At Helsingfors Segelsällskap we feel strongly for sharing the passion for sailing.

It has long been our pleasure to welcome members of other like minded clubs into our house, and our privilege to enjoy their hospitality in turn. HSS Board is happy to establish a network of formal reciprocal arrangements with the most agreeable and dynamic yacht clubs abroad.  

We are open to suggestions from “matching couples” of yacht clubs with a focus on youth sailing & training, high class competitive sailing, referee exchange, classic fleets, ocean & archipelago cruising and Corinthian sailing.

HSS is one of the most distinguished yacht clubs in Finland. It was founded well over 100 years ago, in 1893 and have about 1200 members. Our members represent a wide scale of the population of the Helsinki sailing society with a distinguished fleet of sailing boats from various dinghies to beautiful classic 6 and 8mR’s and modern long-distance cruisers.

HSS is located on it´s own club island with a sheltered natural harbor at the southernmost tip of the Helsinki downtown. The island is reached in five minutes by our ferry, at a short walking distance from the City Center.  Helsinki airport is reached by taxi within 30-40 minutes with flights all over the world on a daily basis.

Today  HSS Yacht Club is

  • one of Finland’s leading junior yacht clubs with over 100 sailing juniors.
  • HSS hosts Finland’s most extensive sailing school for adults
  • the largest fleets of classic yachts in the Nordics with over 80 wooden classic boats in the   harbor
  • For sailor guests there is a guest harbor with full service for twenty boats.


For  further information please  contact:

Mr. Mikael Stelander, Commodore (

Mr. Juha Parikka, Liaison Officer for Reciprocity

Helsingfors Segelsällskap r.f. | Skifferholmen, FI-00140 Helsinki | E-post | Tel. +358 9 633 637

For Members of Reciprocal Clubs

HSS is one of Finland’s oldest and finest yacht clubs, confident in its heritage and traditions, yet enlightened and contemporary in its outlook. At HSS you’re always assured of good company.

The Club’s location, service, facilities and first-class dining support its well-deserved  reputation, and its members are happy and proud to host guests into the Club, especially on Wednesdays you might get on the water, too – we have an almost 100 year old tradition of Club Wednesday Races.


Please contact the Secretariat:

Helsingfors Segelsällskap r.f. | Skifferholmen, FI-00140 Helsinki | E-post | Tel. +358 9 633 637

For HSS Members

Members make their own arrangements with any reciprocal club they intend to visit. A letter of introduction may be provided by the Secretariat.

Once you are a full member of the club, you will be able to use the facilities of any other club where we have a reciprocal agreement.

This section provides you with an up to date list of clubs we have agreements with. Please contact these clubs direct for full and up to date information.