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January 2018
 
Major Events for 2018
Open Europeans • Cadiz, Spain • 9-17 March
Finn World Masters • El Balis, Spain • 18-25 May
Finn Gold Cup (World Sailing Championships) • Aarhus, Denmark • 30 July to 10 August)
Finn Silver Cup (U23 Worlds) • Koper, Slovenia • 25-31 August
Finn European Masters • Split, Croatia • 11-14 September
 
December 2017
 
December eNews published.
 
November 2017
 
Two new Finn books published.
 
Notice of Race published and Online Entry open for 2018 Europeans in Cadiz
 
The 2018 Finn Class Calendar is now available to purchase
 
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September 2017
 
2017 IFA Annual General Meeting - Agenda and Papers
 
August 2017 eNews
 
May 2017
 
For all news, reports, results and photos from the Finn European Championships in Marseille please go to the event website at 2017.finneuropeans.org
 
February 2017
 
Notice of Race Published and Online Entry Open for 2017 Open and U23 European Championship in Marseille. Event website here.
 
Major Championships for 2017:

Europeans - Marseille, France
Registration and Measurement • 5-7 May
Practice Race • 7 May
Racing • 8-13 May (Final Race 13 May)
2017.finneuropeans.org (coming soon) • www.ycpr.net

Silver Cup (U23 Worlds) - Balatonfured, Hungary
Registration and Measurement • 20-22 August
Practice Races/Rule 42 Clinic • 21 August
Racing 22-27 August (2,3,2,3,2,1)
2017.finnsilvercup.org (coming soon) • www.mvmse.hu

Finn Gold Cup - Balatonfoldvar, Hungary
Registration and Measurement • 1-3 September
Practice Race • 3 September
Racing • 4-10 September (Medal Race 10 September)
2017.finngoldcup.org (coming soon) • http://spartacus.hu

 

January 2017

 
Sailing World Cup Notices are posted here. For those wishing to receive invites to SWC Hyeres, please check Notice No 3.
 
 
New Documents:
Sailing World Championships Test Event Qualification System
7 –13 August 2017: Aarhus, DENMARK • Download

Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships Qualification System
30 July–12 August 2018 : Aarhus, DENMARK Download



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History of the Finn Gold Cup

The Finn Gold Cup was presented to the International Finn Association by the late F. G. Mitchell of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Great Britain in 1956 and became the World Championship Trophy for the Finn Class. The late Joerg Bruder of Brazil won the cup three times. In 1973 while en route to defend his title in France, he was killed in an airplane accident and the original cup, which was in his custody at the time, was lost. Somms Marine of France presented a replica of the original cup to the Finn Class in 1975 which is used today to represent the highest honour in single-handed racing.

The Gold Cup is the most important part of the history of the Finn Class. The foundation of the IFA August 23, 1956 in Loosdrecht Holland was strongly influenced by the first Gold Cup March/April 1956 in Burnham-on-Crouch in England. From there on the Annual General Meeting of the IFA was generally at the time and place of the Gold Cup. Therefore the sportive and administrative climax of each year coincided at the Gold Cups.

In the beginning there was no limitation of numbers of entries to the Gold Cup. Because of the difficulties at the starting lines in 1961 and 1962, the number of participants in the Gold Cup 1963 in Medemblik was limited to 15 boats per nation. In 1964 in Torquay there were 10 entries per nation allowed. In 1964 the idea was considered to have the Gold Cup divided into two weeks of racing, one week of eliminations and a second week with those qualified. The idea was finally rejected. By 1965 it was agreed to allow again 15 boats per nation. In 1969 in Bermuda a new regulation was decided upon. A basic quota of 3 boats was granted to each member country, plus 1 entry for each 25 paid IFA dues, up to a maximum of 15 boats per nation. In 1971 this system was altered, the minimum being 2 boats per nation. In 1973 the IYRU tried to reduce the number of entries to 60 boats. The IFA refused. The system remained unchanged and national secretaries were allowed to enter above the national quota in addition. By 1974 it was agreed, that the top 10 individual finishers of the previous Gold Cup are allowed to enter above the national quota.

The proportional system, relating number of paid IFA dues to the number of entries to the Gold Cup and the European Championship was changed again in 1977. By 1978 the IYRU tried again to enforce a limitation of 60 boats, but the IFA decided, it would try to find a way to circumvent this rule. In 1980 the proportions between number of IFA fees paid and number of entries allowed was changed once again. In 1982 it was decided, that the basis should be the average of the fees paid in the last three years. The Gold Cup races together with the European Championships turned out to be the best indicator for any new technical development of the Finn Class.

In the first 5 Gold Cups 1956-l960 only wooden boats were allowed. When GRP was permitted in 1961 and plastic boats ended up lst, 2nd and 3rd, the Finn class ran into a severe crisis. Many owners of older wooden boats were afraid, that their equipment had been totally outmoded. In addition Arne Akerson won the 1962 event with the boat of Fred Miller jun., which Rickard Sarby found to behave very different from an ordinary Finn dinghy in the waves. The measurement committee of the Gold Cup 1962 found several kilos of hidden lead in that magic boat, a fact which raised further objections against plastic boats. It was felt, that it was too easy to cheat in GRP.

And then in 1964 Hubert Raudaschi won the Gold Cup in his home made wooden boat and thus turned backward the wheel of Finn development for almost a decade. After two years of experimenting with his own GRP development, Willy Kuhweide bought back his old wooden Finn and won the Gold Cup twice. After Raudaschi and Kuhwei- de, also the late Jorg Bruder used wooden hulls to demonstrate the qualities of this traditional material. In the mid seventies GRP hulls with soft wooden decks proved to be most successful and from the late seventies on the full GRP hulls were leading in the Gold Cups, dominated finally by Vanguard.

In regard with masts the development was less confusing. The traditional wooden masts were outmoded by special wooden Bruder spars by 1969. In that same year Jack Knights showed up with an aluminium spar at the Gold Cup in Bermuda for the first time. In 1972 Jorg Bruder himself won the Gold Cup with his own alumini- um-mast. From then on only aluminium masts were used by the winners of the Gold Cup, and Needlespar masts gained a complete domination of the Finn market.

In regard with sails up to 1959 only cotton was allowed. Thereafter Dacron was used exclusively up to 1984. In the late sixties Raudaschl sails dominated the Finn events in combination with Bruder masts. In the late seventies early eighties North sails gained a similar dominance.

Outstanding individuals in the history of the Gold Cup are:

Joerg Bruder of Brazil won the Cup three times consecutively in 1970/1971/1972 and was second in 1969;

Willy Kuhweide of FRG three times in 1963/1966/1967;

Lasse Hjortnaes three times in 1982/1984/198;

Andre Nelis of Belgium won the Cup twice in 1956/1961, was second three times in 1958/1959/1960, and third twice in 1957/1962, thus he finished seven years among the top three;

However all of this has been overshadowed in recent years when Ben Ainslie won the Finn Gold Cup four years in succession (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and the twice more in 2008 and 2012.

 

The Full results archive can be found here: http://www.finnclass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=9

National Fleets

 

The following list outlines countries where Finn sailing has been or is present along with the last known contact.

If your country is not listed here, of if the information given is incorrect, or if you are the Finn coordinator in your country please email the IFA Office at corinne.mckenzie (at) orange.fr  with contact details and further information.

 

 

ARGENTINA

George Cavaglia
Argentinian Finn Association
Juramento 2828 7“A”
CP1428
City Capital federal
Argentina

Email: jcaviglia (at) hp.com

AUSTRALIA

International Finn Class Association of Australia
PO Box 745
Mount Eliza
Victoria, 3930

www.finncass.com.au

President - Matt Visser - mattaus05 (at) gmail.com

Treasurer - Amanda Coates
Secretary - Ian McKillop

AUSTRIA

Secretary:
Bernd Rohlfs
Email: bernd.rohlfs (at) bt.com

 www.finnclass.at

 

BELARUS

Ms Elena Zubareva
Belarus Finn Association
c/o Belarus Sailing Union~
220002, Masherova Av 25-302
Minsk
Republic of Belarus

Tel +375 172 843 029
Fax + 375 172 316 328

BELGIUM

Finn Class Belgium
Paul Goossens

secretary (at)finn-sailing.be


www.finn-sailing.be

BERMUDA

Brett Wright
7 Cove Point Lane
Spanish Point
Pembroke, Bermuda

 

BRAZIL

National Secretary: Luiz Mosquera
Tel incl Whatsup +55 11 55 11 95034-5285
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BULGARIA

Mr Rosen Marangozov
Secretary
Bulgarian Finn Class Association
75 Blvd Vassil Levski
Bulgaria

 

CANADA

Greg Douglas

greg_doug (at) hotmail.com

 

 

COSTA RICA

Rodrigo Vazquez
P.O. Box 476
San Jose
Costa Rica

 

CROATIA

Cicarelli, Luksa
Hrvatski Jedrilicarski Savez
Obala Hrvatskog Preporoda 3/II
21000 Split
Croatia

Tel FED +385 21 45788
Fax +385 21 585881

CZECH REPUBLIC

Tomas Vika
Na Babach 172
Praha 4 - Seberov
149 00
Czech Republic

mobil: +420 732 546 850
mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DENMARK

Secretary Kenneth Bøggild
Granvej 8
2635 Ishøj

 

E.mail: berit.kenneth (at) c.dk

www.finnjolle.dk

ESTONIA

Secretary
Juhun Idnurm

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FINLAND

Matti Nirkko
Hirsikalliontie 23-25 E
02710 Espoo
Finland

Tel (H): +358 9 593291
Tel (Mob): +358 400 444 416
Fax: +358 9 586 3138
Email: mattinirkko (at) mac.com

FRANCE

Marc Allain des Beauvais

Email: marc (at) transmer.com

Website: www.finn-france.fr/

GERMANY

President

Uwe Bathel
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vice-President
Matthias Bohn
Schillerstr.19
18055 Rostock
email: bohnsport (at) gmx.de

www.finnwelle.de

GREECE

Davourlis Pangiotis
Eratous 1
Paleon Faliron
17563 Athens
Greece

Email: davour.li (at) hotmail.com

Tel:+30 693 717 9866

INDIA

Indian Finn Association
Nachhatar Johal c/o Maj N S Johal
Army Yachting Node
Pilot Bunder Road
Colaba, Mumbai- 400 005
India

 

HONG KONG

N. Bryan
Hong Kong & Shanghai Corp. Level 17
Queen's Road
Central Hong Kong
Hong Kong

 

HUNGARY

Peter Sipos
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marton Beliczy
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.finn.sailing.hu

ICELAND

Runar Stinsen
Havleyrarbraut 5
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland

 

IRELAND

Irish Finn Association
Driftwood
1 Harbour Crescent
Dalkey Co.Dublin
Ireland

 

ITALY

Francesco Faggiani

segretario (at) classefinn.it


Web site www.classefinn.it

JAPAN

Mr Kazuaki Kaido
Japan Yachting Association
Dr Kishi Memorial Hall
1-1-1 Jinnan-Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo 150

 

LITHUANIA

Lithuanian Finn Association
Kastytis Sabas
V. Putvinskio g. 30/6
44211 Kaunas
Lithuania

 

MACEDONIA

Mr Ivan Andreeski
S.C.Snegar-Struga
M.Tito No.71
6330 Struga
Macedonia

 

MONOCO

Michael Kurtz
34 Quay Jean-Charles Rey
98000 Monaco
Monaco

 

NETHERLANDS

Finn Club Holland
Secretary: Jan Willem Kok
Doornweg 5
3235NJ Rockanje
Tel: 06-53 424 767
E-mail: Jwkok(at)hotmail.com

fchsecretaris (at) hotmail.com
Web site: www.finn-sailing.nl

Full board at: http://www.finn-sailing.nl/pages/klasse_organisatie.php 

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Finn Association

Ray Hall
Postal address
148c Cliff View Drive
Green Bay
Auckland
New Zealand 0604
email: secretary (at) finnclass.org.nz
skype: finnnzl2

 

www.finnclass.org.nz

NORWAY

NORWEGIAN FINN ASSOCIATION
Trollkleiva 36
1389 Heggedal
NORWAY
www.finnjolle.no

President
Tore Glen Berg
tore-glen.berg(at)ge.com
Tel: +47 99096547

POLAND

Secretary
Piotr Pajor
piotr.pajor (at)finnclasss.pl
www.finnclass.org

 

PORTUGAL

Jorge Melo

jpmelo (at) milleniumbcp.pt

 

ROMANIA

Dumitru Fratila
Str. Eliberarii no. 33
Bl. AE p. 17.
INEL II Constanta
Romania

Tel +40 41616105
Fax + 40 416 16105

RUSSIA

Secretary General
All Russia Yachting Federation
Lushnetskaya nad. 8
119270 Moscow
Russia

Vasiliy Kravchenko
ul. Vilisa Latsisa
21, bld.2, off.49
125480, Moscow
Russia

E-mail: finn (at) moscow-finnclass.ru

SLOVAKIA

Mr Robert Por
Secretary
Slovakian Finn Class Association
Šamorínska 4
903 01 Senec
Slovak Republic

 

SLOVENIA

Slovenian Sailing Federation
Kopalisko nabrezje 5
SI-6000 KOPER
Slovenia

Tel: +386 5 626 1515
Fax: +386 5 627 2420
E-mail: info (at) jadralna-zveza.si

SOUTH AFRICA

Ken Reynolds
South African Finn Association
PO Box 479
Green Point
8051 Cape Town
South Africa

Tel +27 11 48 01281 (H)
Tel +27 11 787 35 58 (W)
Email: kenjean (at) worldonline.co,za

 

SPAIN

Victor Serrano (ESP109)
Alameda de San Antón,
17 7.B - 30205 Cartagena
Spain

Tel no: +34.968.50.26.32 / +34.968.50.36.26
Fax no: +34.968.50.56.43
Email: clase_finn (at) yahoo.es

 

SWEDEN

President
Swedish Finn Association
Tolvmansgatan 9
SE-65460 KARLSTAD
Sweden

Bjorn Allansson

bjorn (at) sailbjorn.se

Email: Torsten Jarnstam
torstenjarnstam (at) yahoo.se

www.finnjolle.se

SWITZERLAND

Jiri Huracek
Spitalgasse 37
3011 Bern
Schweiz
Tel: 079 439 22 02

Tel:079 439 22 02
Email: jhuracek (at) yahoo.com

www.finn.ch

Hans Althaus

h-m.althaus (at)bluewin.ch

TURKEY

Secretary:Mugi Sili (Turkish Federation)

tyf-istanbul (at) tyf.org.tr

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

British Finn Association

Secretary: Martin Hughes
gbr567 (at) gmail.com

President: John Heyes

John (at) Legacysportmedia.com

Membership:  Rory Barnes
roryb (at) barnesingram.co.uk

www.finnuk.org.uk

UKRAINE

Sergey Kotov
Odessa reg.
Yuzhny, 65481
Lenin St 16/41

Tel: +38 0505061142
Fax: +380484222786

Email: sslaser (at) ukrnet.net

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Mr Ben Beer
Secretary
US Virgin Islands Finn Association
6501 Red Hook Plz #54
St Thomas 802
US Virgin Islands

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

US Finn Association

Secretary: Joe Chinburg
7055 Queen St.
Arvada CO 80004 USA

www.nafinnclass.org

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YUGOSLAVIA

Srdjan Volarevic
Ohridaka 7
11080 Beograd
Yugoslavia

Tel +38 111 619 873
Fax +38 111 612 879
Email: sem (at) f4lab.carrier.kiev.ua Web site: www.city.ch/yusail
Yugoslav sailing website: www.yusail.org
email: yusail (at) yusail.org

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Finn Secretary
P.O. Box UA 491, Union Avenue
Harare
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

George Cavaglia
Argentinian Finn Association
Juramento 2828 7“A”
CP1428
City Capital federal
Argentina

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AUSTRALIA

Secretary

International Finn Association of Australia

146 Palm Beach Drive

Patterson Lakes

Victoria 3197

Australia

Email: brian.reynolds2 (at)optusnet.com.au
www.finnaustralia.org

AUSTRIA

Secretary:

Österreichische Finn Vereinigung
c/o Florian Urban
Lannastraße 11
4810 Gmunden

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.finnclass.at

 

BELARUS

Ms Elena Zubareva
Belarus Finn Association

c/o Belarus Sailing Union

220002, Masherova Av 25-302

Minsk
Republic of Belarus

Tel +375 172 843 029
Fax + 375 172 316 328

BELGIUM

Finn Class Belgium
Mr Paul Goossens

Durmelaan 20

9160 Lokeren

Email: paul.goossens (at) intel.com
www.finn-sailing.be

BERMUDA

Brett Wright
7 Cove Point Lane
Spanish Point
Pembroke, Bermuda

 

BRAZIL

Fernando A.V. Madureira

Secretary

Brazilian Finn Association

Rua Visconde Silva 41/306 , Botafogo

Rio de Janeiro , R.J.

 

BULGARIA

Mr Rosen Marangozov

Secretary

Bulgarian Finn Class Association

75 Blvd Vassil Levski

Bulgaria

 

CANADA

Lawrence Lemieux
5366 Walker's Line, RR2
Milton, Ontario
L9T 2X6
Canada
Tel +1 905 331 0817

Email: lemieux (at) idirect.com

 

COSTA RICA

Rodrigo Vazquez
P.O. Box 476
San Jose
Costa Rica

 

CROATIA

Cicarelli, L. - Hrvatski Jedrilicarski Savez
Obala Hrvatskog Preporoda 3/II
21000 Split
Croatia

Tel FED +385 21 45788
Fax +385 21 585881

CZECH REPUBLIC

Tomas Vika
Na Babach 172
Praha 4 - Seberov
149 00
Czech Republic

mobil: +420 732 546 850
mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DENMARK

Secretary Kenneth Bøggild

Granvej 8

2635 Ishøj

 

E.mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.finnjolle.dk

ESTONIA

Secretary

Estonian Finn Association

PO Box 61

Parnu EE 3600

Estonia

 

FINLAND

Matti Nirkko
Hirsikalliontie 23-25 E
02710 Espoo
Finland

Tel (H): +358 9 593291
Tel (Mob): +358 400 444 416
Fax: +358 9 586 3138
Email: mattinirkko (at) mac.com

FRANCE

Claire Allain des Beauvais

Finn France Secretary

3 rue de la Gaudinière

44300 Nantes

France

Email: claire (at) allain-des-beauvais.com
Web site :http://www.finn-france.fr/

GERMANY

President

Friedrich Müller GER 146

Basaltstr. 8
26725 Emden

Telefon +49 4921 21139
Fax +49 4921 358770

Vice-President

Matthias Bohn
Schillerstr.19
18055 Rostock
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.finnwelle.de

GREECE

Davourlis Pangiotis

 

INDIA

Indian Finn Association

c/o Maj N S Johal

Army Yachting Node

Pilot Bunder Road

Colaba, Mumbai- 400 005

India

 

HONG KONG

N. Bryan
Hong Kong & Shanghai Corp. Level 17
Queen's Road
Central Hong Kong
Hong Kong

 

HUNGARY

Dr. Balazs Hajdu
PLUS Food Discount Ltd.
Jaszberenyi ut 43-47.
1106 Budapest
Hungary

T: + 36 1 265 5170
F: + 36 1 265 5163
M:+ 36 30 332 7415
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:
www.finn.sailing.hu

ICELAND

Runar Stinsen
Havleyrarbraut 5
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland

 

IRELAND

Irish Finn Association

Driftwood

1 Harbour Crescent

Dalkey Co.Dublin

Ireland

 

 

ITALY

Marco Buglielli
Via Cinigiano 7

00139 Roma

Italy

Tel: +39.06.35420953

Fax and vocal box: +39.178.2718760
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site
www.classefinn.it

JAPAN

Mr Kazuaki Kaido
Japan Yachting Association
Dr Kishi Memorial Hall
1-1-1 Jinnan-Shibuya-Ku
Tokyo 150

 

LITHUANIA

Lithuanian Finn Association

Kastytis Sabas

V. Putvinskio g. 30/6

44211 Kaunas

Lithuania

 

MACEDONIA

Mr Ivan Andreeski

S.C.Snegar-Struga

M.Tito No.71

6330 Struga

Macedonia

 

MONOCO

Michael Kurtz

34 Quay Jean-Charles Rey

98000 Monaco

Monaco

 

NETHERLANDS

Finn Club Holland
Secretary: Robert Sledziewski
Elandsstraat 16
1016 SG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel +31 20 623 5263
Fax +31 20 623 4044
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site:
www.finn-sailing.nl

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Finn Association

John Duff 259 Bothwell Park Rd RD2, Waiuku, Auckland

+64 9 235 2738 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.finnclass.org.nz

NORWAY

Norwegian Finn class

Nordstand vei 58B

1163 Oslo

Norway

 

POLAND

Secretary

Polish Finn Association

ul. Barcza 23/4

10-685 Olsztyn

Poland

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

mobile phone  +48 507106337.

 

PORTUGAL

Rodrigo Quina

Associação Portuguesa da Classe FINN

Campo Pequeno 36-2 esq

1000 - 080 Lisboa

Portugal

 

ROMANIA

Dumitru Fratila
Str. Eliberarii no. 33
Bl. AE p. 17.
INEL II Constanta
Romania

Tel +40 41616105
Fax + 40 416 16105

RUSSIA

Secretary General

All Russia Yachting Federation

Lushnetskaya nad. 8

119270 Moscow

Russia

 

Vasiliy Kravchenko

ul. Vilisa Latsisa

21, bld.2, off.49

125480, Moscow

Russia

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SLOVAKIA

Mr Robert Por

Secretary

Slovakian Finn Class Association

Šamorínska 4

903 01 Senec

Slovak Republic

 

SLOVENIA

Bojan Gale, Secretary General
Slovenian Sailing Federation
Kopalisko nabrezje 5
SI-6000 KOPER
Slovenia

Tel: +386 5 626 1515
Fax: +386 5 627 2420
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOUTH AFRICA

Ken Reynolds
South African Finn Association
PO Box 479
Green Point
8051 Cape Town
South Africa

Tel +27 11 48 01281 (H)
Tel +27 11 787 35 58 (W)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SPAIN

Victor Serrano (ESP109)
Alameda de San Antón,
17 7.B - 30205 Cartagena
Spain

Tel no: +34.968.50.26.32 / +34.968.50.36.26
Fax no: +34.968.50.56.43
Email
: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SWEDEN

President

Swedish Finn Association

Tolvmansgatan 9

SE-65460 KARLSTAD

Sweden

 

SWITZERLAND

Jiri Huracek
Spitalgasse 37
3011 Bern
Schweiz
Tel: 079 439 22 02

Tel:079 439 22 02
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.finn.ch

TURKEY

Secretary: Arif Gurdenli
MCT Sungurlar Is Merkezi kat 5
Yildiz Posta cad
Besiktas

Tel+90 212 310 17 00
Fax+90 212 236 59 81
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UNITED KINGDOM

Rory Barnes

British Finn Association

Membership: Brian Porter

British Finn Association

Linden Lea

Down Street

West Ashling PO18 8DS

Chichester

UK

Email: roryb (at) barnesingram.co.uk

www.finnuk.org.uk

UKRAINE

Sergey Kotov
Odessa reg.
Yuzhny, 65481
Lenin St 16/41

Tel: +38 0505061142
Fax: +380484222786

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Mr Ben Beer

Secretary

US Virgin Islands Finn Association

6501 Red Hook Plz #54

St Thomas

802

US Virgin Islands

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

US Finn Association
USA Secretary: Scott Mason

178 Shorecliff Road

Corona del Mar

CA 92625

USA

(949) 278-5811 (cell)

email: smason (at) advbenesys.com

www.nafinnclass.org

YUGOSLAVIA

Srdjan Volarevic
Ohridaka 7
11080 Beograd
Yugoslavia

Tel +38 111 619 873
Fax +38 111 612 879
Email:
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Yugoslav sailing website:
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ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Finn Secretary
P.O. Box UA 491, Union Avenue
Harare
Zimbabwe

 

Suppliers

Boatbuilders
Devoti Sailing
- Czech Republic
Jibetech
- USA - the new builder of the Lemieux Finn
Pata Boats
- Hungary
Wilke
- Switzerland.
HiTechSailing
- UK
Petticrows - UK
BlueBlue - Poland

Dealers and suppliers
Suntouched:
UK dealer for the  Devoti Finn and accessories
Dinghy Racing Centre
- Dealer for Devoti in The Netherlands (formerly HIT Masts)
Finnports - Supplier and charter in Australia

Masts
Pata Boats
- Hungary
Wilke (Swiss Marine Composites)
Dinghy Racing Centre
- Netherlands (formerly HIT Masts)
www.c-tech.co.nz
- New Zealand

Booms
Art of Racing - New Zealand 

Sails
North Sails
Victory Sails - Slovenoa
WB Sails
- Finland
Doyle Raudaschl
- Austria
Dynamic Sails - UK

Other
Finnports/NB Sailsports - Finn and RIB charter in Australia
Zhik
- Sailing gear
Marina Dellas
(Boat charter, gear)
Hi Tech Sailing
(Hiking simulators)
W
averunna (hikers and wetSuits)
Jan Kingma Half models (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Netherlands
Regatta Active Images
(Jan Walker)
Finnsailing.de
(Finn shop with a variety of products)
Clamcleat
- UK
P
orttackoption (coach boat hire in Weymouth, Perth and elsewhere)
Mauri Pro Sailing
(Finn parts and fittings, Texas, USA)
coachboat.com (coach boat services)
HIT Trailer - Enclosed boat trailer

Hall of Fame

President of Honour - Gerardo Seeliger

Life Honorary Member - Nikos Kouklelis (1921-1995)        

 

HALL OF FAME    

Rickard Sarby  

Jorg Bruder  

Paul Elvström  

Gilbert Lamboley  

Willy Kuhweide  

Hubert Raudaschl  

John Bertrand  

Lasse Hjortnaes  

Jose Luis Doreste  

Fredrik Lööf  

Jose-Maria van der Ploeg  

August Miller  

Mateusz Kusznierewicz  

Ben Ainslie

 

The Finn

The Finn was designed in 1949 to be the 'monotype' dinghy at the 1952 Olympic Games. It has remained an Olympic cass ever since and is now the longest standing of any Olympic dinghy class. It currently fills the slot for the Heavyweight Dinghy.

Brief facts:

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Ben Ainslie, 2008
Hull Material GRP (classic boats wood)
Year Designed: 1949
Hull Length 4.5 metres
Beam 1.5 metres
Mainsail Area 10.2 square metres
Hull Weight 107 kg
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What the sailors say:

In other classes, there is very little difference in speed between the good and the very good. But in the Finn, the very good can always leave distance between himself and all others. If you really love competitive sailing, want to work hard, race hard and enjoy the fruits of your efforts then the Finn Class is for you. Paul Elvstrom (1962)  

To replace the Finn in the Olympics would be the same as replacing the skis with snowboards in the alpine disciplines. Paul Elvstrom (1999)  

The unique spirit of the Finn class transcends generations. Finn sailors know what it takes to master this magnificent boat, being the most physical and tactical in the world. This bonds them together. Jacques Rogge (1998)  

I credit the Finn as the best class available, offering an individual a true platform to learn and compete in at the highest level. The knowledge and work ethics gained from my years of Finn sailing have benefited me in all aspects of sailing throughout my career. Peter Holmberg (1998)  

When asked what boat you sail it is sufficient to say 'Finn' to prove excellence. Paul Henderson (1998)  

The Finn is the most physically and mentally demanding singlehander in the world. It breeds exceptional, all-round sailors by testing all aspects of racing. IFA   The cult of the International Finn Monotype may seem strange to some people, but to us devotees, there is nothing else remotely like it. The Finn offers the most purely athletic form of yacht racing and is, therefore, the most fundamentally competitive. The Finn offers the rewarding opportunity of doing a difficult thing well. There will always be those who aspire to be the master of a Finn. Jack Knights (1961)  

We are the most important class in the world today. We have more boats starting in more races throughout the world than any other class. We must grow through this strength and we must fight the idea of giving up the Finn as an Olympic class boat. Vernon Stratton (1967)  

The Finn Class is unique. I learnt about winning and losing against the world's best. I established life long friends around the world as I learnt how tough physically and mentally a sail boat could be. I learnt the finest details of tuning and balance, the painful difference between fast and slow. Of all the boats that I have raced, from Sabots to the America's Cup and all the classes in between, for me the tough little Finn is the most sacred of them all. This class is a classic. John Bertrand (1998)

 

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Finn format trials survey: The pros and cons

Following requests to trial a ‘first across the line’ race format, the Finn class carried out trials at two events early in 2017 – the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma and the European Championship in Marseille. Both were designed around a winner-takes-all final race where the first boat across the line was the winner. As expected, both events produced a lot of feedback, good and bad, and after the Europeans the Finn Class organised an online survey to assess the success or otherwise of the trials and gather further feedback.

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