Champagne on special price.

Classical music by Ingrid and Matti Riutamaa. Live Music. Fireworks.

Champagneregatta dinner and table reservations directly from the restaurant:

+358(0)10 2740740


The race course C is right in front of the HSS clubhouse, between the HSS (Skifferholmen) and Pihlajasaari. Race course D is close to island Melkki. The Baltic Classic Masters will have traditional archipelago race course.

The HSS Paviljong Restaurant terrace and the rocks nearby offer a perfect place from which to watch the races. The HSS Paviljong restaurant is also worth looking at from inside. It was designed by architect Runar Finnilä and the art works inside the restaurant are from the HSS members Björn Landström and Michael Schilkin.

A ferry shuttle runs to the HSS from the mainland (see map). The HSS welcomes everyone to come to the island to follow the racing, watch beautiful classic boats and to enjoy Skifferholmen. There is a bathing beach on the adjacent (connected) island.

Location (Google)

Ferry Timetable

08.00 – 11.55
Town side: 00 / 30
Isleside: 25 / 55

12.00 – 23.00 ***
Town side: 00 / 20 / 40
Isleside:15 / 35 / 55

*** Until the restaurants close, at the latest 00.55.

During rush hours the ferryboat might operate extra trips

Price 6 eur (adults > 16 years old)

Race Participants travel free with blue armbands, you receive yours from the office.