The Charles Heidsieck Champagne Regatta will be hosted by Helsingfors Segelsällskap (HSS) on the island of Liuskasaari (Skifferholm in Swedish). The regatta takes place from Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th. The Champagne Regatta is one of the major classic boat events in Finland, and it has been organized since 2010.

The regatta is open to classic boats in handicap and one-design classes. For the Dragons, sharks, 6 metre and 8 metre classes  the Champagne Regatta is part of their ranking series. For the Int 5m the Champagne regatta is open class championship.

The Regatta will host the Open Finnish Nationals for the Nordic Folkboat class. The Folkboat Nationals will start on Friday, August 5th. Other classes start their races on Saturday, August 6th. There will be two races per day. The first race will start at 11.00 every day.  Participating boats will berth at the HSS.


The race course is right in front of the HSS clubhouse, between the HSS (Skifferholmen) and Pihlajasaari. The HSS Boathouse Restaurant terrace and the rocks nearby offer a perfect place from which to watch the races. The HSS Boathouse restaurant is also worth looking at from inside. It was designed by architect Runar Finnilä and the art works inside the restaurant are from the HSS members Björn Landström and Michael Schilkin.

A ferry shuttle runs to the HSS from the mainland (see map). The HSS welcomes everyone to come to the island to follow the racing, watch beautiful classic boats and to enjoy Skifferholmen. There is a bathing beach on the adjacent (connected) island.

Ferry Timetable

08.00 – 11.55
Town side: 00 / 30
Isleside: 25 / 55

12.00 – 23.00 ***
Town side: 00 / 20 / 40
Isleside:15 / 35 / 55

A ferry to the island runs every day.

*** Until the restaurants close, at the latest 00.55.

The ferryboat operates via restaurant Skiffer.

During rush hours the ferryboat operates extra trips between the townside and restaurant Skiffer.

Price 6 eur. (adults > 16 years old)

Event Program

The main social event, The Champagne Regatta Dinner, is held on Saturday, August 6th at the HSS Clubhouse at 7 p.m. Dinner should be booked by using the entry form. There will be 180 places in the restaurant and seating arrangements will be made before the dinner.

The western shed will serve as a sailors’ bar starting from the evening of Friday, August 5th. Breakfast and coffee will be served on Saturday and Sunday mornings before the races.

The HSS Boathouse restaurant offers buffet lunch on Saturday August 6th from 12.00 - 16.00. The price of the lunch will be 15 euros.

On Sunday 7th of August the HSS Boathouse restaurant will offer Late Brunch from 16.00 until 20.00. The price for the brunch will be 32 euros. Table reservations from the restaurant before 18.00 on the 7th august.

There will be live music with Niko Ahvonen & Tilanteen Herrat. Dress code clubjacket / sailing (smart) casual.




Helsingfors Segelsällskap r.f.
Liuskasaari, 00140 Helsinki

+358 9 633 637
(Monday and Wednesday 15.00 - 18.00)

Photos: Esko Kilpi (flickr)