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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


All current news articles can be found in the menu on the left. Archived news can be found under the NEWS menu above.



International Finn Association (IFA)

The International Finn Association is the world governing body for the Finn class. It administers the rules, organises world and European championships and co-ordinates the activities of National Finn Associations worldwide.

There are no individual members of the IFA. Finn owners become members of their National Finn Association which in turn pays a fee per member to the IFA.

The NFA member then gets an IFA sticker and receives FINNFARE through its NFA.

There are around 50 National Finn Associations worldwide ranging from the very large to just a handful of friends enjoying sailing the Finn.




International Finn Association AGM Minutes and agendas
[Links will be added as soon as possible]

2008 AGM Minutes
2008AGM Agenda

2007AGM Minutes
2007 AGM Agenda

2006 Minutes, reports and accounts
2006 AGM Agenda

2005 AGM Minutes

2004 AGM Minutes

2003 AGM Minutes
2003 AGM Agenda

2002 AGM Minutes
2002 AGM Minutes and Agenda

2001 AGM Minutes and Agenda
2000 AGM Minutes and Agenda

1999 AGM Minutes
1998 AGM Minutes




Finn Class Measurement Form and Measurement Certifucate can be downloaded from ISAF site. Here


Current Finn Class Rules can be downloaded from ISAF site. Here




NEW - IFA Event Manual 2018 (PDF)
(This document replaces the Championship Rules, Championship Manual, Silver Cup Rules, application form, and other documents) 

IFA Constitution 2017  (PDF)




Sailing at its best - free to use video on Finn sailing.
[download]  12.4 Mb

Executive Committee

Executive Committee of IFA 2017-18


President of Honour
Gerardo Seeliger
Paseo Marquesa Viuda de Aldama, 52
28109 La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain
Mob: +34 609 20 10 20
Email: gerardo.seeliger (at) fundacionsyc.org

Dr. Balázs Hajdu
Furj u 25, H-1124 Budapest, Hungary
T: + 36 1 319 1680, M:+ 36 30 332 7415
Email: balazs.hajdu (at )t-online.hu

Vice-President - Sailing
Rafael Trujillo
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Vice President - Development
Marc Allain des Beauvais
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Executive Director
Corinne McKenzie
39 Rue de Portal d'Amont
66370 Pezilla la Riviera, France
Tel: +33 670 101 813 (m) - Tel/Fax: +33 4 68 92 60 46
Email: corinne.mckenzie (at) orange.fr
Skype: corinnerollandmckenzie

Honorary Treasurer
Tim Carver
Tel: +44 7798 927971
Email: tim (at) timcarver.com
Skype: carvert

Vice-President - Masters Fleet
Andy Denison
4 Wickfield Avenue, Christchurch, BH23 1JB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1202 484748
Mob: +44 (0)7802 355522
Email: andy (at) denisons.com

Chairman Technical Committee
Paul McKenzie
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chief Measurer
Jüri Saraskin
Lossi 1A 12616 Tallinn Estonia
Tel:(W) +372 6716 777,  (H) +372 6726222
Mobile: +372 50 11321  - Fax: +372 6726778
Email: info (at) perimex.ee

Chairman of the Marketing Committee, FINNFARE Editor and Webmaster
Robert Deaves
2 Exeter Road, Ipswich. IP3 8JL, England
Mob: +44 (0)7932 047046
Email: robertdeaves (at) yahoo.co.uk
Skype: robert.deaves

Special Projects
Michele Marchesini
v.le Roma 17, 37018 Malcesine, Italy
Tel: +39 45 7400077, Fax: +39 45 7400042
Email: michele.marchesini (at) me.com

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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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FINNFARE December 2017 150

December 2017

Finn Gold Cup on Balaton, U23 World Championship, Wooden Finn restoration, FIDeS update, World update, 2017 AGM and Accounts

Download a PDF here or read the magazine online here.




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