Näsijärvi Sailing Club and it´s 900 members invite you to participate in the 2.4 mR class World Championships on Lake Näsijärvi in 2023. Näsijärvi Sailing Club is an experienced race organizer and hosted the 2.4 mR Worlds in 1998with 104 boats on the starting line. With docks for more than 400 boats the club has the facilities to dock 2.4 mR boats and very well working docks for sailors in wheelchair with easy access to the boat.
Lake Näsijärvi is over 100 kilometer long with an open bay right next to the sailing club. It takes only 15 minutes to sail out to the middle of the racecourse. Water is about 20 degrees Celsius in late July and the weather is mostly fine but can also be rough so full sailing gear is recommended.
Tampere has got its own Airport. There are few destinations in Europe where you can have a direct flight to Tampere. Two biggest ones are London Stansted – United Kingdom and Amsterdam -Netherlands. You should look the Amsterdam connection if you are doing the Para World event Hague after the Worlds. Most convenient way to arrive by air is to fly to Helsinki the capital of Finland. Finland has got very good public transport system so getting a train from Helsinki to Tampere is a no brainer. There is only one train change to get to Tampere. You can look up the the train prices from www.vr.fi. Choose Helsinki-Vantaa airport and then Tampere main railway station.
Ferry between Travemunde (GER) – Helsinki (FIN)
Ferry between Kapelskar (SWE) – Naantali (FIN)
Ferry between Travemunde (GER) – Trelleborg (SWE)
Ferry between Puttgarden (GER) – Roedby (DEN)
Ferry between Helsingoer (DEN) – Helsingborg (SWE)
Trains in Finland
Blue route: Travemunde – Helsinki – Tampere
If you have already been driving trough the Europe and feel that it’s enough driving for you, this is then the route to go. You jump to Finnlines ferry from Travemunde and find yourself 29 hours later from Helsinki. Don’t forget to order the meal packages on ferry. Blue route is the most relaxed way to get to Finland from Europe, but also probably the most expensive.
Green Route: Travemunde – Trelleborg – Stockholm – Turku – Tampere
This route is for you if you are travelling with family. Try to catch the TT-line ferry from Travemunde to Trelleborg in the evening, so you can spend the whole night sleeping on a ferry. The next day will be a driving day to Stockholm. From Stockholm there you have a really nice cruise ships where you have fun activity for all family members. Just to mention you will find spa, evening shows, fine dining, casino etc. on these ships. There are two cruise lines operating between Stockholm and Turku, Viking Line and Tallink Silja. Nice about this route (and the blue route as well) is that you don’t have to worry about booking any additional hotel rooms since you spend both nights on a ferry making your way.
Yellow route: Puttgarden – Roedby – Helsingoer – Helsingborg – Kapelskar – Naantali – Tampere
This route is if you are on a budget. It includes three different ferry rides. First one is between Puttgarden and Roedby. Couple hours later you find your self from Helsingoer – Helsingborg ferry. Last ferry is with Finnlines from Kapelskar to Naantali. Finnlines will have brand new boat called Finnsirius operating between these two cities in 2023 summer.
Remember to book all the ferries well in advance since July and August are the hottest holiday season in Finland.