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More news on the Finn Class Facebook Page and Twitter feed

October 2018

2019 Calendar now available here.


All major dates for 2019 now confirmed.

Europeans - Marsala, Sicily, 9 to 17 May
Masters - Shovskoved, Denmark, 7-17 June
Silver Cup - Anzio, Italy 14-20 July
Masters Europeans - Schwerin, Germany, 11-15 September
Finn Gold Cup - Royal BrightonYC, Melbourne, 13 - 21 December

August 2018
For all reports from the 2018 Finn Silver Cup in Koper, Slovenia please check the event website at 2018.finnsilvercup.org

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.



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












Legacy of an Olympic Legend

The story of the Finn class has been, and will always be, the greatest sailing story in the history of the Olympics. But, after 18 Olympic Games, it would seem the Finn is no longer required, effectively excluding the best athletes in the sport: a sad reflection of modern decision-making processes.

Read more ...




Finnfare November 2018 cover150

November 2018

Legacy of an Olympic Legend, Aarhus Finn Gold Cup, Interferance between boats when sailing upwind, SIlver Cup in Koper, The Sarby Letter.

Read it online here or downoad PDF here





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