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Finn Pictorial - Valencia shows off the best recent conditions

by Robert Deaves on 9 Mar 2013
Finn Class sailing in Valencia Pavlina Soukupova
After the announcement of the joint venture between the Finn Class and the Dinghy Academy here), Valencia has been showing off some of its best conditions for the assembled Finn sailors in recent months.

Top Finn sailor Vasiliy Zbogar (SLO) commented, 'Valencia is one of the best places in the world to train. We have always had good wind and weather.'

There to capture these moments is the talented Pavlina Soukupova who has not only brought the tough challenge of Finn sailing to life with startling clarity, but has also turned Finn photography into a fascinating art form.












There's more information on the Dinghy Academy here and Pavlina's website can be found at: Finn Class website

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