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.
UK Masters and National Championships entry now open!
With the weather now looking more like summer and travel restrictions lifting, the BFA season is now in full swing! The Solway Open meeting is coming up this weekend in the scenic waters of Kipford and entry is now open for the UK Masters and Open at Mengeham Rythe on 26/27th June and the UK Nationals two weeks later at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. We are pleased to announce Ronstan and The Old Salt Loft as supporting partners for the UK National Championships – Ronstan will generously provide 30% discount vouchers for every entrant to the Nationals, as well as a whole heap of great prizes. The Old Salt loft in Burnham-On-Crouch is also supplying a number of their unique sail fabric bags, including new Finn cockpit bags.
As a result of the numerous cancelled events last year the Committee is keen to provide value to members and has elected to grant a £50 discount on the entry fee for the UK Nationals, available to BFA members who renewed their membership before the March 1st deadline. This makes the entry fee the Nationals at the Royal Torbay YC on July 9-11th just £40 for those that qualify. The NoR is now available and an entry form for non-BFA sailors is available on the event calendar. Current BFA members can entry online via their Webcollect account here:
James Skulczuk wins the GAC Pindar 2019 UK Nationals!
James Skulczuk of the GAC Pindar U23 squad has won his first Finn Nationals title. James, a product of the successful BFA initiative to develop a pathway for sailors over 85kgs who had outgrown youth classes, overcame a talented fleet of ex British Sailing team members, Olympians and World Champions. Runner up was another rising U23 Squad talent, Callum Dixon who together with Skulczuk has been training and competing on the European circuit all year, building impressive fitness and a winning mentality. Both now head off to Anzio, Italy for the Silver Cup – the highly competitive U23 World Championship, Good luck to you both!
Read the full Nationals report here,
Top five winners at the GAC Pindar Finn Nationals. from left: John Greenwood, Hector Simpson, James Skulczuk, Callum Dixon, Pete McCoy.
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.