Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation

Oras to be the main partner of Swan 50th Anniversary Regatta/World class Finnish brands join forces

6.4.2016 09:06 | Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation

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Turku Yacht Club and Oras Group will work together to arrange the biggest maritime event in Finland this year: Oras Swan 50th Anniversary Regatta. The regatta will showcase two high quality Finnish brands, Swan – top class sailing yachts of Nautor, and Oras – the leading faucet brand in Northern Europe. The event will take place 27-31 July in Turku, Finland.

This year’s regatta will be the third Swan Regatta in Turku.

 ”We are extremely happy to get Oras as a partner to our regatta and that Nautor decided to celebrate its 50 years of operation by organising two anniversary regattas, first in Turku and also in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, in September (Rolex Swan Cup). Of the just over 2 000 Swan yachts made by Nautor only a few dozen have originally remained in Finland and all in all there are currently just over 100 Swans in Finland. We expect over 100 yachts, representing about ten countries, to participate in the regatta,” says Samuli Salanterä, the Chairman of Finnish Sailing and Boating Federationand Commodore of Turku Yacht Club.

Oras Group is a European faucet manufacturer with a head office in Rauma, Finland. Sailing as an environmentally friendly sport that is closely related to water fits well with the values of the company.

“Most of the Swan yachts participating in the regatta are equipped with Oras faucets, and therefore co-operation also in this form comes quite naturally. The regatta will be a fine event also for the general public, and a window to high-quality Finnish workmanship,” states Pekka Kuusniemi, President and CEO of Oras Group.

Nautor’s Swan and Oras are both significant quality brands in their respective fields and they are excellent examples of Finnish enterprises and know-how.


For more information please contact:
Samuli Salanterä, Turku Yacht Club, tel. +358 44 505 5005, samuli.salantera@turunpursiseura.fi
Pekka Kuusniemi, Oras Group, tel. +358 50 537 3883, pekka.kuusniemi@orasgroup.com

Follow the regatta on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Swan-50th-Anniversary-Regatta-1493909184237483/?fref=ts                                           
Turku Yacht Club is one of the biggest yacht clubs in Finland: an active player that offers activities for the whole family, from recreational activities to top sports. The club has 1607 members and 648 boats in its register. In addition to berths and winter storage facilities, the club provides four well-equipped islands for its members. On 6 April 2016 the club celebrates its 110th anniversary. (www.turunpursiseura.fi)

Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner. The head office of the Group is located in Rauma, Finland, and the Group has four manufacturing sites: Burglengenfeld (Germany), Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland). Oras Group net sales were 245 million euro in 2015. The company employs ca. 500 people in Finland and ca. 1400 in the whole Group. (www.oras.com

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