An English sailing expert stated once that any British sailor would be ready to cut off another of their legs to get similar sailing waters around the Britain as we have in Finland. Our lakes have also been covered by foreign magazines and travel sites. The Finnish Lakeland is one of the best-kept secrets among the small boat cruising areas in Europe. I wonder if we Finns value our waters high enough.
The posts of this blog are about sailing in the following waters. The rightmost column shows the total sailing distance we have covered on each water.
|Water||Region / Outflow||Area||Distance|
|Suur-Saimaa||Vuoksi river||1490 km²||837 M|
|Pihlajavesi||Vuoksi river||710 km²||18 M|
|Puruvesi||Vuoksi river||420 km²||43 M|
|Haukivesi||Vuoksi river||560 km²||26 M|
|Päijänne||Kymijoki||1100 km²||20 M|
|Oulujärvi||Oulujoki||928 km²||24 M|
|The Gulf of Finland||The Baltic Sea||29600 km²||93 M|
|The Archipelago Sea||The Baltic Sea||8300 km²||130 M|
|Lough Derg||Shannon||130 km²||106 M|