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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Delayed start to Finn Europeans in Athens

The sailors at the 2019 Finn Open European Championship in Athens will have to wait another day before racing can commence after a long day waiting onshore Monday, with no racing possible in very light and unstable winds. The fleet of 84 boats from 33 nations spent the day wishing for wind, but with several rain fronts passing over and […]

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EM in Athen startet

In Athen startet die FINN-EM mit einem mega stark besetzten Starterfeld. Kein Wunder, es werden vier weitere Fahrkarten für die Olympischen Spiele in Tokio vergeben. Drücken wir unseren deutschen Teilnehmern die Daumen.   Zeitplan: Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May / 10 Races Scheduled Saturday 18 May / Medal Race and Final Race Saturday 18 May / Closing Ceremony […]

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Tulpenregatta 2019

Die Segelsaison 2019 hat bei unseren Holländischen Freunden mit einer sehr kalten Tulpen-Regatta begonnen. Am Samstag wurde sogar die 4. Wettfahrt nicht mehr gestartet, weil ein Hagelsturm horizontal über die Loosdrechter Seen zog. Am Sonntag gab es etwas weniger Wind und ab und zu wurden wir mit der Sonne verwöhnt. Gesamtsieger: Uli Breuer. Ergebnisse https://www.finn-sailing.nl/uitslagen/2019/Tulpenrace_2019.html Viele Grüße Andreas Demond (GER […]

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Ten places left for Finns at Tokyo 2020

Over the coming 14 months the final 10 places for Finns on the starting line at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be determined. With the exception of the African continental qualifier, the full qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been published by World Sailing. The Qualification system is published here: http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/FINAL20190208Tokyo2020QualificationSystemSailingeng-[24765].pdf and the continental events are here: http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Tokyo2020OlympicQualificationEvents-[24719].pdf The Finn class […]

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Finn European Championship 2019

Dear sailors / coaches, Extreme weather has hit the coast of Marsala recently causing great damage to the 2019 Europeans host club. We are discussing at present with the club the possibility to maintain the championship or to cancel and look for an alternative venue in Italy. We are asking you to put your travelling plans on hold until further […]

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