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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Joaquín Blanco awarded Finn Gold Cup 40 years late

The 1977 Finn Gold Cup never happened. The winner of the renamed Finn World Week was never officially acknowledged as WorldChampion. Now, 40 years later, Spaniard, Joaquín Blanco has been acknowledged by the class and his peers as the 1977 FinnWorld Champion and has had his name engraved on the Finn Gold Cup, denied to him four decades ago by the unwelcomeintrusion of global politics. Now, four decades later, on Saturday, 23 June, 2017, the Finn Class has rewritten history.

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