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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
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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The Finn class operates an integrated media platform which includes many third party services such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.


Daily regatta reports
The Finn class produces in depth daily reports from its major championships and briefer daily reports from most Sailing World Cup events which are circulated to a wide mailing list including sailors, press, national authorities and interested parties. You can subscribe to the service here

Photos can be downloaded royalty free from the Finn Class site at Flickr (see below). Higher resolution photos are available on request. Photos  for commercial use can be obtained for a small fee. More details here.

Media output

Class Website: www.finnclass.org
This is where you are now. Updated all year round with news reports from events, plus features and interviews. Gets around half a million hits a year, peaking during a major regatta.

Event sites:
www.finngoldcup.org/YEAR (for the Finn Gold Cup)
www.finneuropeans.org/ecYEAR (for the Finn Open and Junior European Championships)
These web addresses are made available to regatta organisers each year to create the event site.

Class YouTube site: www.youtube.com/thefinnchannel
The place for all the videos. Launched at the end of 2008 it has already had more than 500,000 video views with hundreds of Finn class videos posted.

Flickr page for Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97957734@N04 (all photos from 2013 onwards)
To find a photo select a SET and search. Some photos are tagged so try searching. To download, click on the thumbnail, then right click on the larger image and select the size you wish to download. Most images are stored at least 3000 pixels wide.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Finn_Class
Around 30-50 tweets are sent per day during Europeans and Gold Cups mainly from on the water bringing updates to race schedules and mark by mark roundings. The feed is also repeated on the blog and the website. Has 2,700 followers (February 2014)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Finn-Class/110408332633
Launched in early 2010, it quickly attracted a large fan base. [3,900 by February 2014]. All reports, results and photos are repeated here as well as more urgent announcements and press releases.

Boat tracking
The IFA works with organisers to encourage use of boat GPS tracking systems. At the 2009 Finn Gold Cup n Vallensbaek, Denmark, deivices were fitted to all boats for the whole regatta with the assistance of the Danish Sailing Federation. The organisers stated they were getting upwards of 8,000 tracking windows opened each day by the end of the week.

Media partners
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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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