A great piece of archive film has come to light of the legendary Finn sailor Paul Elvstrom sailing three of his favourite boats, including the Finn and speaking about the spirit of sailing.

“Sports need not only be competition, show, exercise etc. The great sporting talent may be considered as an artist among other artists – with a special genius to express themselves through their sporting ability.” The film shows Paul Elvstrom sailing in a Finn, Trapeze and a Soling, as he talks about his life-long relationship with sailing.

With a narration by Richard Creagh-Osborne, you can now show this short film to your other half for a clear and complete explanation of why you sail a Finn…….

View the film here.


Elvstrom returned to Finn sailing at age 70.