Regatta website
Regatta facebook  

Snipe Europeans 2018 

Hosting yacht club BSF
Main Regatta contact

Club secretary
Mari Sävelä-Karttunen

mobile: +358 44 733 6336

Hosting yacht club BSF

Principal Race Officer
Ben Karlemo


SCIRA Finland

National Secretary
Reino Suonsilta

phone: +358 400 451 839 



Accommodation | Recommended hotels 

The organizers lodging partners are SPA Hotel Yyterin Kylpylähotelli and Sokos Hotel Vaakuna. SPA hotel is located in Yyteri Regatta Center and Sokos hotel in the city center of Pori. 

In addition to SPA Yyterin Kylpylähotelli offers restaurants, bar, café, hotel rooms, villas and rental services just 50 m from the Race Office. Whereas Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located in the city of Pori offering the city center activities and services.    

Virkistyshotelli Yyteri

Address: Sipintie 1, FI-28840 PORI



phone: +358 2 6285300

Distance to regatta center 50 m


Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Address: Gallen-Kallelankatu 7, FI-28100 PORI
phone: +358 29 004 2001
Location at the city center of Pori. Distance to regatta center 20 km. 

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Accommodation | alternative offering 

Other lodging services in the regatta area are camping and cottage village. Another cottage village is located 5 km from from the regatta center. Additionally there are several accommodation opportunities in the city of Pori, distance 20 km.  

Yyteri Resort and Camping

Address: YYterinsantojentie 1, 28840 Pori


phone: +358 20 7199 773

distance to regatta center 500m



Yyteri Beach lomakeskus

Another village can be found close by

walking distance 2 km, by car 5 km

Address: Hiekkarannantie 189, 28800 Pori



phone: +358 2 6244 188


distance: 2 km by walk, 5 km by car


Charter Boats

Due to the limited number of local rental boats the regatta organization (Kai Saarhelo) has agreed with the following builders that they can bring some rental boats to the Europeans. In this case the competitor makes a direct contract with the builder.  

DB Marine






The list of the Finnish charter boats will be published later.



Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of 500 000 € for personal and 250 000 € for material damages per incident or the equivalent.


Measurements and Equipment inspection  

Please read carefully position 6 in the NOR.

The measurements and markings in competitors home countries
..All boats shall produce a valid Equipment Inspection Sheet (EIS) and equipment marked with stickers according to Measurement Instructions as described on the official regatta website. . Instructions for the EIS will be published soon on the official regatta web site at Notice Board.
In case that the EIS measurements are done by the Race Committee in Pori, a fee of 200 € will be charged, except if a measurer is not appointed in the home country then no fee will be charged.

In-house Measurements
More info about In-House Measurements here.


Shopping Services

Grocery stores:
* in Kaanaa: K-market, address Juhanintie 1, Pori, distance 1 km.
* in Pihlava: K-market, address Kiviaidantie 11, Pori, distance 6 km.

Bank automat:
in Pihlava: address Harry Gullichsenintie 1, distance 6 km

in Pihlava: address Pihlavan kirkkotie 1, distance 6 km  

Training before Europeans regatta week

The racing waters and harbors at Yacht Club and Yyteri Beach are open for competitors also before the regatta week. Anyhow, before Regatta week it is recommended to use the yacht club harbor (address Kallontie, Pori) instead of Yyteri Regatta Center due to some traffic and build up of race center.

* Pre-regatta | 71st Open Finnish Nationals | Airiston Regatta | Aug 10-12 | Turku

Are you interested in staying in Finland a bit longer? One opportunity is to participate Open Finnish Nationals in city of Turku.
SCIRA Finland and hosting club TPS in conjunction with other local yacht clubs ASS, TTPS, NPS and GK invite you to 71st Open Finnish Nationals. T
he event is called Airiston regatta and it is annually repeated multi-boat regatta in the beautiful city of Turku, ex-capital of Finland during 1809-1812. More info: visit Turku.     
Address: Pursiseuranranta 30, 20100 TURKU. Link to English NOR:   


Travelling | Transport to Pori

Finland and city of Pori are easy to reach by car, flight and rail. 

* By car and ferry  

The most of the sailors will arrive to the Europeans with a car and a trailer. The proposed ferry harbors are Turku and Naantali close to Turku or Helsinki. In this case you need across the Gulf of Bothnia from Sweden, the Baltic Sea from Germany or the Gulf of Finland from Estonia. The ferry companies are Tallinksilja, Viking Line and Finnlines

- The most popular ferry connection: Stockholm (SWE) to Turku (FIN)
- The cheapest: Tallinn (EST) - Helsinki or Kapelskärr (SWE) - Naantali (FIN)  
- The most expensive and most convenient from Central Europe: Travemünde - Helsinki

* By flight

Pori airport offers some connections to Helsinki and Stockholm.
Address of airport: Lentoasemantie 1, 28500 PORI

* By rail

Pori can be reached also by railway. Connections from Helsinki airport via Tampere.   

* By Sea container

It is also possible to bring your boat to Europeans in a sea container. Port of Pori is located just 4 km from the Regatta center in Yyteri. The container can be stored during the regatta in the harbor of the yacht club BSF, just 500 m from the container harbor.  Website:

The boats can be trailered to Yyteri Regatta Center. Contact:


Transport in Pori - by bus or taxi

Bus connections to the city of Pori can be found in front of the SPA hotel Yyterin Kylpylähotelli. Area offers also good paths for bicycling.

Address of bus station in Pori: Asema-aukio, 28100 Pori.
Railway station in the city of Pori, address:  Asema-aukio, 28100 Pori.

Contact taxi: phone +358 600 30033





More info coming soon

Coach information

More info coming soon

Spectator boat

More info coming soon


Regatta Center

Regatta center consist of Race Office with info desk, Boat park, Car and trailer park, Measurement office, Boat and Sail Services, Accommodation services including hotel, cabins, camping for tents and campers 


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Finland has a unique location as one of the five Nordic countries. Long winter season with snow covered surfaces as well as short but intensive summer season with white night fun when sun hardly goes down, have shaped the mind of the Finns. Finland has been recently ranked the top ten country in many international studies such as "Happiest country in the World" by UN, "most secure and safe", "one of the best schooling and health care systems". Some to mention.

Links: More reasons to visit Finland can be found in Official Travel Guide of Finland.   

Yyteri Beach and nearby area

The Regatta Center has been located in Yyteri, which is a unique nature area with 5 km long sandy beach, the longest in Nordic region. According to Yyteri offers many attractions such as nature paths, Adventure park for kids and child-minded adults, climbing to bird towers to follow the early spring and late autumn bird migrations, not to forget numerous summer activities as golf courses, beach volley, tennis, horse riding, windsurfing, jogging, nature trails, cycling and swimming either in sea, sandpits or in spa. The British newspaper Guardian ranked Yyteri among the top ten beaches in Europe for families with powder-soft sand backed dunes and pine forest.

You never know about Finnish summer climate but in EC2006 regatta the participants hardly needed long trousers during the regatta week. We expect the water temperature to be close to 20 degrees. Close-by accommodation services include camping area for tents, caravans and cottages, from brand new luxorious all-season villas to quite modest ones.

So-called Meri-Pori (Sea-Pori) area with Yyteri, Kaanaa, Mäntyluoto, Reposaari and Pihlava offer travellers different type of services and unique experiences at proximity of the sea.


* City of Pori
* Yyteri area
* Official Travel Guide Finland