Today, 9th of July, Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, will participate in the second race of the Moonsund Regatta. | 09 Jul 18, piret.salmistu

This year the Moonsund Regatta is a celebratory one. Besides being dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, it will also mark the 90 years of the Estonian Yachting Union and 70 years of Kalev Yacht Club.

“This year the regatta is bigger and more festive. There is more going on in the harbours and the celebratory program is extensive,” commented Rene Allik, regatta director. “We are going to celebrate three important jubilees and we are very honoured that for the very first time the President of the Republic Estonia will join us.”

President Kersti Kaljulaid will sail on board of Forte and race the Eesti Meedia Tallinna circle – Kakumäe leg. She will also participate in the maritime festivities in Haven Kakumäe and deliver an address.

The 61st Moonsund Regatta, 7-14 July, will visit five harbours on its way from Kalev Yacht Club in Tallinn to Pärnu. It can boast 109 yachts and 700 sailors from five countries.

The list of participants can be found here

The entire regatta will be broadcast live over the Internet as all boats will have GPS-tracking devices. The regatta news – live stream, tracking, harbour fun, interviews with sailors, results, photos, and much more will be available in Postimees online.


8th of July at 14.00 – Race 1, ProMarine Tallinn KJK short circle
9th of July at 11.00 – Race 2, Eesti Meedia Tallinn circle – Kakumäe
10th of July 10.00 – Race 3, Olybet Kakumäe – Kärdla  
11th of July 12.00 – Race 4, Hiiu county Kärdla circle
12th of July 10.00 – Race 5, Loodus Invest Kärdla – Kihnu
13th of July 12.00 – Race 6, Dermoshop/Confido Kihnu – Pärnu  
14th of July 10.00 – Race 7, Sportland/HH Pärnu short circle
* The first sound signal for the race

The Moonsund Regatta Estonia 100 maritime festivities in four marinas are as follows:
· 7th of July - Estonia 100 maritime festivities and regatta opening in Kalev Yacht Club
· 9th of July - Estonia 100 maritime festivities in Haven Kakumäe
· 11th of July – Estonia 100 maritime festivities  in Kärdla harbour, Hiiumaa
· 13th – 14th of July – Estonia 100 maritime festivities in Pärnu Yacht Club, Pärnu

Estonia 100 centenary information:

A. Le Coq Moonsund Regatta is organised by Kalev Yacht Club and Pärnu Yacht Club together with the Estonia 100 committee and the Estonian Yachting Union.

Sponsors of the Moonsund Regatta are: A. Le Coq, Postimees/Eesti Meedia, Helly Hansen/Sportland, DSV, Volvo Trucks Estonia, Amserv/Toyota, Alexela, Pro Marine, Dermoshop, Confido, Loodus Invest, OlyBet, Rahva Raamat, Haven Kakumäe, Search and Rescue Estonia, the City of Pärnu, Hiiu County.