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.
GAC Pindar 2019 UK Nationals – NOR published
The BFA is very pleased to announce that the 2019 UK Nationals will once again be sponsored by GAC Pindar, who are also continuing their support of the Under 23 squad and helping them gain some big boat racing opportunities, as well as campaigning for the Silver Cup.
The Notice Of Race for the GAC Pindar Finn Nationals Championships is now available here, enter before the end of May and get a 25% discount on the entry fee. Entries open now via My BFA page.
Olympic champion Giles Scott claimed his third Finn Europeans title in Athens, after sailing down his only rival on points, Zsombor Berecz. The unfortunate Hungarian was sailed to the back of the medal race fleet and was given a penalty by Scott, which ensured the two finished 9th & 10th, leaving Andy Maloney (NZL) to take the race win and the Silver medal.
Scott said, “Zsombor was the only guy that could beat me, so I felt I had to go and be aggressive. It’s never nice sailing someone out of a position they had fought hard to be in but you have to work hard to protect your own position.” but in turn Finn style they were still friends afterwards!
2018 European Champion Ed Wright also sailed well in the tricky, light conditions to secure 7th in the medal race and 10th overall.
Read Robert Deaves’ full report here
Henry Wetherell wins silver in Under 23 Europeans.
UK National Champion Henry Wetherell was the runner up un the U23 event, after Nils Theuninck (SUI) was disqualified in the final race. GAC Pindar U23 squad sailors Callum Dixon and James Skulczuk also put in strong performances to finish 8th and 12th respectively. Skulczuk had a moment of glory in race 6, leading Scott and the entire senior fleet around the windward mark!
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.