Welcome to 12th Downtown Sailing Week!

Helsingfors Segelsällskap (HSS) organizes for the 12th time Downtown Sailing week which brings together almost 100 dinghies and boards in Liuskasaari, Helsinki. The largest annual Baltic Sea junior sailing event consists of a training clinic during the week and a two-day regatta from Saturday to Sunday in early June.

HSS Downtown Sailing Week 2020 participants are coached by established junior coaches in different classes. Suomen Purjehdus ja Veneily (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 two-day regatta. The participants are the top competitors in each dinghy class amongst whom are also the future Finland Olympic athletes.


Tomi Latvala, head of DTSW organization


Optimist Kadett, Optimist Ranking, Zoom8, Techno 293, Laser, 29er

REGATTA 6.-8.6.2020

Laser (std, radial, 4.7), Europe dinghy, Zoom8, Finn dinghy and 29er


Lehdistötiedote_DTSW 2019 julkaistu 31.5.2019



2019 notice board is under manage2sail -page. You can find it here:

manage2sail notice board


Results 2019/ Tulokset 2019





Register here (Manage2sail)



CLINIC 4.-6.6.2019 (29er and Techno293 clinic 5.-7.6)

Clinic days will be from 10.00 am to 03.00 pm. Lunch at 03.00 pm. More info of clinic here.

REGATTA 8.-9.6.2019

You can find regatta schedule from notice board.


Logistic schedule between the island and main land you can find here.


Logistics to the island / club

Ferry to the island every day 8am – 23pm Timetable.

All participants will get two tickets per racing day, one for sailor and one for parent. Tickets are given at registration.


The logistic ferry will transport dinghies and equipment driving between Cafe Carusell (Merisatamanranta 10, 00150 Helsinki) and Liuskasaari by the following schedule:

Friday 7.6

17:00-20:00 Työlautta kulkee Carusel – Liuskasaari väliä

Lauantai 8.6

08:00-9:00 Työlautta kulkee Carusel – Liuskasaari väliä

Sunnuntai 9.6

15:00-20:00 Työlautta kulkee Carusel – Liuskasaari väliä


Logistiikasta vastaa / logistic responsible: Ilkka Pakkala (+358 50 5203662)


Training camp: sailors will get more information by e-mail



Address: Hernesaarenranta 12






Schedule and program 2019

HSS DOWNTOWN SAILING WEEK – CLINIC 4.-6.6.2019 (29ers and Techno293 5.-7.6)

Training clinic will be organized for Optimist Kadett, Optimist Ranking, Zoom8, Techno293, Laser (std, radial, 4.7) and 29er classes.

Finnish boating and sailing federation (SPV) organizes Laser and 29er clinics. HSS organizes Optimist, Zoom8 and Techno293 clinics. Laser clinic is organized together with HSK and TaPS sailing clubs. 29er clinic is organized together with HSK and BS sailing clubs.

If you would like to join with own club coach, kindly contact HSS Manager Coaching and Sail Training Rosa Lindqvist at sailingschool@helsinkisailing.com or SPV Coaching Manager Vili Kaijansinkko at vili.kaijansinkko@spv.fi.

Coaches 2019:

Optimist Kadett – Ebba Stelander (HSS)

Optimist Ranking – Mikael Mustakallio (HSS)

Zoom8 – Niklas Toroi (HSS)

Techno 293 – Tonis Kask (HSS)

Laser – Matias Mikkola (HSS), Petri Leskinen (HSK), Riku Vääriskoski (TaPS) and SPV coach (TBA), contact person Vili Kaijansinkko / vili.kaijansinkko@spv.fi

29er – Jan Gahmberg, HSK and BS coaches, contact person Vili Kaijansinkko / vili.kaijansinkko@spv.fi

Find introductions of HSS coaches here.

Sign up here.

Daily Schedule Optimist, Zoom8 and Techno293:

10.00 ready to go sailing (boat rigged and clothes changed)

10.00 first briefing of the day

10.30 sailing session 1

12.30 short break on water (own snacks)

12.45 sailing session 2

14.30 back to shore and de-briefing

15.00 Lunch at HSS Paviljong restaurant

Daily Schedule Laser and 29er:

10.00 ready to go sailing

16.00 ready to go home

Daily schedule may change by weather conditions, so it is recommended to bring your own meal. You can also buy lunch package from HSS Paviljong restaurant.

Buy your lunch here.



Prices and entry 2019

Optimist, Zoom8 and Techno293 classes

The price for the clinic is 180€/sailor (210€/surfer). Price includes warm meal every day at restaurant HSS Paviljong. There will be maximum 10 sailors per one coach.

Clinic is part of HSS sailors trainig fee and free for juniors practising in HSS groups.

If your team would like to bring along own club coach, kindly contact HSS Manager Coaching and Sail Training / Rosa Lindqvist at sailingschool@helsinkisailing.com.

Registration for the clinic is closed. HSS sailors sign up by Nimenhuuto.

Laser and 29er classes

Laser and 29er clinics are free. Lunch self cost: own food (recommended) or 12€/person/day from the restaurant. Clinics will be organized together with SPV, HSK, HSS and TaPS.

Registration by e-mailing to Vili Kaijansinkko / vili.kaijansinkko@spv.fi. BS, HSK, TaPS and HSS sailors through their own coach.

Buy your lunch package here (link).



Laser (std, radial, 4.7), Europe dinghy, Zoom8, Finn dinghy and 29er

Race Committee

Head of event organization 2019: Tomi Latvala, +358 40 7202575, tomi.latvala@storaenso.com

Registration 2019


Entries must be received no later than June 1, 2019 to qualify for the early entry fee. Late entries must be received by June 6, 2019 and will be charged the late entry fee. The entry fee is non- refundable.

Required fees for  Zoom8, Laser, Europe, Finn and 29er classes are as follows:

Early entry fee until June 1, 2019 65 €
Late entry fee until June 6, 2019 85 €





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HSS - The club / harbour

At Helsingfors Segelsällskap we feel strongly for sharing the passion for sailing



It has long been our pleasure to welcome members of other like minded clubs into our house, and our privilege to enjoy their hospitality in turn. HSS Board is happy to establish a network of formal reciprocal arrangements with the most agreeable and dynamic yacht clubs abroad.

We are open to suggestions from “matching couples” of yacht clubs with a focus on youth sailing & training, high class competitive sailing, referee exchange, classic fleets, ocean & archipelago cruising and Corinthian sailing.

HSS is one of the most distinguished yacht clubs in Finland. It was founded well over 100 years ago, in 1893 and have about 1200 members. Our members represent a wide scale of the population of the Helsinki sailing society with a distinguished fleet of sailing boats from various dinghies to beautiful classic 6 and 8mR’s and modern long-distance cruisers.

HSS is located on it´s own club island with a sheltered natural harbor at the southernmost tip of the Helsinki downtown. The island is reached in five minutes by our ferry, at a short walking distance from the City Center.  Helsinki airport is reached by taxi within 30-40 minutes with flights all over the world on a daily basis.

Today HSS Yacht Club is

  • one of Finland’s leading junior yacht clubs with over 100 sailing juniors.
  • HSS hosts Finland’s most extensive sailing school for adults
  • the largest fleets of classic yachts in the Nordics with over 80 wooden classic boats in the   harbor
  • For sailor guests there is a guest harbor with full service for twenty boats.


Head of DTSW organization Tomi Latvala, +358 40 7202575, tomi.latvala@storaenso.com