Marinas of all kinds and all levels of luxury pepper this city. Clearly people have time on their hands to use their boats, to sail into the sunset and, perhaps, motor their way back to port after the wind dies down. Still in the sunset, since it lasts for hours even if you don’t live facing north or where the water reflects the rays, like here, in Katajanokka (photo taken in Tervasaari).
And here’s Helsingin Moottorivenekerho with Tervasaari behind. It’s all really easy to miss if you drive along Pohjoisranta in a rush to get to the burbs or the airport.
And here’s a church boat crew training or just enjoying themselves. It’s the small thing in the water, in front of the harbour cranes.
And should you want to get involved in this pastime, we believe that Soutumiehet, located on the other side of the peninsula, on Merikannontie, across the water from the rowing stadium, have the kit and the organisational skills and what have you. Like time.
Should you not have time you might like to find our more about this lot: “Time research institute, 2nd floor. Only by securing time”. Which translates, obviously, as “by appointment only”. If anyone knows anything about them, do let us know.
Sorry folks, that’s all we have time for.