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.
Henry Wetherell wins the GAC Pindar 2018 British Championships.
Henry Wetherell clinched his first Finn national title at Mengeham Rythe SC on Sunday after only one further race was possible on the final day. British Sailing Team member Wetherell also took the U 23 title, ahead of GAC Pindar U 23 Cameron Tweedle in second with Grand Master Graham Tinsley third, in his first Finn event. Read the full report here.
Ed Wright claims second European title in spectacular medal race.
Ed Wright won his second Finn European title on Saturday, in Cádiz, after a spectacular medal race in high winds and huge waves that nearly resulted in the race being cancelled. Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, had led all week, but several capsizes and a last place left him with the silver, while Max Salminen, from Sweden took the bronze, after winning the race. Read the full report here
Read how the BFA GAC Pindar U 23 Team got on in our latest news here.
Giles Scott returns triumphant!
British Olympic gold medalist Giles Scott confirmed he is still the king of the Finn class with an emphatic win in the medal race at the first World Cup Series event of 2018 in Miami, to take the gold by 32 points. It was a great day for the British Sailing Team, with a 1,3,4 in the Medal Race. Ben Cornish had a great race to claim third ahead of team mate Ed Wright, although their positions were reversed in the overall results. Read the full report here.
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.