Welcome to the British Finn Association…
This is the home of UK Finn sailing where you will find our race calendar, information on international regattas, training, tuning & technique advice, an active forum & marketplace plus all the info you need to start Finn sailing. See the latest membership benefits from our supporting Partners.
Britain has a rich heritage of success in the Finn at Olympic and World Championship level, but the majority of the UK fleet is made up of Under 23, Club and Masters sailors who enjoy racing Finns at all levels.
Giles Scott becomes an MBE
The BFA congratulates Giles Scott on being awarded the MBE in New Year’s Honours list. Giles along with Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were named as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to sailing following their Rio 2016 achievements where Scott won gold with a day to spare to maintain a five-Games British winning streak in the Finn, whilst Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark claimed a first ever British Olympic gold in the 470 Women’s class. See latest news here.
Giles Scott maintains Great Britain’s dominance in the Finn class with a fifth successive gold medal!
Scott won his first gold medal with a race to spare, racking up a massive 32pt lead with a second place in the 10 knot medal race on the Sugarloaf course, off Rio’s Copacabana beach. Scott followed in the wake of Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy to take Great Britain’s tally to five successive Finn gold medals.
The BFA sends our heartiest congratulations to Giles and his coach Matt Howard for a thoroughly professional campaign and perfect race execution under all the pressure of the Olympic stage. We just hope his boss at Land Rover BAR allows him some time off to defend his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020!
Congratulations to Ben Cornish on his second UK National Championship and to runners up Pete McCoy and Hector Simpson. Thanks to Christchurch SC for a well organised, fantastic event – 59 boats, great racing and perfect weather.
The great attraction of the Finn is that you don’t need a brand new boat to be competitive – top regattas are regularly won by 10-yr-old boats. A growing route in for sailors on a budget is the ‘Classic with Carbon’ option – any pre-1985 hull super-charged with a second-hand modern rig. Classic boats are warmly welcomed at all BFA events and are often seen in the top 10 with the Modern Race Boats.
Latest Race Reports…
The Finn fleets have a very active racing programme at all levels from Olympic events though to the equally keenly fought Classic fleet through the CVRDA.
To read the latest regatta reports click the images below.