Oisin Mcclelland – a Finn giant with a plan for Tokyo

If Finn sailors are looked upon as the giants of the sailing world, then Oisin Mcclelland (IRL) is a giant among Finn sailors. At his second and final Finn Silver Cup this week in Aarhus he is using the event as a marker to assess his progress since he first stepped into the Finn just over a year ago. His plan is then to step up his campaign to qualify Ireland for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and return to Aarhus in two years time for the first Olympic qualification event.

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Nenad Bugarin wins big wind second day in Aarhus and takes lead at Finn U23 Worlds

The Finn youth put on a spectacular show of physicality and very cool sailing on the second day at the U23 World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark, on Wednesday with three races in winds gusting 25 knots. After bronze and silver finishes in the last two years, Nenad Bugarin (CRO) has taken the overall lead at the half way stage. Max Kohlhoff (GER) enjoyed the power sailing day to remain in second, while Tuesday’s leader, Phillip Kasueske (GER) struggled in the breeze and dropped to third.

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Great opportunity for Finn U23 André Højen Christiansen on the road to Tokyo

Over the past year André Højen Christiansen (DEN) has had the opportunity to learn from one of the best Finn sailors of all time. In 2015 he was invited to join the training group of double world champion and London 2012 silver medalist Jonas Høgh-Christensen (DEN) as he prepared for the Rio Olympics. Højen Christiansen jumped at the chance, knowing that opportunities like that don’t come along every day.

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