Rowing for Baltic Herring 6.10.2024

The Rotarians invite you to save the Baltic Sea and refresh yourself!

Baltic Herring row (Silakkasoutu) for the benefit of clean local waters and the Baltic Sea will be rowed by church boats in Helsinki on the opening day of the Herring Market, Sunday 6th of October 2024. Rowing for Baltic Herring event has been organized from 2013 and it has raised over 80 000 euros for the Baltic Sea.

This year, alongside the rowing event, there will be an alternative activity: the Herring Hike, a 5-kilometer walk along the shores of central Helsinki.

Refresh and do good!

All people, companies and communities are being challenged. Baltic Herring rowing is a relaxed and physical recreational event. It’s a great opportunity to strengthen the team spirit as well as contribute to a better tomorrow for the surrounding society.

Long live marine nature! Safeguarding the underwater biodiversity

Three quarters of the Baltic Sea is still alive. At its best, beneath the surface of our seas, there is an abundance of animal and plant species, colour, life - hope. Much of these most precious areas are in shallow coastal waters, such as the shores of summer houses.

Proceeds from the 2024 Rowing for Baltic Herring event will be donated to the Baltic Sea Action Group's work to protect the Baltic Sea's underwater biodiversity. BSAG will contact the owners of the most species-rich areas and help interested landowners to protect these important sites. It acts as a coordinator between landowners, the ELY Centres and Metsähallitus to ensure that the conservation process proceeds as smoothly and quickly as possible. 

In protected areas, the unique species of the Baltic Sea are preserved and can re-establish themselves. A rich community of organisms is valuable in its own right, but the diversity of species also helps the sea to adapt to climate change. BSAG's goal is to have all the most valuable underwater areas in the Baltic Sea (in Finland's territorial waters) protected by 2030.

Get to know BSAG.

Rowing event, lunch and seminar 

Rowing for Baltic Herring event offers fun program for the Baltic Sea super sunday!

  1. Rowing in longboats from Töölönlahti to the Market Square OR
    Walking a guided 5 km route, Herring Hike, along the shore
  2. Herring lunch
  3. Seminar
  4. Cruise to Stockholm

Participate in one activity or all three!


By 16th of September 2024 at the latest. You can register yourself as a single rower, or you can organize a whole rowing team of 14 single oar rowers and the cox. The organizers will provide the boats.

Rowing fees