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Facts

  • 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 [email protected]

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 *

* indicates port of entry

aapunen
aapunen says:
Dec 04, 2018 06:55 PM

Pirita is probably the worst harbour in Tallinn and in deep need for renovation...
however there are many new Marinas.. Tallinn Old City, Kakumäe (opened 2017), Lennusadam, Mniiduranna

In Muhumaa - there is also Lõunaranna, Hiiumaa is Heltermaa etc... there is probably about 3-5 new harbours that are opened evey year.

marketingi
marketingi says:
Jan 19, 2018 07:22 AM

The 30Miles project have now land and aerial photography of all the ports introducing the port area. Which can be viewed at 30Miles projects Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/30MILESProject/

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!

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