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 Estonia - Profile

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  • Lying on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Russia, Estonia is a country of low lands and many lakes as well as numerous offshore islands, the largest being Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. Both the Estonian islands in the Gulf of Riga and the offshore islands provide excellent daysailing opportunities.
  • Estonia became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004.
  • Although Estonia and the other two Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania, have only recently opened their doors to cruising boats, they are rapidly gaining in popularity. With Poland and Russia now also added to the cruising circuit, one can expect the number of visiting boats to increase significantly in coming years, as well as an improvement in facilities.
  • Best facilities are at the Olympic Yacht Marina in Pirita near Tallinn. Adequate facilities are also available at Pärnu, which has a yacht club with pontoon spaces for visitors. Provisioning is cheaper than in Finland.
  • There is an ongoing project known as the 30 Miles Project, which seeks to unify a number of ports around the Gulf of Finland. Facilities are being standardised and upgraded as part of the effort including water, power, security, and general facility quality. The project hopes to see 100% compliance by the summer cruising season of 2018, but many facilities are already seeing improvements.

Warning As in the case of the other Baltic republics, existing British and US charts have many inaccuracies and local charts should be used if at all possible. Attention is drawn to an uncharted rock south of Kihnu, which has already caused the loss of a yacht, in the reported position 58°04.4'N, 24°03.8'E. This danger has been reported to be wrongly depicted also on the latest Russian charts.

Weather

The climate is moderate, with cool summers and mild winters.

Estonia Weather Forecast.

Call coastal radio station 'Tallinn Radio' or phone +372 699 1170 or email tallinnradio@riks.ee

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page

Main Ports

Hiiumaa Island: Kardla , Lehtma *

North Coast: Dirhami , Eisma , Lohusalu * , Naissaare , Narva * , Pirita * , Prangli , Tallinn * , Vergi *

Saaremaa Island: Kuressaare * , Nasva , Orissaare , Roomassaare , Saaremaa Harbour * , Veere

West Coast: Haapsalu * , Kihnu * , Parnu * , Ruhnu (Ringsu) *

* indicates port of entry

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sailinestonia
sailinestonia says:
Apr 05, 2017 04:59 PM

Sail in Estonia project welcomes all sailors to visit Estonia – eye of the Baltic Sea. You can read more information, ask questions from fellow sailors or just browse through content with lots of up to date information and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/sailinestonia/ and here: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/sailinestonia

Welcome and see you soon. Any questions? Just shoot!

marketingi
marketingi says:
Feb 23, 2017 11:45 AM

30MILES project – small ports on the eastern Gulf of Finland are developing fast.

The 30MILES international cooperation project was established to develop small ports on the eastern Gulf of Finland, and six Finnish and six Estonian small ports are participating in it. The objective of the project is to harmonise the level of services, security and convenience of use of the ports. The outcome of the 30MILES project will be a ring of quality small ports every 30 miles apart around the Gulf of Finland.
The deadline for completion of the project is May 2018.

Further information: www.merikotka.fi/30miles

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