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Join us for an exclusive Sunset sail in Sydney Harbour to commemorate Her Excellency Satu Mattila Budich's long career and leadership of Team Finland, advancing culture and commerce through her career and as the latest posting here in Australia. Hear about the work that Team Finland does, the Memorandum of Understanding between NSW Government and Finland. The event is unique in its nature to understand the value being an active member of the Team Finland. The sailing yacht Southwinds accommodates 20 guests.

Meeting point: Rowntree Wharf, in Nawi Cove, North of Crown Casino, Barangaroo

Meeting time: 4:30pm

Departure: 4:45pm

Return: around 8 pm

About the yacht, SY Southwinds is a beautiful, classic, and impeccably maintained sailing yacht, first launched in 1950 and refitted in 2020. This breathtaking 18.5m yacht was designed by Sir Robert Clarke, who became famous for designing Gypsy Moth IV - the first boat to sail single-handedly around the globe. Her streamlined design allows her to reach high speeds, while her expansive deck ensures guests have ample space to relax while cruising.

SY Southwinds Exterior has been lovingly maintained throughout her extensive history and has undergone various restorations and renovations to keep her up to date with modern chartering standards. The hull was constructed with Huon Pine planks and spotted gum ribs, and to this day continues to be an absolute head-turner in the harbor. Her long waterline provides expansive decks, allowing guests plenty of room for kicking back with a drink and enjoying the sights.

Below the deck in the main salon, there is a booth dining area with a comfortable 'C' shaped couch surrounding a large dining table. Opposite, there is an open galley, equipped with everything guests might need to prepare delicious meals. This open-plan design plus the large windows create a luxurious, spacious atmosphere, making this the perfect social hub of the yacht.


Satu Mattila-Budich

Finnish Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand at EMBASSY OF FINLAND

Anssi Paatero, FACC

Vice President at Finland Australia Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FACC)

Joona Puhakka

President at Finland-Australia Chamber of Commerce (FACC)


Roundtree wharf, Nawi Cove, Millers Point
Millers Point, NSW, Australia

Departure and Drop off point for S/Y Southwinds

Public transport, taxi & ride share recommended
Shoe Policy: no shoes onboard

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