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Dignified age and history of the Moonsund Regatta deserve to be preserved!
The organizers of the A. Le Coq 60th Moonsund Regatta - Kalev Yacht Club, Pärnu Yacht Club and Saaremaa Marine Sport Society have a pleasure to introduce the route and schedule of the 2017 jubilee regatta. The regatta will take place on July 7th through 15th.
What really happened to Kvartet RUS297 boat at the final leg of the A. Le Coq 59th Muhu Väina regatta? |
The footage below (click on the photo for video) from the Tallinn Bay which was recorded for the Postimees Live Stream and dates back to July 16 during the A. Le Coq 59th Muhu Väina regatta’s final leg has been living its own life in the internet and social media for a week now. This video of the Аля Кубанеццц' mast-walk was recorded from the organizers’ media boat Storm Hunter doing the Live Stream from the final inshore races of the regatta.
During one week 111 yachts
from five countries and with almost seven hundred sailors on board raced 250
miles and visited the harbors of Pärnu, Kihnu, Haapsalu, Kärdla and Kalev Yacht
Club. The last races and the award ceremony took place on July 16 in Tallinn.
The fifth leg of the A. Le Coq 59th Moonsund Regatta was Musto Kärdla – Tallinn race. Weather forecast was contradictory and many yachts decided to leave early and not participate in the fifth race. Twenty yachts bailed and only 88 yachts took part in the longest race. The promised wind did not arrive, however, and the participating sailors could enjoy both the sunset and sunrise during the long night of the race.
The fourth racing day of the A. Le Coq 59th Moonsund regatta faced its morning in Kärdla harbour. Wednesday morning was sunny and at the captains meeting a rare downwind start was announced.
The morning of the second day of the 59th A.Le Coq Moonsund Regatta in Kihnu was warm and grey. After captain's meeting the yachts embarked on a 61-74-mile and 9-11 hour leg towards Haapsalu. There are two yachts now who have managed to get on the highest position of the podium twice – Merepärl from Pärnu YC and Kadri from Saaremaa Merispordi Selts.
The festive opening of the regatta was held on the evening of July 9 in Pärnu where the sailors were greeted by minister Indrek Saar, deputy mayor Rainer Aavik, Pärnu YC commodore Väino Hallikmägi, Egon Elstein from the Yachting Union and Margus Hiet representing Saaremaa Marine Sport Association in Pärnu Yacht Club. The speeches were followed by mellow music and a long-awaited summer party leaving also time for plotting for the long regatta ahead.
The record-breaking fleet of 118 yachts with more than 700 sailors is ready to race the A. Le Coq 59th Moonsund Regatta |
The oldest and biggest regatta in Estonia – the A. Le Coq 59th Moonsund Regatta – will set sail in Pärnu on July 10. All diehard sailors have planned their summer holidays around this event and now the big moment has arrived. The regatta will sail through Kihnu, Haapsalu and Kärdla harbours and cross the finish line in Kalev Yacht club in Pirita Tallinn where the regatta joins Tallinn Maritime Days on July 15 and 16. Kalev Yacht Club will also host the prize giving ceremony and after-regatta festivities. In Tallinn fans can go abroad Katharina and cheer short circle races. Pärnu, Kärdla and Tallinn races will be streamed live as courtesy of our media partner Postimees/Eesti Meedia.
Very cool and trendy regatta gear is ready and awaiting the sailors at the HH pop-up stores in Pärnu and Tallinn! There will be a limited number of items – hurry up, dear sailors!
You can pre-order haul-out
DSV will help to make your life easier and transport your stuff from one harbour to another - the same like last year.
116 has been a record number of the Moonsund regatta so far, which dates back to 2014. Since there is still more than a month to go to the regatta, the organizers are hoping to see some more boats, and who knows, maybe even a record number of participants!
Two weeks to use this chance yet.
You'll find Notice of Race under the Documents
Seven days of the marathon offshore regatta found its festive conclusion in Pärnu on July 25. The 300 nautical miles regatta took 114 yachts and almost 700 sailors from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland from Tallinn to the final destination Pärnu Yacht Club through Kärdla, Kuivastu and Roomassaare harbours. Award ceremony was held both to the winners of the A. Le Coq 58th Moonsund regatta and the Estonian Folkboot and ORC III champions.
A. Le Coq 58. Moonsund regatta’s last but one leg – the Pärnu circle – was very different from all the previous races. The 14-16 mile race in good weather felt like a walk in the park after all previous exhausting races. However, the 10-11 m/s wind and waves made starting quite tricky. Most leaders held on to their positions but the final results will be clear, of course, only after tomorrow’s short track races.
PRESS RELEASE: A. Le Coq 58th Moonsund Regatta – from Muhu to Saaremaa in upwinds and over the rocks |
The fourth leg of the regatta was not easier for the fleet than the previous races. Decent western winds of 10-11 m/s meant sailing in the wind’s eye and also many teams had to come in more or less direct contact with “rocky terrain”. The good thing is that all those who preferred it on “the rocks” managed to be on the starting line in the morning after some minor repairs. Today the fleet is headed for Pärnu.
PRESS RELEASE: A sunny race of A.Le Coq Moonsund regatta from Kärdla to Kuivastu felt like a lottery to many |
The first two races of the regatta were really tough due to big waves, strong winds and long distances but the morning of the fourth day showed a much kinder face. Sun, relaxed atmosphere and more than 20 degrees made the Monday morning very enjoyable indeed. Just that the slight and moody winds made the third leg of the regatta a lottery for most of the sailors.
Regatta was opened at the main stage of the Tallinn Maritime Days today at 7 pm.
The 58th Moonsund Regatta is the largest offshore event in the Baltic countries and this time it is extraordinary as the regatta opens in Tallinn, on the last day of the Tallinn Maritime Days. During the coming week 660 sailors on 96 yachts from Estonia, nine yachts from Russia, five from Latvia, two from Finland and one yacht from Lithuania will establish the best in three classes and seven groups. The regatta will also ascertain the Estonian offshore champions in classes ORC III and Folkboot.
Find the RACE OFFICE of the Moonsund regatta in Seaplane Harbor where are Helly Hansen flags and shop.
Tallinn Seaplane Harbour's contact nr (24h): 5022877
VHF channel 74
Helly Hansen / Sportland Special Edition - polo shirt of the regatta now available.
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DSV in co-operation with Volvo Trucks Estonia will help to make your life easier and transport your stuff from one harbour to another.
Invite your friends to see the start of the A. Le Coq 58th Moonsund Regatta on the steamship Katharina! |
You can join the spectators' boat - steamship Katharina - on July 19 to see the start of the Moonsund regatta.
Invite your friends to see the start of the A. Le Coq 58th Moonsund Regatta on the steamship Katharina! |
Buy your ticket online today to be sure you won't miss this opportunity!
Invitation to take part!
There are lot of entertainment going on in every pit-stop of the regatta! Enjoy!
Whose last year's regatta socks are worn-out or who does not have them yet, no worries - they are also available this year. However, since the start-up package for each sailors includes new item, the socks are for sales this year.
We are happy to announce that we have a new great regatta partner - logistics company DSV, who will help to transport your belongings from one marina to another.
A co-operation contract between NGO Estonian Maritime Rescue Organization and one of the organizing clubs, Kalev Yacht Club was signed to secure Moonsund Regatta last week. The Estonian Maritime Rescue Organization was represented by Madis Rehepapp and on behalf of the Kalev Yacht Club the contract was signed by the Commodore Kalev Vapper.
Make sure to enter and pay your entry fee by May 30 to save 20 euros per person!
A brand new harbour building will be ready for the Moonsund Regatta in July 2015!
A preview of the Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship for sailors, owners, race managers and media in Pärnu YC on Friday evening, 8 May |
In preparation for the upcoming Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship, ORC in co-operation with the Estonian Yachting Union is organizing an ORC Measurement seminar in Tallinn over 9 - 10 May 2015. Read more at the ORC website
The article was published in the magazine PAAT in the first place.
Head of Hiiu Local Government was speaking about the impact of Kärdla Harbour on Hiiumaa at the Estonian Sailin Congress |
For the first time in history Estonian Sailing Congress was held on April 17 in Tallinn.
A. Le Coq 57. Moonsund Regatta celebrated its finish in Roomassaare after a week full of events. This year’s regatta welcomed the largest fleet ever – 116 yachts with the total of 730 crewmembers on board: 90 yachts from Estonia, 8 from Russia and Latvia, 6 from Lithuania and 4 Finland.
Arrival in Roomassaare, the first emotions on the finishing line and regatta tent, interviews with the teams of Forte and Tuuli, with the youngest captain Mihkel Šesterikov on s/y Maris, final prizegiving with nice speeches and the interview with PRO Andres Talts. So many great emotions! Enjoy!
Also in Roomassaare marina you'll have a chance to rent Bali powerbikes.
Shopping tours from Roomassaare marina to Selver - the buses will take you there and bring you back! Take a chance and use this shopping arrangement!
On Wednesday, July 16 from the Pärnu circle starting at 11.45!
Channal 2 was visiting Kärdla marina to interview Agnes Lill, the regatta director; Ülo Vooglaid, the winner of the 1st Moonsund regatta and Juss Ojala and Kaarel Kruusmägi - the winners of the regatta for the masters on Optimists.
TV 3 news was visiting the regatta in Kärdla marina
Day 1 in Kärdla marina and the official opening ceremony - video edited by A4 Media OÜ.
The first day of the regatta in Kärdla harbour. Arrivals, preparations, joyful get-togethers, registrations, measurements, regatta for the masters, festful moments and the opening ceremony - lots of great emotions! The party has started!
Shopping tours from Kärdla and Roomassaare marinas to Selver - the buses will take you there and bring you back! Take a chance and use this shopping arrangement!
Look what is going to happen in Pärnu during the regatta
In Kärdla and Pärnu marinas on Optimists and RS Fevas
All detailed marina plans you'll find on the website in the section RACE DOCUMENTS
The entertainment program in the marinas is more or less ready, but will be amended daily!
Have a look and invite your friends to partake in the marina events!
110 boats registered
A. Le Coq and organisers of the Moonsund Regatta - ESS Kalev Yacht Club , Pärnu Yacht Club, Saaremaa Marine Sports Society and the Estonian Yachting Union - signed a sponsorship deal that will make the biggest beverage producer the presenting sponsor of the Moonsund Regatta.
The 57th Moonsund Regatta will take place from July 12 until July 19, 2014.
Julky 20th, 2013 in Roomassaare Harbour
July 20th, 2013 in Roomassaare
July 23th, 2013
VIDEO - finish of Pärnu-Roomassaare course and arriving to Roomassaare harbour; prizegiving of the longest course and afterparty in Kuressaare Kuursaal. |
July 19th in Roomassaare - Enjoy!
Suvereporter 21.07.2013 -
Moonsund is the longest established offshore sailing event in Estonia. This year’s regatta hosted a 113-boat fleet with crews and more than 700 sailors hailing from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. The regatta set sail on July 14 in Haapsalu and proceed through the ports of Heltermaa, Kuivastu and Pärnu towards the final destination Roomassaare. The new offshore sailing champions were determined in six different races of the week-long regatta that included both shorter circles and one through-the-night offshore race. Each class raced its own courses ranging from 161 to 257 miles.
The 56. Moonsund Regatta established new offshore sailing champions in three classes: ORC, ESTLYS and Folkboot.
The 56. Moonsund Regatta established new offshore sailing champions in three classes: ORC, ESTLYS and Folkboot. |
Moonsund is the longest established offshore sailing event in Estonia. This year’s regatta hosted a 113-boat fleet with crews and more than 700 sailors hailing from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. The regatta set sail on July 14 in Haapsalu and proceed through the ports of Heltermaa, Kuivastu and Pärnu towards the final destination Roomassaare. The new offshore sailing champions were determined in six different races of the week-long regatta that included both shorter circles and one through-the-night offshore race. Each class raced its own courses ranging from 161 to 257 miles.
LNT - the largest channel in Latvia introduced Muhu Väina regatta in their Sport News on Saturday, July 20th showing their Latvia Sail Racing Team Bellatrix EST499 with Andrejs Buls' team winning the 4th place in overall in Muhu Väina regatta 2013.
The course lasting almost 14 hours on the route of 91 miles won in group ORC1 s/y Olympic Online from Dago YC with Tiit Vihul in Helm.
Video - Reporter July 19th
Watch the video about the July 18th in Pärnu
From Roomassaare marina the bus of Selver will take sailors to the Selver on Friday and Satrurday also.
Videosummary of July 17th in Pärnu
The leaders by groups are Amserv, Katarina II, Jazz, Prizrak, Tessa, La Folie and Tuuli.
Auhinnad paneb välja Tallink
See on the website page ROUTE http://www.muhuvain.ee/regatta-2013/route
Prizes from Dermoshop and Joogikuller.
The food in the night and the breakfast
Prizegiving is at 7 pm in Kuivastu harbour
Watch great gallery and videos of Heltermaa-Kuivastu course by Delfi.
Today, on July 14th at 8 pm
Moonsund Regatta, which is the third leg of the EYU Estonian Offshore Sailing Championship, takes place from July 14 until July 20. This year’s fleet is divided into three classes that include ORC, ESTLYS and Folkboot.
Registration, measurement and inspection and transport
There is available the crane with load capacity of 10 tons
Haapsalu, Heltermaa, Kuivastu, Pärnu and Roomassaare - look where to moor and etc
Provision to the boats with discount
Look what's going to happen during the regatta
Bus transfer will help the crews of yachts staying in Rohuküla harbour from there to Haapsalu and back.
SELVER makes life easier for the sailors in Haapsalu, Heltermaa and Roomassaare
Prizegiving ceremony, galadinner and the official afterparty!
2 months to the 56th Moonsund Regatta
The 56th Moonsund Regatta, the longest-running offshore competition in Estonia, which is also the Estonian Offshore Championships for ORC, ESTLYS and Folkboot as well as the third stage of the Estonian Offshore Cup of the Estonian Yachting Union, will take place from 13-20 July. The Regatta will take place on the route Haapsalu-Heltermaa-Kuivastu-Pärnu-Roomassaare.
First time on the air on September 22, 2012
Now available at the website
The Moonsund Regatta that witnessed the largest number of participants, which was also the third regatta of EYU’s Estonian Offshore Sailing Cup, established the Estonian champions in ORC, ESTLYS and Nordic Folkboat classes. During one week from July 8th to 14th 115 yachts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia raced from Pärnu, through Kuivastu, Heltermaa and Haapsalu harbours to Tallinn. The yachts, from the smallest to the largest raced 181 to 291 nautical miles. The winners of the regatta were awarded at the main stage of the Tallinn Maritime Days on Saturday.
Oon Saturday, July 14th
PRESS RELEASE: Over 100 Yachts with 700 People on Board to Start at the 55th Moonsund Regatta on Sunday |
The Moonsund Regatta is the longest running offshore competition in Estonia that this year will be organised for the 55th time. The Moonsund Regatta, which is also the third regatta of the Estonian Offshore Sailing Cup, will establish the Estonian champions in ORC, ESTLYS and Nordic Folkboat classes. 106 yachts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia with nearly 700 yachtsmen on board – this will be a regatta with one of the largest number of participants ever held in Estonia. There will be a record number of yachts of the Nordic Folkboat class (12), which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. The Regatta will start in Pärnu on Sunday, 8 July, will make stops in Kuivastu, Heltermaa and Haapsalu harbours and will in the end arrive at Tallinn where the final celebration of the Regratta will be held on Saturday, 14 July on the main stage of the Tallinn Maritime Days next to the Admiralty Basin of the Old City Harbour.
The third stage of the Estonian Offshore Cup – the 54th Moonsund Regatta ended on the 17th of July in Tallinn. The Regatta with the highest number of participants since Estonia regained independence, saw nearly 700 yachtsmen on 109 yachts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia pass the route Pärnu-Roomassaare-Virtsu-Heltermaa-Tallinn. This year the Regatta ended in the European Capital of Culture Tallinn, giving additional sparkle to the finale of the Tallinn Maritime Days. The last or the seventh stage of the Regatta, the Tallinn round was raced on Sunday.
The 54th Moonsund Regatta, which will also be the Estonian Open Offshore Sailing Championship and the third stage in the EYU Offshore Sailing Estonian Cup, will be held on 11-17 July 2011.
PRESS RELEASE: Estonian Open Offshore Championship and X-41 Class Championship at the Moonsund (Muhu Väina) Regatta 2010 |
Saturday, 17 July, the third stage of the Offshore Sailing Estonian Cup came to its finish. The 53rd Muhu Väina Regatta with nearly 600 participants on 89 yachts, which is also the record since regaining of independence, from five countries covered a distance of 200 nautical miles on the route Pärnu-Roomassaare-Virtsu-Dirhami in six days. The Muhu Väina Regatta was also a competition to find out Estonian champions in offshore racing and in class X-41. The keywords of the Regatta were an excellently warm summer weather and lack of wind.