Finn

Finn

5 Seasons

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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  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Tuesday

    Episode 1

    Tuesday - Day Two of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Day One

    Episode 2

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Day One highlights including interviews with Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) and Jonas Hoegh-Christensen (DEN).

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Day Two

    Episode 3

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Day Two highlights including interviews with Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) and Josh Junior (NZL).

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Day Three

    Episode 4

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Day Three highlights including interview with Ben Cornish (GBR).

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Day Four

    Episode 5

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Day Four highlights with Josh Junior (NZL) leading overnight.

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Day Five

    Episode 6

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Day Five highlights including interviews with Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), Jonas Hoegh-Christensen (DEN) and Ben Cornish (GBR).

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 7

    A cold, windy and bumpy start to the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as 21 races were completed throughout the day.

  • Finn European 2016 Championship - Final Day

    Episode 8

    Olympic Class Finn sailors competing at the 2016 Europeans hosted in Barcelona, Spain. Final day highlights including interviews with Zsombor Berecz (HUN) and overall winner Pieter-Jan Postma (NED).

    Video Producer: Lavinia - Credit: International Finn Association

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 9

    Patience was the key on day two of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as light winds meant minimising risks and consistency where key to winning the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 10

    Light winds delayed racing on day three of the Delta Lloyd Regatta - the breeze steadily filled in throughout the day to provide fantastic conditions for the Olympic Classes.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 11

    A building onshore breeze bought the best conditions of the week so far at the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta, sailors took advantage of the conditions to extend their leads in their respective classes in the build up to the Medal Races.