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More news on the Finn Class Facebook Page and Twitter feed

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

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



November 2016

Updated Event Manual and Constitution added to documents page.

August 2016

Download Rio preview here

July 2016

Jump to our Olympic News page here

Championship dates for 2017 added here.

April 2016

A provisional Agenda for the 2016 IFA AGM can now be read here along with some of the Executive reports.






December 2014

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand goes live

Ed Wright wins SWC Melbourne from Oliver Tweddell and Jake Lilley. Both Wright and Tweddell win places at the 2015 SWC Final in Abu Dhabi. Results

November 2014

Vasilij Zbogar won the ISAF SWC Abu Dhabi final from Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic and Caleb Paine. Results

October 2014

Dates for 2015 - The following dates are now confirmed for 2015
 - Europeans - Split, Croatia: 9-17 May
 - Silver Cup - Valencia, Spain: 28 June - 5 July
 - Finn Gold Cup - Takapuna, New Zealand: 21-29 November

Event websites are under construction. 

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander

See a news summary on this site here
Event websiteISAF Worlds Page • ISAF Live Blog • Results

August 2014

All sailors going to the ISAF Worlds in Santander please note the Notice of Race Amendment No. 2 regarding flags on sails. 

The first Rio test event is on: Event website here: http://www.aquecerio.com

2014 IFA AGM
This will be held on May 3 in La Rochelle, during the European Championships. Please send Agenda items to Corinne as soon as possible. At the meeting the class will be voting on all three major championships for 2016, and we welcome more bids for these.

February 2014
It's been a busy start to the year with the new website being launched, a magazine for the Finn Masters and the first events at Miami and Cannes. In Cannes, Jonathan Lobert won from Deniss Karpaak and Tapio Nirkko. 2014 will be an important year for many on the journey to Rio and we'll be keeping you informed every step of the way.

January 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Giles Scott snatched a last minute victory from Oliver Tweddell and Jorge Zarif.




Major Championships 2013



December 2013
Bjorn Allansson won his first ever major event at the ISAF Sailig World Cup Melbourne, from Oliver Tweddell and Jake Lilley

September 2013
Hungarian September - 2in1
Two great competitions in one trip on Lake Balaton
Sept. 11-15 European Masters Championship – Tihany
Sept. 18-22 Hungarian Championship – Balatonfüred

August 2013
Finn Gold Cup in Tallinn
Welcome Regatta 19-20 August More...
The Cup arrives in Tallinn More...
Daily Videos: Opening Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 Day 5 - Medal race
Finn Class Photos on Flickr
More photos

July 2013
Vasilij Zbogar wins Europeans in Warnemunde: //www.flickr.com/photos/97957734@N04/" target="_blank" data-mce-href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/97957734@N04/">Photo gallery - Results
Videos: Practice race - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 Day 5 - Day 6

Silver Cup Results - Jury board //www.flickr.com/photos/97957734@N04/" target="_blank" data-mce-href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/97957734@N04/">Photos

June 2013
On August 23-26 WV Randmeer, The Netherlands is organising the Open Dutch Championship Finn Master 2013. More info here.

May 2013

Following the tragic loss of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson on May 9 in San Francisco, the Finn Class extends its sympathies and condolences to all his family, friends, team mates and fellow sailors. He will be sorely missed by an enormous number of people. We all share in this sad loss.

Tributes hereherehere and here.

Masters: Three days of training planned before the Finn World Masters starts next weekend. Details

March 2013
Documents added for International University Sailing Cup including Notice of Race, Budget and visa instructions 

January 2013
FINNatics republished on Amazon. More here








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.

Read more ...




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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