Festival at sea – A. Le Coq 64th Moonsund Regatta will set sail this Sunday in Pärnu | 08 Jul 21, piret.salmistu

The legendary A. Le Coq 64th Moonsund Regatta will be held between July 10-17. The Moonsund Regatta is the biggest and oldest regatta in Estonia and it is quite impossible to imagine our sailing summer without it. After a long period of restrictions, it is a relief to be out and about again. We are expecting 111 teams from Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Russia, which is an improvement from the 107 yachts last year. However, the hard times have taken their toll in the number of foreign teams participating – instead of the 20 yachts that used to come from Russia, now only three are expected. Also, there will be five yachts from Latvia and just one from Finland.

New harbours for the regatta

The opening ceremony of the 64th Moonsund Regatta will be held on the 10th of July in Pärnu Yacht Club. From there the race takes the fleet to Ringsu harbour on Ruhnu and Kõiguste in Saaremaa. The regatta will stay for two nights in each harbour with local short races on the second day. The regatta will finish in Kärdla, Hiiumaa on the 17th of July where winners will be announced in ORC classes I to IV. Folkboots will be racing for the Estonian Championship title.


The fleet is made up of both the competitive teams and the Cruiser division.




Registration and measurement, Pärnu Yacht Club


Opening Ceremony, Pärnu Yacht Club




1st race - Pro Marine Trade Pärnu inshore race




2nd race - Tactical Foodpack Pärnu-Ruhnu




3rd race - Loodus Invest Ruhnu circle




4th race - Santa Maria Ruhnu-Kõiguste




5th race - Heimon Kala Kõiguste circle




6th race - Alter Marine Kõiguste-Kärdla




7th race - Hiiumaa Sadamad Kärdla circle




Award ceremony

For the cleaner Baltic Sea

Together with our main sponsor A. Le Coq we aim to organise the event with the smallest possible ecological footprint. We want to set an example in improving maritime culture and promoting environmentally friendly seafaring. Therefore, actions will be taken to educate entries to sort waste, collect packaging and recycle. Small trash cans for cigarette butts, gum and any such smaller waste, and sorting bags for onboard use are just examples of the effort.

All last year’s winners are back to race for the title

The winner of the biggest boats Matilda 4 has a new team and helmsman but Berta, winner of the Cruiser division of the same group, will race under the guidance of Hando Sutter from Kalev Yacht Club. Sugar and Marjaliisa Umb from Pärnu Yacht Club will attempt to defend their title in ORC II. Also in ORC III and IV we will see the best of the best racing for the title - Anne-Mari Luik on Piloilleri (Rein Ottosoni Purjespordikool) and Joel Kõiv on Julechka (Toila Yacht Club).

Last year’s Folkboot champion - W-Lind from Kalev Yacht Club with Vaiko Vooremaa at the helm – will also be racing this year.

In 2021 Tallinn will also host Alexela ORC World Championships between 6-14 August. As most of the 37 Estonian yachts participating in it will also race the Moonsund Regatta, the latter will serve as an important training opportunity for finetuning teamwork and trimming sails.  This regatta will be a good test just one month ahead of the important contest.  


If last year we were forced to abandon any festive onshore activities, then now we have a full evening program in harbours hosting the regatta http://muhuvain.ee/regatt2021/uritused

Regatta homepage: http://muhuvain.ee/  

2021 Regatta info http://muhuvain.ee/regatt2021
Regatta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muhuvainaregatt/  

Regatta Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muhuvainaregatt/

The best of and photos – Postimehe Muhu Väina regati blogi vahendusel

GPS tracking and replay race by race http://www.sportrec.eu/?page_id=671


A. Le Coq 64. Moonsund Regatta is organised by Kalev Yacht Club and Pärnu Yacht Club in cooperation with Estonian Yachting Union. The sponsors of the regatta are: A. Le Coq, Sportland,  DSV Estonia, Volvo Trucks Estonia, Amserv/Toyota, Alexela, Pro Marine Trade, Alter Marine, Tactical Foodpack, Loodus Invest, Heimon Kala, Hiiumaa parish, Hiiumaa Sadamad, Santa Maria, Rahva Raamat, City of Pärnu, Sportity, Päästeliit (The Rescue Associatuion), Postimees.