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Greg Douglas wins the Canadian Finn Olympic Trials! By Canadian Sailing Team, , 11:29 PM Sat 19 May 2012
It was full on today! Falmouth delivered a day that can only be described as extreme, when you see the best in the world chicken gybing at the reach mark, and catastrophic capsizes prevalent you know the conditions are TOUGH! But it was the 'TOUGH' men in the fleet that battled it out for supremacy. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Ben Ainslie secures sixth title + Video By Robert Deaves, 2:35 AM Sat 19 May 2012
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth, UK has been a week of extremes and the final day was no different. Though a medal race was attempted, it was soon abandoned and an hour later racing was completely abandoned for the day as the wind disappeared. This left Ben Ainslie (GBR) as Finn World Champion for the sixth time. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Mixed day on the water for Brendan Casey By Craig Heydon, , 6:16 PM Fri 18 May 2012
Finn Gold Cup 2012 is being held in Falmouth, England. Today Brendan Casey narrowly missed out on a place in the medal race following a mixed day on the water. After light winds ruined any chance of racing on Wednesday three races were held in tough conditions on Thursday, with 25 knots of breeze and two to three metre seas making it almost survival conditions. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Top form from Ainslie on day 5 + Video By Robert Deaves, 5:07 AM Fri 18 May 2012
On day five of the Finn Gold Cup, an awesome performance was given by Ben Ainslie (GBR). In the toughest, roughest conditions that much of the fleet have sailed in for many years, he took three race wins and is now within a whisker of his sixth Finn World title. Ed Wright (GBR) remains in second while Jonas Høgh-Christensen (DEN) moves up to third. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Ainslie within touching distance of sixth world title By Lindsey Bell, 3:49 AM Fri 18 May 2012
J.P. Asset Management Finn Gold Cup penultimate day in Falmouth (Thursday 17th May) has seen Ben Ainslie move within touching distance of an historic sixth Finn World Championship title after three race wins amid ‘unbelievable’ conditions. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup – No racing held in Falmouth on Day 4 + Video By Robert Deaves, 4:12 AM Thu 17 May 2012
On J.P. Asset Management Finn Gold Cup Day 4 no racing was held in Falmouth, UK, after the wind spent most of the day spinning circles around the race committee. Three races will now be sailed on Thursday, to conclude the opening series, before Friday's medal race and final race. ...[more]


Testing conditions for day three of Finn Gold Cup By Craig Heydon, , 10:59 AM Wed 16 May 2012
Cold conditions and strong winds have dominated day three of the 2012 Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth, England. A further two races were completed with Brendan Casey the highest ranked Australian sailor in 14th overall. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Ainslie dominates in harsh conditions By Robert Deaves, , 4:00 AM Wed 16 May 2012
During the 2012 Finn Gold Cup, if any proof was needed that Ben Ainslie (GBR) is at the top of his game, then day three was proof indeed. After dominating and winning both races in the brutal environment of the cold and windy Falmouth Bay, he now takes a 10 point lead over Ed Wright (GBR) and Andrew Mills (GBR) at the half way stage. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Ainslie leads the fleet after day 2 + Video By Robert Deaves, 4:47 AM Tue 15 May 2012
The second day of the Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth was an outstanding one for the British sailors as Ben Ainslie (GBR) won the opening race to take the overall lead while Ed Wright (GBR) dropped to second and Andrew Mills (GBR) had another good day to move up to third. The second race of the day was won by Chris Cook (CAN). ...[more]


Canada's Chris Cook wins Day 2 at Finn Worlds By Robert Deaves, 4:05 AM Tue 15 May 2012
The second day of the Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth, UK, was an outstanding one for Chris Cook (CAN) as well as the British sailors with Ben Ainslie (GBR) winning the opening race to take the overall lead, Ed Wright (GBR) dropping to second and Andrew Mills (GBR) having another good day to move up to third. Victory in the second race of the day went to Canada's Chris Cook. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Tricky conditions on day 1 By Craig Heydon, , 12:04 PM Mon 14 May 2012
On the opening day of the 2012 Finn Gold Cup, tricky conditions challenged sailors in Falmouth, England, with a number picking up high scores. A lack of breeze kept the 95 sailors on shore on Sunday morning with two races eventually completed in a shifty offshore breeze. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Mixed bag Day 1 + Video By Robert Deaves, 7:00 AM Mon 14 May 2012
The opening day of the Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth, UK produced a mixed bag of results for a number of sailors with a shifty offshore breeze. After two races Ed Wright (GBR) leads Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Deniss Karpak (EST), while many sailors picked up high scores in the tricky conditions. The fleet was initially held ashore but there was a further delay on the water as the wind clocked round to the ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Opening ceremonies at the Royal Cornwall YC By Robert Deaves, , 5:40 AM Sun 13 May 2012
Finn Gold Cup - For the Finn Class, history, tradition and style are an inseparable part, so it was only fitting that the 2012 edition was opened amid the wonderful exhibition of British Olympic heritage in the stunningly modern and stylish National Maritime Museum Cornwall. ...[more]


Australian sailors continue their build up to London 2012 Olympics By Craig Heydon, , 6:26 PM Sat 12 May 2012
World Championships for the 470, Finn and Laser Radial classes are being held across Europe next week. Australian sailors will compete in the three World Championships as crews continue their build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Brit Jack Arnell youngest sailor to compete By Robert McMillan, , 9:10 AM Fri 11 May 2012
In the sailing world, when you think of 14 year old children, one imagines boys and girls sailing Optimists, maybe a Laser 4/7 or a 420. Well not in the case of Jack Arnell. Arnell, at the tender age of 14, is about to compete in his first Finn Gold Cup. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Falmouth welcomes the world Finn elite By Robert Deaves, , 1:15 AM Fri 11 May 2012
Falmouth Finn Festival continues this weekend with the opening of the Finn Gold Cup, the class world championship with 94 entries from 30 countries registered. As an Olympic Qualification Regatta, the principal objective of the week is to select the remaining six nations for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup - Images of sailors competing in Falmouth By Robert Deaves, 6:32 AM Thu 10 May 2012
JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup - There are just four days to go before the first races in Falmouth, UK and the sailors are making last minute preparations for the battle that lies ahead. This gallery of images from Lee Whitehead showcases some of the sailors that we will see racing on Falmouth Bay next week. ...[more]


Falmouth Finn Festival begins with UK National Championship By Robert Deaves, 9:46 PM Thu 3 May 2012
JP Morgan Asset Management Falmouth Finn Festival - The long wait is almost over. Three years of planning for one of the most important Finn sailing events ever held in the UK is about to become reality in Falmouth, UK. The JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Festival combines the Open UK National Championships from 5-7 May and the Finn Gold Cup, the class world championship, from 13-18 May. ...[more]


UK Finn National Championships and Finn Gold Cup preview By Dan Wilkinson, , 9:13 PM Fri 2 Mar 2012
The Finn Festival 2012 includes the annual UK Open Finn National Championships being held from 4th to 7th May and the Finn Gold Cup, the annual World Championships for the Finn Class, taking place from 13th to 18th May. Coastlines around the country dream of lapping up international sailing talent and the vibrant Cornish town, with its spirit of the sea, is excited to be doing just that. ...[more]


Finn Gold Cup – Entries now open By Dan Wilkinson, , 9:54 PM Thu 12 Jan 2012
Finn Gold Cup 2012 entries have officially opened. One of the most respected and competitive sailing events in the World, the Finn Gold Cup will be part of the qualification criteria for the London 2012 Olympics for a number of countries. It will attract the very best sailors from around the globe with many competitors challenging for their Olympic qualification ...[more]


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