CLINIC 4.-7.6.2018 – REGATTA 8.-10.6.2018

Opti Ranking, Opti Kadett, Zoom8, O’Pen Bic, Laser Ranking (std, radial, 4.7), 29er

DOWNTOWN SAILING WEEK 2018 – The largest annual Baltic Sea junior sailing event

Helsingfors Segelsällskap (HSS) organizes for the 10th time Downtown Sailing week which brings together almost 200 dinghies in Liuskasaari, Helsinki. The largest annual Baltic Sea junior sailing event consists of a training clinic and a three-day regatta from Friday to Sunday in early June.

HSS Downtown Sailing Week 2018 participants are coached by established junior coaches in different classes. Suomen Purjehdus ja Veneilu (SPV) and different junior class associations in Finland join forces in providing top training in a magnificent setting right in the center of Helsinki.

During the latter part of the week young sailors compete in a three-day regatta. The participants are the top competitors in each dinghy class amongst whom are also the future Finland Olympic athletes.

DTSW 2017


  • Ronja Grönblom and Sara Ehrnrooth will join coaching team
  • Optimist Cadet Race will be sailed on 9.-10.6.2018
  • Tervetuloa järjestämään tapahtumaa! Vapaaehtoisia rekrytoidaan mukaan, ilmoittaudu kohdasta ”registration”
  • Classes for DTSW Regatta confirmed: Opti Ranking, Opti kadett, Zoom8, O’Pen Bic, Laser Ranking (std, Radial, 4.7), 29er
  • Vili Kaijansinkko and Thomas Hacklin will join the coaching team of the clinic



Ilmoittaudu vapaaehtoiseksi tästä



CLINIC 4.-7.6.2018 – REGATTA 8.-10.6.2018

Optimist Cadet Regatta 9.-10.6.2018


Schedule and program

CLINIC 4.-7.6.2018


Vili Kaijansinkko

Age: 28

I have been a professional sailing coach since 2012.

Nowadays I’m head coach of Academy team of Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation.

”I’m looking forward to seeing happy and excited young athletes in the camp. I want to create a good atmosphere in the camp and help young sailors to understand what opportunities sports can give and what it requires if they want be in top level.”


Thomas Hacklin



Thomas Hacklin, Coaching Manager, Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation

International campaign in Laser Std, X-35 and Melges 24. Finnish champion in Laser, Finn, Melges24, Folkboat and ORCi.

Age: 39

Lives: Naantali

Family: Wife and 1,5 year boy

”Looking forward to participate in the biggest youth clinic in Finland. Nice to get a glimpse of the youth sailors in the different classes and get a touch of the prospects. In addition, it is important to maintain good relations to clubs and club coaches. Besides the on-water-training we aim to run a development clinic for the coaches as well”.


Ronja Grönblom (optimist kadett class)


Sara Ehrnrooth (optimist kadett class)


Pinja Harjunpää (optimist ranking class)

Jyväskylän Yliopisto 2013 – arvioitu valmistuminen kesäkuussa 2018

Liikuntapedagogiikan maisteri tutkinto, Pääaine: Liikuntapedagogiikka, Sivuaineet: Urheiluvalmennuksen käyttäytymistieteet, liikuntapsykologia, terveystieteet

Suomen Urheiluopisto

Purjehduksen tason 2 valmentajakoulutus, 2015


Ia Harjunpää (Open Bic class)


Tonis Kask (Techno293 class)


Leonardo Santos (Zoom class)


Elli Vainio-Mattila (Zoom class)


Matias Mikkola (Laser class)

Age: 23
”I have sailed in many classes during my career, but i would say that the main path started from optimist dinghy and continued to Laser (4.7 -> Radial -> Standard) and from there to 470.

My personal goal for this camp is to make you feel more comfortable in challenging your skills to the limit, and then help you to take the step to the next level.

I’m really looking forward to work with you guys and I hope that you are eager to develop yourselves as sailors! See you in June!”


Tom Lönnqvist (Laser class)

Coached since 2009

49er FX Rio Olympics 2016

Tuula Tenkanen, Laser Radial, 2013-2014

Heidi Tenkanen, Laser Radial, 2010-2013

Finnish National Youth Team, 2010-2012




Classes & Registration

  • Opti Ranking
  • Opti Kadett – 9.-10.6.2018
  • Zoom8
  • O’Pen Bic
  • Laser Ranking (std, radial, 4.7)
  • 29er

Race Committee

Principal Race Officer: Sami Sailo
Race Officer –Laser, 29er: Sami Sailo
Race Officer – Opti Ranking: Erik Wallin
Race Officer: Opti kadett, Open Bic, Zoom8: Jussi Seppälä
Race manager: Saara Söderberg



Ilmoittaudu mukaan järjestämään Suomen suurinta junioripurjehdus tapahtumaa. Ilmoittaudu mukaan vapaaehtoisiin täyttämällä lomake (linkki).





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