|The Finn Gold Cup has arrived in Miami|
The Finn class has descended on Miami for the 2023 Finn Gold Cup with fabulous conditions on Biscayne Bay over the past few days. Much of the fleet have been out training, welcomed into the water by a local manatee, who has been hanging round the pontoon all day for belly rubs. With 10-20 knots, and a sunny 25-28 degrees, everyone hopes it stays like this for the coming week.
Over last weekend the fleet sailed the Midwinters. After two days were lost with no wind on the bay, on the third day there were three good races. Pedro Lodovici, from Brazil, won from Andrew Kern and Pedro Trouche from the USA. Results here.
Measurement and registration have been ongoing on Tuesday and Wednesday, with over 50 boats already checked under the watchful eye of Chief Measurer, Dick Batt. The practice race and opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday. Racing gets underway on Friday with a 10-race series scheduled over five days.
There is already a lot of content on our social media pages (see links below) with Instagram stories, posts and reels, as well as duplicated content on Facebook.
However as usual, there has been a lot of spam online for live feeds. We are deleting them as fast as they appear. The only live coverage will be through the official Finn Class channels, with live coverage through Instagram stories and hopefully Facebook Live broadcasts during the races. Anything else is spam so please do not click those links.
All the links and info you need to follow the event are below.
The event’s sponsors include Bacardi, North Sails, G&B Ropes, Coconut Grove and Fever Tree.
|Around 60 entries from 14 nations are taking part|
|HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2023 FINN GOLD CUP|
The 2023 Finn Gold Cup (the Finn Class World Championship) is taking place in Miami USA, from 24-31 January, organised by Coconut Grove Sailing Club in conjunction with the International Finn Association.
Tues 24 – Thurs 26 January – Measurement/Registration
Thurs 26 January – Opening Day
Fri 27 January – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Sat 28 January – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Sun 29 January – Bacardi Race Day (2 races scheduled)
Mon 30 January – Racing (2 races scheduled)
Tues 31 January – Racing (2 races scheduled) followed by Prizegiving
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
Daily highlights will be available on https://finnclass.org/finn-tv/finn-tv-2023
And on https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFinnClass/
Finn Class photos by Robert Deaves will be available here:
and also on the event website.
Please send any requests to email@example.com
Follow the event through the Finn Class Social Media Channels
Instagram posts and stories: https://www.instagram.com/finnclass/
Please tag our Facebook/Instagram channels with @finnclass
Hashtags for the event are:
#finnsailing #fgc #finngoldcup #finnclass #finn #sailing #worldsailing
|Finns at Coconut Grove SC|
|Conditions have been perfect for training|
|Coconut Grove Sailing Club|
|Coconut Grove Sailing Club|