Finn Class eNews – February 2020

Finn sailors across Europe are deep in training and gearing up for a busy season ahead. This eNews looks at the majority of the early season events and the major championships this year. Last week the class launched a short survey of Finn sailors worldwide to produce some demographics and get feedback on a number of ideas and initiatives. The […]

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Happy New Year from the Finn Class

  Here is a New Year treat for Finn sailors everywhere. The 2019 Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne delivered fantastic imagery and close competition. The conditions for the medal race were everything every Finn sailor dreams about, big wind, wind waves, sunshine and a huge battle between giants. It was an epic end to an epic year of racing. A […]

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Travemünde Woche 2019

Ein starkes Feld vor Travemünde Vom 20.-23. Juli fand die Travemünder Woche auf der Ostsee statt. Für die meisten von uns aktiven Seglern eine der schönsten Regatten im Jahr. In der Regel ist das Wetter toll (auch dieses Mal). Es gibt Leicht-, Mittel- und Windbedingungen (auch dieses Mal) und wir stehen mit unseren Finns und den Wohnmobilen oder Zelten auf […]

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The Return of the Finn?

For the 2019 World Sailing annual conference in Bermuda the Finn Class has made eight submissions to try to ‘rebalance the slate’ and reinstate the Finn as Olympic equipment for 2024 and beyond.  In July the class announced its ’rebalancing’ strategy, which met with a lot of support from around the world. One thing the class is confident about is […]

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Corinne McKenzie steps down from Finn Class Executive Board after 19 years

After 19 years of loyal and committed service to the Finn Class and Finn sailors worldwide, Corinne McKenzie  stepped down from the Executive Board of the International Finn Association (IFA) on September 1, 2019. Corinne joined the Executive Board of the IFA in 2001 and steered the class through four Olympic reselections. She provided oversight and management to a wide number of projects over […]

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Bericht für Finnwelle über Regatta Plobsheim vom 14.-15.09.19

Liebe Finnfreunde , am letzten Wochenende trafen sich 30 Finnsegler am Plobsheimerbecken auf der französischen Seite des Rheins um eine für die deutsche Rangliste gewertete Regatta zu segeln. Wir wurden von den Finnseglern und Ex-Finnseglern und deren Damen sehr gastfreundlich empfangen und eingewiesen. Für die internationale Beteiligung sorgten Segler aus Frankreich, Deutschland und der Schweiz. Bei bestem Wetter trafen wir […]

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Michael Maier dominates third day but Felipe Silva back in lead at Finn European Masters at Schwerin

Felipe Silva, from Portugal, has retaken the lead at the Finn European Masters at Schwerin, Germany, after two more races on Friday. Bas de Waal, from The Netherlands, drops to third, while André Budizen, from the home club, moves up to third after the second best score on the water. The best score was reserved for Michael Maier, from Czech […]

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Ready Steady Tokyo ends windless with Finn medals for Hungary, The Netherlands and Britain

Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic Test Event concluded Thursday after the medal race was abandoned because of insufficient wind. Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, had already secured the gold a day early, while Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, took the silver and Giles Scott, from Britain, took the bronze. Though the forecast was 8-9 knots, it was a largely grey day […]

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Zsombor Berecz hold leads after epic opening day at Tokyo 2020 test event in Enoshima

World champion, Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, hold the lead after the epic opening day of the Olympic test event – Ready Steady Tokyo – in Enoshima, Japan. Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands is second, while Olympic and European Champion, Giles Scott, from Britain, is third. After three days of typhoon weather, Saturday dawned with near perfect conditions, complete with a […]

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