A. Le Coq 61st Moonsund Regatta sets sail today | 07 Jul 18, piret.salmistu

The  A. Le Coq 61st Moonsund Regatta proudly begins today, highlighting Kalev Yacht Club’s 70th birthday, Estonian Yachting Union’s 90th anniversary, and the centenary of the Republic of Estonia (Estonia 100) during the week of upcoming races.  

“The Moonsund Regatta and the Estonia 100 maritime celebrations expand our centenary to the seas”, commented Tiit Pruuli, member of the Steering Group of Estonia 100. “In this year of many jubilees, the circle of people embraced by the celebrations will be much wider than usual because this year all four marinas hold Estonia 100 maritime festivities and on top of the races there will be a leisure fleet participating too”.

Egon Elstein, President of the Yachting Union calls attention to the three jubilees: Estonia 100, Yachting Union 90 and Kalev Yacht Club 70. “On the 7th of July 109 yachts with 700 crew members from five countries – Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia – kick off seven days of high-spirited competitions. However, many more people can hop on board thanks to the leisure fleet and the festivities that are open to all fans.“

The list of participating teams can be found here:  http://muhuvain.ee/regatt2018/osavotjad

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

The regatta will sail from Tallinn to Pärnu through Haven Kakumäe, Kärdla and Kihnu.


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

On Saturday, 14th of July, the award ceremony for the winners in classes ORC 1, ORC 2, ESTLYS 1-3 and the Estonian champions for Folkboot and ORC smaller boats will be hosted by Pärnu Yacht Club.  

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.

One very important service will be provided by Volvo Trucks Estonia in cooperation with DSV – both sailors and organisers can transport their gear from harbour to harbour.

Races and all on-water activities and work are coordinated by PRO Andres Talts and his team. Upcoming problems and protests will be solved by Gonzalo Heredia from Argentina, chair of the protest committee. Yachts are measured and checked by Arvet Tetsmann’s team and the race office is run by Külli Martinson. The regatta will be overseen and run by Renè Allik (Kalev YC) and Raiko Lehtsalu (Pärnu YC). Entertainment and harbour activities are managed by Andreas Lukin; communication; media and information are overseen by Kaido Kahar and Piret Salmistu. Marketing manager is Anneli Lepp.

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, Hiiu Municipality.

Regatta and Estonia 100 maritime festivities: http://muhuvain.ee/regatt2018/uritused
Regatta website: www.muhuvain.ee 
The Regatta in Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/muhuvainaregatt/

Estonia 100 centenary information: www.EV100.ee
Live streaming  – www.postimees.ee 
GPS tracking  - https://purjetamine.postimees.ee/ and http://www.sportrec.eu/?page_id=671 
Gallery and videos of the regatta – Postimees online regatta section.

Additional information

Renè Allik
regatta director
E-mail: rene@kjk.ee
Phone: +372 523 3308

Raiko Lehtsalu
Pärnu Yacht club
E-mail: Raiko.Lehtsalu@yacht club.ee
Phone: +372 508 8493
www.yacht club.ee

Stina Pley
Estonia 100 team

E-mail: stina.pley@riigikantselei.ee
Phone: +372 5690 0642

Ott Kallas
Secretary General, Estonian Yachting Union
Phone: +372 564 3914
E-mail: ott@puri.ee

Kaidor Kahar
Media manager
 A. Le Coq 61st Moonsund Regatta
Phone: +372 528 8198
E-mail: kaidor.kahar@gmail.com

Piret Salmistu
information manager

A. Le Coq 61st Moonsund Regatta
Phone: +372 507 7217
E-mail: piret.salmistu@gmail.com