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ARC Baltic Itinerary



The Route

Starting from the Baltic port of Rostock, the ARC Baltic itinerary includes the Estonian capital Tallinn, the former Russian Imperial capital St. Petersburg, the Finnish capital Helsinki, the Finnish provincial capital Mariehamn, and the Swedish capital Stockholm. En route, the rally sails through some of the most beautiful and interesting sights in the Baltic including cruises in the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos. 

Over six weeks the rally will sail close to 1800 nautical miles, with an itinerary that allows flexibility for the prevailing weather encountered. The sail east en route to St. Petersburg is more demanding and passages often include two nights at sea. The itinerary for 2015 has been altered for the return sail west, allowing more time to explore, relax and fully appreciate the sailing and anchorages that the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos have to offer. Yachts and crews should be fully prepared for night sailing, coastal pilotage, varying weather conditions and the challenges of navigation amongst the skerries of the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos.

Over six weeks the rally will sail close to 1500 nautical miles, with an itinerary that allows flexibility for the prevailing weather encountered. The sail east en route to St. Petersburg is more demanding and passages often include two nights at sea. The itinerary for the return sail west allows more time to explore, relax and fully appreciate the sailing and anchorages that the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos have to offer. Yachts and crews should be fully prepared for night sailing, coastal pilotage, varying weather conditions and the challenges of navigation amongst the skerries of the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos.

Next edition in 2019

Run every two years, the next edition of ARC Baltic is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2019 from 6 July to 19 August. Full itinerary available in 2019. To register your interest for the rally, please click 'Tell Me More' and request an information pack which will be available in due course.   

ARC Baltic Sample Schedule from 2017:

 Date  ItineraryDistance 
7-9 JulParticipants gather in Yachthafen Hohe Düne, Rostock, Germany    
10 JulLeg 1: Rostock to Rønne on Bornholm, Denmark 110NM
11-13 JulArrive and explore the town of Rønne and fishing villages of Bornholm
 
14 JulLeg 2: Bornholm to Visby on Gotland, Sweden
 200NM
15 -17 Jul
Arrive and explore the picturesque mediaeval town of Visby
 
18 Jul
Leg 3: Gotland to Tallin, Estonia via Gotska Sandön
 240NM
9 Jul Take the chance to visit the remote Swedish island of Gotska Sandön discovering the local history and visiting the lighthouse and seal sanctuary
 
20-23 Jul
Explore the old town of Tallin 
24 JulLeg 4: Tallin to St. Petersburg, Russia
200NM 
25-30 Jul
Arrive and enjoy the attractions of St Petersburg 
 
31 JulLeg 5: St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Finland 155NM
1-2 Aug
Cruising the Finnish archipelago
 
2 Jul
Arrive at Nyländska Jaktklubben, (NJK, the oldest yachtclub in Finland) in the centre of Helsinki on the small island of Bleckholmen
 
3-4 AugExplore Helsinki
 
5 AugLeg 6: Helsinki to Mariehamn, Åland 200NM
6-8 AugCruising the archipelago
 
10 AugArrive and enjoy the town of Mariehamn 
11 AugLeg 7: Mariehamn to Stockholm, Sweden 80NM
12-13 AugArrive and explore the museums and sights of Stockholm  
14 AugLeg 8: Stockholm to Kalmar 200NM
15-19 Aug Free cruising in the Swedish archipelago 
20 Aug  Arrive and explore Kalmar & Farewell crew dinner 








Yacht Clubs




Åländska Segelsällskapet, Mariehamn, Åland


Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet, (KSSS), Stockholm

Nyländska Jaktklubben, (NJK), Helsinki



Rechnoy YC (River YC), St. Petersburg