109 Finns ready for 2022 Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine

109 Finns ready for 2022 Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine

One hundred and nine Finns from 19 nations have gathered at Fraglia Vela

 Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy for the 2022 Finn Gold

 Cup. Ten races are scheduled over the next five days to determine the 2022 Finn World Champion. 

Over the last two days registration and equipment inspection have been completed, and on Monday evening the opening ceremony took place in the club grounds overlooking Garda.

In the morning at the class AGM, Rob McMillan, from Australia, was elected at the 12th President of the International Finn Association, following the retirement of Balazs Hajdu, from Hungary, who had served for 17 years.

At the opening ceremony on Monday evening he perfectly encapsulated the mood of the gathering, “It’s special moment for us all to be here to compete for what is undoubtedly the greatest trophy in single handed sailing in the world – The Finn Gold Cup.”

Also at the AGM, many event and format changes were decided but the main interest was in the Executive Committee elections with Kristian Sjøberg, from Finland and Andrzej Romanowski, from Poland, elected as Vice Presidents, while Tim Tavinor, from Britain, was elected as Chairman of the Technical Committee.

The opening ceremony included flag ceremony with local children as flag bearers and an enjoyable snack buffet before the skies opened with a passing strom.
McMillan closed by saying, “It’s great to see us all together and WE are the future of the Finn class, and I have to say it’s looking pretty good.”

Racing is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 13.00.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2022 FINN GOLD CUP

VENUE
The 2022 Finn Gold Cup (the Finn Class World Championship) is taking place in Malcesine, Italy from 15-21 May, organised by Fraglia Vela Malcesine in conjunction with the International Finn Association.

EVENT WEBSITE
2022.finngoldcup.org
With links to club site showing results and Online Notice Board.

SCHEDULE
Sun 15 – Mon 16 May – Measurement/Registration
Tues 17 May – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Weds 18 May – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Thurs 19 May – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Fri 20 May – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Sat 21 May – Racing (2 races scheduled)

PRESS RELEASES
The Finn Class will release international press releases each day during the event. Sign up to receive these at: http://www.finnclass.org/media-finn/newsletter-a-press-release

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Daily highlights will be available on https://finnclass.org/finn-tv/2022-videos
And on https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFinnClass/

PHOTOGRAPHY
Finn Class photos by Robert Deaves will be available here:
https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFinnClass/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/finnclassphotos/
https://robertdeaves.smugmug.com

and also on the event website.
Please send any requests to robert@finnclass.org

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow the event through the Finn Class Social Media Channels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFinnClass/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finnclass/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFinnChannel

Hashtags for the event are:
#finnsailing #fgc #finngoldcup #finnclass #finn #sailing #worldsailing