Finn

Finn

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The men’s heavyweight singlehanded Finn has been an Olympic dinghy longer than any of the current slate and was designed in Sweden by Rickard Sarby in 1949 for a design competition for a new boat for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. The Finn has an unstayed mast that allows the helm to tailor the very powerful rig to his body size and sailing style.

It is widely regarded as one of the toughest physical challenges in sailing, requiring an extremely fit and strong sailor to drive the 116 kg hull upwind and then, when the wind is over 10 knots, to use free kinetics downwind continually to fan the 10 square metre sail that produces heart rates similar to sprinters. However the Finn is also very tactical, producing very close competition and intense battles on the racecourse.

The Finn is active in 50 countries worldwide has an especially vibrant and widespread Masters fleet which attracts huge fleets to its Finn World Masters.

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  • Oli Tweddell - Australian Finn Sailor

    Episode 1

    For Ben's media studies, he decided to film and document Australian Sailing Team member Oli Tweddel on what he does while sailing the Finn. "My main idea was to create a film that would appeal to sailors who understand the sport, and want to see it in a way that has never been documented before, ...

  • Monday Blast with Oli Tweddell

    Episode 2

    Ben went out with Oli Tweddell for a little training session one Monday, here's how it went down...

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 3

    Day 1 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shifty and gusty conditions made it tough racing for the 700 competitors who all enjoyed a great days racing at Medemblik

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 4

    Day 2 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Lighter conditions on the second day of racing in Medemblik where the Olympic Classes enjoyed another great day racing.

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 5

    Day 3 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Strong winds and steeper waves made the third day of racing the most challenging so far with plenty of swimming for the competitors..

  • 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 6

    Day 4 Round up from the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - The competitors were greeted by a gentle breeze which quickly built throughout the day - With the Medal Races taking place for some of the Olympic Classes, everything was to play for.