The biggest sailing event got on its way today in Kärdla | 14 Jul 19, piret.salmistu

Almost 750 sailors on 130 yachts will set sail on Sunday. The seven days of races will take them to Kärdla, Haapsalu, Kuivastu, Roomassaare and Pärnu. The week full of races will also determine the Estonian Offshore champions in classes CDL £ 8 and Folkboot.

This is the oldest regatta in Estonia, taking place for the 62nd time already. The teams are from four different countries – Finland, Latvia, Russia and Estonia. The winners will be awarded on July 20 in Pärnu Yacht Club.

Summery start in Kärdla

The long day of preparations was concluded by Hiiu county governor Reili Rand, who expressed hope the regatta would start in Hiiumaa also in the future and bring more young people to sailing.

The traditional entertainment program and award ceremonies will be open to everyone during the entire regatta. The detailed program can be found at


Sunday, July 14, at 12.00* - PRO MARINE TRADE Kärdla - Haapsalu leg
Monday, July 15, at 11.00* - LOODUSINVEST Haapsalu - Kuivastu leg
Tuesday, July 16, at 10.00* - HEIMON KALA Kuivastu - Roomassaare leg

Wednesday, July 17, at 11.00* - HIIUMAA SADAMAD Abruka circle
Thursday, July 18, at 10.00* - SANTA MARIA Roomassaare - Abruka circle
Friday, July 19, at 12.00* - SILMALASER-ESSILOR Pärnu short circle

Saturday, July 20, at 10.00* - ALTER MARINE Pärnu circle
* The first sound signal for the race


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President Kersti Kaljulaid in Roomassaare at the launch of the Bellingshausen expedition

July 17 will be especially festive. The President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and the squadron of Moonsund regatta boats will send the S/Y Admiral Bellingshausen to her expedition to Antarctica.
The manager of the Antarctica expedition, Tiit Pruuli: “This voyage is to celebrate the discovery of the icy continent in January 1820 by Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who was born Saaremaa. The yacht is sailing under the flag of Saaremaa Merispordiselts (Saaremaa Maritime Sports Society) and serves several purposes: to tell the story of Bellingshausen’s the historic voyage, to introduce Estonia, to promote sailing and maritime affairs and to talk about the health of the oceans and global warming”.

After waving them off the first race around the island of Abruka will commence.

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A. Le Coq Moonsund Regatta is organized by Kalev Yacht Club and Pärnu Yacht Club in cooperation with the Estonian Yachting Union.

Sponsors of the Moonsund Regatta are: A. Le Coq, Pro Marine Trade, Haapsalu municipality, LoodusInvest, PR Foods/Heimon Kala, Hiiumaa Sadamad, Santa Maria, Silmalaser, Essilor, Alter Marine, M.V Wool, Rahva Raamat, Alexela, Sportland / Helly Hansen, DSV, Volvo, Amserv, Hiiumaa rural municipality government, Muhu rural municipality government, Saaremaa rural municipality government and Pärnu municipality.

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Gallery and videos of the regatta – Postimees online Regatta.