Paradise sailing as largest ever Finn European Masters opens in Tihany

  The largest ever Finn European Masters opened at the Tihanyi Hajós Egylet, Hungary, on Wednesday in ‘paradise’ sailing conditions. After two races Zdenek Gebhart, from Czech Republic, leads Bas de Waal and Cees Scheurwater, from The Netherlands. A fleet of 78 Finn Masters, a record entry for the event, with competitors mainly from across eastern Europe has gathered in […]

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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES – DAY 3

Scott takes control in Enoshima while Cardona moves up on third day at Tokyo 2020 Giles Scott made it four race wins in a row to move into the overall lead after two more confident victories on Thursday, the third day of the Finn competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Spain’s Joan Cardona also moved up to second, after […]

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2021 Finn Europeans moves to Vilamoura after Hyeres cancellation

Following this week’s cancellation of the French Olympic Week, in Hyères, of which the Finn Open and U23 European Championships was included, the International Finn Class is delighted to accept an offer from the Vilamoura Sailing Center to host the event over the same dates, which remain 10-16 April.  The event is a crucial competition ahead of the all-important Finn […]

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Matteo Iovenitti wins Andrea Menoni trophy as International Finn Cup ends in Malcesine

Having already won the event a day early, Arkadii Kistanov, from Russia, comfortably won the final race of the International Finn Cup at Malcesine, Italy, on Sunday. Christoph Burger, from Switzerland, took second while Matteo Iovenitti, took third and won the XVII Andrea Menoni Trophy as the first Italian. 34 sailors from eight nations took part. It was an early […]

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Zsombor Berecz, Joan Cardona and Milan Vujasinovic win Finn European titles in Gdynia

The 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship in Gdynia, Poland, concluded on Sunday with the three titles assigned. Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, took gold without winning a race and with a race to spare. Giles Scott, from Britain, took the silver while Joan Cardona, from Spain, took the bronze. In addition Cardona won the U23 European Championship while […]

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Consistency pays as Zsombor Berecz leads into final day of Finn Europeans in Gdynia

Zsombor Berecz, the 2018 World Champion, from Hungary, has taken the lead at the 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship in Gdynia, Poland with one day left to sail. Going into the last day on Sunday he has a three-point lead over defending champion Giles Scott, from Britain, while overnight leader Alejandro Muscat, from Spain, drops to third. […]

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Muscat holds lead but Kaynar wins both races on third day at Gdynia Finn Europeans

Alejandro Muscat, from Spain, holds on to the lead at the 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship in Gdynia, Poland, after two tough races in very shifty offshore winds. He sits one point ahead of Britain’s Giles Scott, with Zsombor Berecz, Hungary, just two points further back. However, the day belonged to Alican Kaynar, from Turkey, who won […]

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Giles Scott dominates opening day of Finn Europeans in Gdynia

Defending European champion, and current Olympic gold medalist, Giles Scott, from Britain, dominated the opening day of the 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship in Gdynia Poland to lead after the first day from Henry Wetherell, from Britain, and Alejandro Muscat, from Spain. The races were won by Scott and Facundo Olezza, from Argentina. There are 70 Finns […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Finn Masters with ‚NOT the 50th Finn World Masters‘

This week should have been the 2020 Finn World Masters in Port Zelanda, in The Netherlands. Entries were approaching 250 when the decision was made to cancel back in March, with more than 300 Finns expected to turn up. Across the sport of sailing many major events have been postponed or cancelled, but for the Finn Masters the cancellation of this year’s event was especially poignant […]

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2021 Finn World Masters will be in Medemblik

The International Finn Masters Committee is delighted to announce that the 2021 Finn World Masters will be held in Medemblik, The Netherlands. Following the cancellation of the 2020 Finn World Masters at Port Zelande, and then the postponement of the 2021 Finn World Masters in Puntala, the Dutch Finn class immediately began to work on finding a venue for 2021 […]

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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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Statement from the Finn Class following 2019 World Sailing Conference

The International Finn Association delegation to the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference in Bermuda has returned empty handed. The eight submissions to reinstate the Finn in the slate for the 2024 Olympic Games were rejected by both the committees and the Council. The IFA is disappointed that it did not get the support of the World Sailing Council to debate […]

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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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International Swiss Championship

Zunächst mal die Ergebnisse: Bei der internationalen Schweizermeisterschaft in Kreuzlingen (Bodensee) dominierte der Favorit: Mit sechs Laufsiegen blieb Titelverteidiger Nils Theuninck unangefochten, er wurde verdienter Meister mit nur 6 Punkten in der Wertung. Christoph Burger und Christoph Christen komplettierten das Podest (13 und 18 Punkte)- und ich hatte am Ende 23 Zähler zu verbuchen und damit den sogenannten undankbaren vierten […]

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Bericht zur Masters EM in Schwerin

Von  Dienstag den 10.09. bis Sonnabend den 14.09. fand in Schwerin die diesjährige Finn Masters EM statt. Schon die Anreise am Dienstag bei herrlichem Wetter und entspannter Atmosphäre zur Vermessung und Anmeldung versprach ein gelungenes Event zu werden. Der Yachtclub Schwerin als Gastgeber hatte weder Kosten noch Mühen gescheut und ein dolles Partyzelt aufbauen lassen. Nach und nach trudelten dann […]

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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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ÖSTM – Österreichische Staatsmeisterschaft Traunsee – RL1,30

Ein toller Event ist zu Ende. Mit rund 70 ig Seglern aus 8 Nationen konnten 4 Wettfahrten bei leichten und drehenden Winden absolviert werden. Der Segelclub Traunkirchen – Wettfahrtleitung und Serviceteam aus bestimmt 20 ig Personen gaben alles. Die Gastfreundschaft war von Beginn an außergewöhnlich. Nach ein stündigen Schlepp wurden die Wettfahrten in Ebensee gesegelt. Im Namen aller Finn Segler […]

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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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Deutsch-polnische Meisterschaften Masters

Bericht von den POLISH – GERMAN FINN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP Szczecin, 01-04.08.2019 Bereits im Juni bei den Finn World Masters 2019 in Kopenhagen haben die polnischen Sportfreunde bei uns deutschen Seglern für die Veranstaltung geworben. Das Interesse war bei mir sofort geweckt, zumal Friedrich Müller des Öfteren von dieser Veranstaltung geschwärmt hat und einige der polnischen Sportler regelmäßig bei uns zu […]

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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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Bericht vom Silver Cup (U23 WM) in Anzio

Liebe Finngemeinschaft, Am 10. Juli begaben sich zwei Halunken auf die Reise von Berlin zur U23 WM in Anzio. Einen Tag später erreichten Nick Heuwinkel (Kieler Yacht Club) und ich (Joersfelder Segel-Club) das Ziel. „Hier brennt der Planet!“ Über 30 Grad ohne Wind waren doch sehr heiß. Wir kümmerten uns lediglich um die Unterkunft und Verpflegung. Am 12. landete unser […]

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Nils Theuninck on top after fantastic first day of U23 Finn World Championship

Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, leads the U23 Finn World Championship, for the Finn Silver Cup, after the event got underway in Anzio, Italy, on Tuesday in fantastic sailing conditions. Former winner, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland is in second while James Skulczuk, from Britain is third. The three race wins went to Muhonen, Skulczuk and Joan Cardona, from Spain. Anzio turned […]

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Jorg Bruder’s biggest Finn Gold Cup victory remembered as 2019 Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup opened in Anzio

The U23 Finn World Championship, for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup, was opened at Circolo della Vela di Roma in Anzio, Italy, on Sunday night under warm Italian sunshine and with great Italian hospitality. Twenty-eight Finn hopefuls from 16 nations will sail the practice race on Monday before the competition gets underway for real on Tuesday. The Finn Silver […]

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Monopoly? What Monopoly?

The true story about the Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory access to Finns The Finn class has a long history and has been witness to many changes in the sailing world. It originates from a, perhaps, more simpler time, when many of today’s problems did not exist. The original intention of the design, to allow people to build their own boats […]

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Giles Scott and Joan Cardona secure European titles, while USA and Greece secure Tokyo 2020 qualification on final day at Finn Europeans in Athens

Giles Scott secured his third European Finn title in Athens today after holding off world champion Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, on the final day of the Finn Open European Championship. Andy Maloney, from New Zealand, took second overall, while Berecz took third and European Silver. Fifth placed Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, took the European bronze medal while Joan Cardona, […]

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Giles Scott extends while fight for Tokyo places heats up at Finn Europeans in Athens

The Finn Europeans in Athens got back on track on Thursday with three more races completed. After losing the overall lead following the opening race, Brit, Giles Scott ended the day with a 15-point lead over Hungarian world champion Zsombor Berecz. Andy Maloney, from New Zealand drops one place to third, despite winning the opening race.  The other race wins […]

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