Baltic Offshore Week 2024 in Tallinn

Baltic Offshore Week (BOW), within which the champions of the Estonian and Finnish offshore sailing ORC classes are determined, has been held more or less alternately on the northern and southern shores of the Gulf of Finland since 2008. This year’s regatta is organized by Kalev Yacht Club in cooperation with the Finnish Offshore Sailing Association and the Estonian Yachting Union. The Official Notice Board and Registration are in Manage2Sail.

Preliminary program:
Thursday 13th June
16:00-20:00 Registration + measurement checks

Friday 14th June
8:00-9:30 Registration
10:00 Skippers Meeting
12:00 First Warning Signal – up to 4 inshore races (w/l)

Saturday, 15th June
Offshore Race

Sunday, 16th June
Up to 3 Inshore Races

Races may be re-scheduled if required by weather forecast.
On Sunday June 16, 2024 last warning signal no later than 15:00.

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Baltic Offshore Week 2023 final day & full results

What a weekend behind for the Baltic Offshore Week 2023 sailors!

The weekend offered the fleet a mixture of no wind / light wind / heavy wind:-)

Especially the final day offered the fleet a fantastic weather in blasting downwind in over 20 knots of wind. Check out the extensive picture achive from both FB and IG

Top three boats in each class,
1. Mercedes-Benz, FIN69996, GP42, Jani Lehti
2. Shadown, EST113, J-112E, Harles Liiv
3. Olympic, EST463, X-41 mod, Tiit Vihul

1. Katariina II, EST646, Arcona 340, Alvar Tuulberg
2. Sugar, EST774, Italia9.98, Sandro Montefusco
3. Team Pro4u, SWE88, First 36.7 Mod, Patrik Forsgren

1. Penelope, FIN10605, First 31.7, Perttu Rรถnkkรถ
2. Thetis, FIN10605, First 31.7. Perttu Monthan

Hello Helsinki & Baltic Offshore Week 2023

The upcoming is just around the corner and heat is building up, both on the land and on waters ๐Ÿ™‚

Competing boats – please read these 5 points before coming the harbour:

On arrival please dock your boat according to the harbor plan as per Manage2Sail. Your designated place is the same the entire weekend

Please note that the dock boxes shall NOT be straight on the main pontoon. They must be on the side pontoons

You have to register the boat to the harbour masters office / cafeteria and after that you’ll get two(2) badges per boat to the gates and sauna

Race office open for registration:
Thursday 15.5. from 5pm to 8pm
Friday 16.6. from 8am to 10am

Skippers meeting on 16.6. at 10am outside race office

After the first day (=Friday 16th) of racing all boats SHALL bring their trackers for charging. Deadline is inside protest time.

And all boats shall come and get back the tracker on Saturday ( = 17th) morning

See you all at the harbour!

Welcome to BOW 2023, Helsinki Finland

The 2023 edition of Baltic Offshore Week will be held in Finland. Base harbour will be MarinaBay Helsinki, see
Each competing boat shall have their own designated place from Thursday to Sunday.

Preliminary program:
Thursday 15th June: Registration + after sail (updated 5th March)

Friday 16th June: Registration, racing + after sail

Saturday 17th June: Racing + after sail

Sunday 18th June: Racing + prize giving

Olympic EST463 and Team Pro4U SWE88 are the winners of the BOW2022

ย The results of three more inshore races were added to the final score of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022 today, making it total of 8 races completed. Great sunny day with westerly winds building up to 15 m/s with gusts and waves on Tallinn bay wasn’t the easiest to all teams, but the majority were fighting out there until the last finish.

However, it wasn’t necessary for two boats, who secured the victory of the championship with the first today’s inshore races sailed and the second discard coming into play.

๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ (X-41 mod) EST463 with Tiit Vihul at the helm ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ (X-41 mod) EST463 with Tiit Vihul at the helm ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

We are talking about the team ๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ (X-41 mod) EST463 with Tiit Vihul at the helm in Class A and ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ (First 36,7 Mod) SWE88 steered by Patrik Forsgren in Class B.

Scoring second and first in today’s races, team ๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ was using their possibility to secure the title with a race to spare and not to sail the last race, while ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ was using a chance to race in that final race, to learn, practice and sail against the strongest ORC fleet in the Northern Europe, and to have their victory moment when crossing the finish line for the last time at the Baltic Offshore Week 2022.

“We are very happy to win Baltic Offshore Week for the third time,” said the helmsman of Olympic, Tiit Vihul, “but this time it was different because we have got to know our boat and its trim better with this race, and after ten years of sailing we are really finally figured out how to achieve great speed. If last year we were more or less equal to our competitors’ X-41 yachts, this time a little faster. So it is very good to move on from that base! The team did a very good job and made no tactical or technical mistakes, and it seems to me that we learned more this weekend than in the previous ten years. Strong winds are very suitable for us and contributed well to the speed of the boat. Today’s competition was of the highest level competition after last year’s World Championships, because most of the boats competing in our group were in the top ten at the World Championships. “

Video interview with Tiit Vihul

Both teams had a superior victory since ๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ kept in their final scoreline 4 bullets and two second places, while ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ discarded two seconds and their final score consisted from 6 bullets only. Excellent performance from both teams!!

“It was a very good and useful regatta for us with a lot of race practice in a lot of wind, especially today when we raced in around 25 knots gives a lot of new learnings and experiences,” said Peter Thorwid,ย Tactician of Pro4U.

Team member Emil Forsgren added that sailing here against so many strong Estonian boats is especially important for them. “It is good for us to compare how our home rides and settings this season have developed, competing here in the fierce competition. We have a couple of new team members, and for them it was a great training and an opportunity to learn from unusual conditions.โ€ Main trimmerย Sven Eriksson added that the waves here are different from what they are used to in Sweden, but it is especially good for training and attention to detail.

“We want to thank the Estonian hosts for an excellent regatta and everything around the races such as courses, results, information has been excellent. We hope that we will be able to come back to BOW another year,” said Team Pro4U.

Interview with Emil Forsgren and Sven Eriksson

๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ (First 36,7 Mod) of Patrik Forsgren - ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ (First 36,7 Mod) of Patrik Forsgren – ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

At the same time the battle for the second and third final podium places was fierce in both classes.

In Class A, the winner of yesterday’s offshore race, Juss Ojala’s ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™– 4 (J-112E) scored 1-2-1 today โ€“ the best score of Class A โ€“ and jumped from the yesterday’s fourth to the second. The battle was fierce for completing the podium. ๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข (X-41 mod) of Tanel Tamm, who was the second before the final day, scored 6-3-4, while ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š (X-41) with Jaak Jรตgi at the helm, being third in the morning, scored 3-5-2 today and outperformed ๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข by 0.4 points in the final score to complete the A class podium.

A class podium of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022 ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

A class podium of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022 ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

In class B Aivar Tuulbergโ€™s ๐™†๐™–๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™„๐™„ (Arcona 340) kept his second place on the podium scoring 8-3-2 today, despite of having some technical problems in today’s races. ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™– ๐™Ž๐™ (First 36.7 Mod) of Margus Zuravljov had a great day today scoring 2-1-4 and while their main competitor for the third place was ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค (Italia 9.98) with Erki Melts at the helm, who scored 4-6-2 today, ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™– ๐™Ž๐™ managed to jump to the final step of the podium instead of ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค.

B class podium of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022 ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

B class podium of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022 ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

With that being said, the following teams and crews were on the podium at the BALTIC OFFSHORE WEEK 2022 winning 2022 ORC Estonian and Finnish Championship titles, silver and bronze medals in Tallinn.

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐™Š๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜ – EST 463 – 8.8 pts
Skipper: Tiit Vihul, Raul Vane, Ivo Kais, Indrek Ulla, Aivar Kaljumรคe, Meelis Pielberg, Tanel Trรถรถp, Tarmo Vesberg, Marko Manni, Raul Eesmรคe, Raul Vinnal
๐Ÿฅˆ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™– 4 – EST 112 – 13.4 pts
Skipper: Juss Ojala, Joachim Aschenbrenner, Arne Veske, Marek Harjak, Christopher Juul, Erki Teras, Robin Juul, Meinar Mรคesalu, Marko Seier
๐Ÿฅ‰ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š โ€“ EST 475 – 19.2 pts
Skipper: Jaak Jรตgi, Marko Nรผรผd, Indrek Rajangu, Meelis Nurk, Kalev Vapper, Martin Kaal, Tammo Otsasoo, Ando Raud, Marti Hรครคl, Kalev Kaal, Veiko Nรผรผd

Baltic Offshore Week 2022 - A class results

Baltic Offshore Week 2022 – A class results


๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ข ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค4๐™ SWE 88 – 6.4 pts
Skipper: Patrik Forsgren, Anders Bjรถrk, Peter Thorwid, Sven Eriksson, Emil Forsgren, Krafft Zacharias, Emil Alnebeck, Pontus Dahl, Per Joakim Hoppe
๐Ÿฅˆ ๐™†๐™–๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™„๐™„ EST 646 – 15.8 pts
Skipper: Aivar Tuulberg, Karl-Hannes Tagu, Lorenzo Bodini, Henri Tauts, Jaan Akermann, Peter Saraskin, August Luure, Peeter Kaju, Karl Kolk
๐Ÿฅ‰ ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™– ๐™Ž๐™ EST 379 – 18.2 pts
Skipper: Margus Zuravljov, Rene Maajรคrv, Martti Kinkar, Margus Nรตmmik, Olari Vokk, Lauri Luks, Anna Maria Sepp, Eva Jakunin

Baltic Offshore Week 2022 - B Class results

Baltic Offshore Week 2022 – B Class results

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Thank you to all competitors for participating at the Baltic Offshore Week! It was a great weekend on the water and ashore!

ORC avamerepurjetamise Eesti ja Soome meistrivรตistluste avamereetapi vรตitsid Matilda 4 ja Team Pro4U

Matilda 4 (J-112 E) of Juss Ojala - photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

Matilda 4 (J-112 E) of Juss Ojala – photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

ORC avamerepurjetamise Eesti ja Soome meistrivรตistlustel regati Baltic Offshore Week 2022 raames oli teiseks pรคevaks kavandatud pikk avameresรตit, mis tavaliselt kestab 6-10 tundi, kuid ilmastikuolusid arvestades koostas peavรตistlusjuht Madis Ausman distantsi sellele vastavalt veidi lรผhema, saates A-klassi paadid 45nM pikkusele rajale ja vรคiksematel B-klassi paatidel tuli purjetada 35nM pikkune etapp. Tรคnane sรตit oli eriti oluline, kuna punktide kordaja oli 1,4 ja seda ei saa รผldskoorist maha visata. Klasside kaupa lisasid oma skoori vรตidu Hiiumaa jaht Matilda 4 A-klassis ja B-klassis Team Pro4U Rootsist.

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Team Pro4U (First 36,7 Mod) of Patrik Forsgren - photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

Team Pro4U (First 36,7 Mod) of Patrik Forsgren – photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

Matilda 4 and Team Pro4U are the winners of the BOW2022 Offshore Race

A long offshore race has been scheduled for the second day of the Baltic Offshore Week 2022, but considering the weather conditions, PRO Madis Ausman composed the distance accordingly sending the boats of A class to the 45nM course, while smaller boats in Class B will had to sail a 35nM course.

Matilda 4 (J-112 E) of Juss Ojala - photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

Matilda 4 (J-112 E) of Juss Ojala – photo ยฉ Janis Spurdzins

The start was given at 11am to round the windward mark after 1 nm where the fleet hoisted their spinnakers and headed towards Aegna island and the furthermost mark, which for both classes was Tallinn Shoal Lighthouse from where they returned towards Tallinn until Keskmadala E buoy, from where Class A made a U-turn to round Uusmadala E-buoy to prolong their course by 10nm. The rest of the rounding marks where set already on the way to Tallinn, while the last to round was Katarina Quay E before finish. The forecast was pretty accurate about the weather and estimated time of the first finishers. As it was forecast, it started to rain at 11 am and entire course was sailed in rain.
Jani Lehtiโ€™s GP 42 ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™˜๐™š๐™™๐™š๐™จ-๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฏ ๐™€๐™Œ ๐™‹๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง took the Line Honours at 16:30:19.

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