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Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show


An international Olympic Class dinghy since 1952, this fast singlehander is perfect for the heavier helm. 4.5 metres long with a big rig, this boat favours the strong sailor who can hike out the longest! Finnsters are a friendly bunch and welcome new members to this challenging class. Description by Nick Vosper

© Robert Deaves / IFA © Robert Deaves / IFA
Show news 2018 Sail Melbourne International overall
Olympians secure medals on day 4
Posted on 16 Dec
2018 Sail Melbourne International day 3
Australian Sailing Team sailors in medal positions ahead of final day
Posted on 15 Dec
2018 Sail Melbourne International day 2
Four seasons in one day at day two
Posted on 14 Dec
Tokyo 2020 US Sailing Olympic sailing trials
Selection procedures for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team released
Posted on 13 Dec
2018 Sail Melbourne International day 1
No zombie cyclone can stop sailors at Sail Melbourne
Posted on 13 Dec
Zhik: More exciting news on the America's Cup
This month Zhik talks to Sam Meech, who is doing great things in his Laser - Olympics and more.
Posted on 12 Dec
Olympians flock to Sail Melbourne
Featuring the world's best Olympic, Para-sailing and Youth Sailors
Posted on 12 Dec
Olympic classes decided on Day 4 at Sail Sydney
Waterhouse and Darmanin prove to be Australia's Nacra 17 powerhouses
Posted on 7 Dec
Breeze arrives on day three at Sail Sydney
Sydney's traditional summer sea breeze arrives
Posted on 6 Dec
Kindly Leave the Stage
What happens to ex-Olympic classes?
Posted on 3 Dec
Olympic Finn sailors to test Australian waters
Scott & Heiner spearhead Sail Sydney & Sail Melbourne
Posted on 29 Nov
He's back, she's terrific, and they're expanding!
The great Frank Quealey wrote a piece during week about the 18 footers
Posted on 25 Nov
Finn fleet looking forward to 2019 Nationals
Australian class is expecting to welcome a strong overseas contingent to its nationals
Posted on 20 Nov
Legacy of an Olympic Legend
The greatest sailing story in Olympics history?
Posted on 14 Nov
Laura Baldwin's view on the scuttling of the Finn
WTF* should never be a question after a decision is made for any change at the Olympic Games
Posted on 10 Nov
A weekend of change and opportunity
Finn out, mixed offshore sailing in for Paris 2024
Posted on 5 Nov
Mixed Offshore Event added to Paris 2024
At World Sailing Annual General Meeting
Posted on 5 Nov
Statement from the International Finn Association
Extremely disappointed with decision made at World Sailing AGM
Posted on 4 Nov
World Sailing Council Meeting Day 2
Submission 031-17 to be considered at the AGM today
Posted on 4 Nov
A plea from the Finn Class
Open letter to delegates at the World Sailing AGM
Posted on 3 Nov
Finn dropped from Olympics by WS Council
A Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore will feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Posted on 2 Nov
Statement from the International Finn Association
A letter from Dr Balazs Hajdu, President of the International Finn Association
Posted on 31 Oct
World Sailing 2018 Annual Conference Opens in USA
Meeting of the Classes Committee as Conference is underway in Sarasota, Florida, USA
Posted on 29 Oct
Global spread, equipment longevity & youth appeal
2018 has been another epic season for the Finn class
Posted on 27 Oct
Spring Olympic classes regattas confirmed
European Olympic qualifier to be held in Genoa
Posted on 26 Oct
Staying atop the Singles Chart
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander
Posted on 17 Oct
RYA National Ranking Series Event at Warsash
18 Finns ignore the foreboding forecasts of Storm Callum
Posted on 15 Oct
2018 Sail Sandy Regatta overall
Goss crowned champion boat as Sail Sandy 2018 comes to an end
Posted on 14 Oct
2018 Sail Sandy Regatta day 1
Testing early breeze but sea breeze saves the day
Posted on 13 Oct
More than 170 entries set for Sail Sandy Regatta
250 sailors descend on Sandringham Yacht Club this weekend
Posted on 11 Oct
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Jake Lilley (QLD) - 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Day 3
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Giles Scott (GBR) - 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Day 3
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Jake Lilley (QLD) - 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Day 3
© Beau Outteridge
Finn fleet - 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Day 1
© Beau Outteridge
Nicholas Heiner - Sail Melbourne 2018
© Beau Outteridge
Pieter-Jan Postma took bronze at 2018 Finn Gold Cup in Aarhus with an Art of Racing Mach III boom
© Robert Deaves
Zsombor Berecz using the Mach III Art of Racing boom on his way to winning the 2018 Finn Gold Cup in Aaarhus
© Robert Deaves
`You're never alone in a Finn`
© Robert Deaves / Finn Class
Nicholas Heiner - Sail Melbourne
© Robert Deaves / Finn Class
Finns racing off Black Rock YC
© Gary Lokum
Half Moon Bay
© Black Rock Yacht Club
Finns racing off Black Rock YC
© Lara Blasse
Finn fleet 2008
© François Richard
1996 gold medalist, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, said, “Olympic Sailing said goodbye to another great group of athletes. First it was Star sailors and now great Finn sailors.`
© Robert Deaves
Finn fleet 1952
© IFA Archive
Finn fleet 1972
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John Bertrand AO, Finn bronze medalist and America's Cup winner. “I understand the constant push for Olympic sports to be television oriented. The Olympics must remain relevant. The Finn class however represented the purity of the Olympics`.
© Robert Deaves
Finn fleet 1988
© IFA Archive
Finn fleet 2004
© François Richard
Finn fleet 1996
© IFA Archive
Three-time Finn gold medalist, Ben Ainslie, said, “It's very sad to see the Finn dropped. I think it's been a fantastic class for so many generations of sailors. It's really the complete challenge`
© Robert Deaves
Finn fleet
© Robert Deaves
The 2012 silver medalist, and double world champion, Jonas Høgh-Christensen had this to say. “I think the Finn over time has produced the best and most iconic sailors. The legends within the class are a true testament to that.`
© Robert Deaves
Finn fleet 2012
© François Richard
Finn fleet 2000
© Peter Bentley
Young Finn sailors too heavy for any of the proposed 2024 Olympic classes
© Robert Deaves / Finn Class
What People think Offshore Sailing looks like and what could be the outcome on the Med in 2024
© Various
Two young Spanish sailors protest about cut from the 2024 Olympics as part of an international protest
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A Finn sailor grunts his boat downwind at the 2018 Hampel World Championships in Aarhus
© Robert Deaves / IFA
Two young Slovenian Finn sailors who at 17yrs and 22 yrs are part of a group of 40plus young sailors disappointed with World Sailing actions
© Robert Deaves / Finn Class
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