Finn another day…
Finn another day…
The famous Garda wind machine broke down today and the 111 Finn sailors at the Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, will have to wait for another day to begin this long-heralded restart of elite Finn sailing.
The early morning northerly Peler was a solid 20-25 knots but eased through the morning. An encouraging 6-8 knots from the south built from around midday and hopes were high for a nice southerly Ora in the afternoon. However it never stabilised or increased much more and after one attempt at a start the wind was flicking right off the western shoreline, and shortly afterwards Garda became a mirror.
The fleet was sent ashore to wait and then racing was abandoned for the day.
When it finally starts, racing continues until Saturday 21 May.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2022 FINN GOLD CUP
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.
With links to club site showing results and Online Notice Board.
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)
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
and also on the event website.
Please send any requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the event through the Finn Class Social Media Channels
Hashtags for the event are:
#finnsailing #fgc #finngoldcup #finnclass #finn #sailing #worldsailing