Saturday, 13th August, 2016
The biggest wooden boat event in Europe 13-14 August
Come and join us in the wooden sailing boats’ parade!
Viaporin Tuoppi has been a live show for the Finnish wooden sailboat tradition for more than 30 years and is unique in its kind. This year, it will once again gather together wooden beauties, their crews and enthusiasts.
The race is not only for the Finns; wooden sailboats and crews from different sides of the Baltic Sea will participate in the event. In Varvilahti you will thus see a whole range of wooden yachts from this area. The Viaporin Tuoppi (the Viapori Trophy Race), which has been sailed for 31 times in front of Helsinki around the Suomenlinna sea fortress, is the biggest sailing competition for wooden sailing boats in Europe. All Finnish wooden sailing boat types will be represented in the race, as well as other sailing boat beauties from the Baltic Sea area. There are more than twenty classes in the race.
All kinds of old salts and new wooden boat enthusiasts are more than welcome to the Viaporin Tuoppi. Thus, all men, women, families, friend cliques and working teams.
Beautiful wooden boat enthusiasts at the shore
After the race, the traditional Finnish sauna, good food and having fun at the party tent is a must. In addition, all other services of Suomenlinna fortress island will be available. An evening party with dancing and many bands will start straight after the sauna experience and the prize award ceremony.
Guests without boats are warmly welcome!
Everybody interested in wooden sailboats and meeting wooden boat sailors is welcome to the Suomenlinna Yacht Club (SuPS) marina at Varvilahti shore. The restaurant tent will serve local food and drinks all day long. Entry to the evening party with a great show ending in a dance is free.
Sign in the competition as of the 13th May!
“The most fun and galant sailing competition in Finland!”