Baltic Cruise from Estonia
Sat 11 – Sat 18 August 2018
About The Cruise
Sundowners’ mid-summer sailing trip is our ‘Baltic Cruise From Estonia’. We will start from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which is on the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland. From there we will sail across the Baltic to The Helsinki Archipelago, which has 330 islands for us to explore. Some good passages and short hops are in store for us.
Flying in to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport it is a very short 20 minute cab ride to the marina where we pick up our boats. The marina has the stunning backdrop of Tallinn’s old quarter with it’s red rooves and colourful walls.
Visitors from all over the world drop around to admire the beauty of Tallinn, the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture.
Wandering around the the original cobblestone streets you can find Medieval churches and grandiose merchant houses. You will discover barns and warehouses many of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Weather permitting it is a day’s sail to Helsinki – the capital of Finland. Helsinki has much to offer including another UNESCO heritage site the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. The fortress dates back to 1748. Originally owned by the Swedish until the Russian rule in 1808. Finally in 1918 it came under Finnish rule due to Finland gaining independence.
The Helsinki Archipelago
There are thousands of islands here providing a unique sailing experience. The archipelago has many islands that are open to visitors such as Kaunissaari which is one of the furthest from the city. The island is known for its long beaches and also it’s rich fishing grounds. In addition the diversity of flora and fauna is also impressive with both visitors and locals heading to the island to enjoy them. Pihlajasaari Island is famous for it colourful beach changing huts and are a must see when visiting the island. Island restaurants are a vital part of Helsinki’s unique restaurant culture where the backdrop of the islands and seas provide an idyllic summer dining experience while watching the sun go down.
The July/August weather, the peak months in summer, means you will be able to enjoy an afternoon temperature of around 22°C, with a nighttime temperature of about 12°C. It should be very pleasant sailing weather with an average of 10 knot winds.
Important Trip Information
Embarkation: 1700 on Sat 11 August 2018
Arrival Back in Tallinn: 1700 on Fri 17 August 2018
Disembarkation: 0900 on Sat 18 August 2018
The member price of the trip for the yacht charter is £450.
Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, water, mooring fees, dinghy & outboard, end cleaning and any personal expenditure.
The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply. Full details can be found here but in summary:
- Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
- If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
- If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
- You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.
The full cost of the deposit is 2000 Euros per boat.
Return flights to Tallinn are available from London for approx £100 – £130
Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.
|Mid Payment||12 January 2018||£200|
|Final Payment||1 May 2018||£150|
This event is fully booked.