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Class C
Nationality Finland
Year Built 1973


  • Name: VAHINE
  • Class: C
  • Nationality: Finland
  • Year built: 1973
  • Home port: Helsinki
  • Height: 22.83 m
  • Length of hull: 19.65 m
  • Entered by: Sail Training Association Finland


  • Number of trainees: 10
  • Number of permanent crew: 2
  • Showers: Yes
  • Special diets catered for: Yes


Vahine is a legendary Nautors Swan 65. She is the first ever series-built vessel to win the famous Whitbread Round the World Race. She is fast and is a very safe vessel. S/Y Vahine sails about 42,000 nautical miles a year, spending the wintertime in Caribbean waters. She sails home to Finland for the summer and turns back to the south in the fall/autumn.

Vahine is a comfortable vessel with two-person cabins and one four-person cabin. Her ketch rig, with both a gennaker and a spinnaker, gives a fair possibility for many sail drills, combined with speeds up to more than 10 knots. It is simply a thrill to sail her. For international sail training voyages, we can offer a mixed crew with very good English language skills. They are very experienced and competent. Our curriculum “Learn by Sailing” is an effective method for both learning to sail and navigate and to improve your social and leaderships skills.