Päijännepurjehdus sailing race is the biggest inland waterways sailing race in Nordic countries and one of the biggest sailing races in European lakes. It has been organized since 1973. The competition takes off from Padasjoki – located in the heart of lake Päijänne to Säynätsalo – archipelago of the city of Jyväskylä.
This year the 45. Päijännepurjehdus sailing race takes off from Padasjoki Harbour on Saturday, July 22 at 10.00, and finishes in Jyväskylä, Säynätsalo, Juurikkasaari Harbour on the following day. Covering about 64 nautical miles across lake Päijänne, the beautiful sailing route offers challenge and adventure for approximately 600–700 yachtsmen and women who take part in the event every year.
You cannot miss this great event. Come to Padasjoki and look closer sailing crews wrestling with the wind and weather challenges.
- Jani Airaksinen, tel. +358 40 843 7702
- Joonas Sovinen, tel. +358 50 353 3345
The northern base, Säynätsalo is chiefly composed of three large islands and the district is virtually surrounded by Lake Päijänne on all sides, and the nature encountered on the islands is particularly diverse.
- More information: http://visitjyvaskyla.fi/
The southern base, Padasjoki, is a gateway to Finnish Lake District. Padasjoki is located by the Päijänne National Park, a chain of islands and sandy shores formed by an esker ridge that dates back to the Ice Age.
- More information: http://www.nationalparks.fi/paijannenp