Saturday August 12, 2017
Welcome to the biggest event for wooden sailboats in Europe
Viaporin Tuoppi is an exciting race for wooden beauties and a spectacular feast for sailboat enthusiasts. You are warmly welcomed to join the race with your boat, or just enjoy the summer’s day at the unique Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.
On the sea
All nationalities are welcome to the race, which is sailed on the waters surrounding Suomenlinna on Saturday 12th of August starting at 9 am. All types, models, and sizes of mahogany sailboats will participate, from all around the Baltic Sea. To find good spots on the Suomenlinna islands and the mainland to follow the race and admire the boats, see the course map.
On the shore
A restaurant area with food, beverages, and good music will be set up by the dock at Varvilahti Bay. The food tents open at 2 pm and welcome the boat crews as well as all spectators. The venue is easily accessible, both from the ferry and water bus piers. See the Guide Map.
For the crews, a traditional Finnish sauna is available right after the race. It is a splendid way to relax after the sail, before joining the dinner and festivities at the marina.
The race is organized by Suomenlinna Yacht Club (SuPS).
Come and celebrate beautiful wooden sailboats!