Please select your home edition
Highfield Boats - Sailing - LEADERBOARD

December FINNFARE showcases huge amount of Finn sailing in 2021

by Robert Deaves 5 Dec 2020 02:13 PST

The December 2020 issue of FINNFARE showcases extraordinary amount of Finn sailing that has happened this year despite the lockdowns and cancelled events.

In his opening address, IFA President Balazs Hajdu notes, "It is very encouraging and pleasing to see the number of national regattas that have taken place worldwide, despite the lockdowns and travel restrictions, many of which you can read about later in this issue of FINNFARE. Whenever possible, our national associations have been running COVID secure racing when windows of opportunity were opened, even if briefly in some cases. So many thanks to all national organisers, associations and sailors for keeping the Finn spirit alive during these difficult times."

While the bulk of this edition covers the latest news, along with events and updates from 13 member countries worldwide, there are also summaries from the Europeans in Gdynia and the Silver Cup in Canet.

Regular contributor, Ross Hamilton, from Hamilton Sport, lays out some ideas and thoughts for training through the winter and through lockdowns.

"As the European winter settles in and lockdowns shut us down, sailing may come to a temporary halt. Whether we like it or not the factors that keep us on land may be completely out of our control. For some, this will signal time for a welcome break and time for a change of focus. For others it is unwelcome and one which can be very demotivating and frustrating."

There is also a feature on Russian Finn sailor Victor Koslov, who died in October.

"A physicist, he was well known as Finn sailor, was a member of the USSR national team, was twice USSR Finn champion, and placed 6th place at 1966 Gold Cup. Despite the fact that he did not win any major medals, his contribution to the development of the Finn class in Russia and the USSR can hardly be overestimated.

Viktor Kozlov was remarkable not only for his sailing, but in general he was interesting as a wonderfully erudite person. His life experience, knowledge and intelligent behaviour on the water were very influential in educating young and older sailors.

The following abridged conversation with Viktor Kozlov goes beyond pure recollections and exposes his fascinating philosophy of the sport of sailing, and Finn sailing in particular, which many sailors will closely identify with."

Released today in print and online, you can:

Related Articles

Dawn Riley on Oakcliff's Helix map to the Olympics
An interview with Dawn Riley on Oakcliff's Helix roadmap to the Olympics I checked in with Dawn Riley, Oakcliff Sailing's executive director, via email, to learn more about Oakcliff's Helix roadmap for Olympic hopefuls. Posted on 12 Jan
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago 40 years ago in early January, the sport of sailing lost one of its keenest and most observant commentators, when the UK magazine 'Yachts & Yachting' columnist Jack Knights died suddenly at just 51 years of age. Posted on 7 Jan
Happy New Year from the Finn Class
There is much to look forward to in 2021 The International Finn Association wishes you a Happy New Year, with the very real hope that everything will return to normal sometime in 2021. Posted on 1 Jan
53rd Hyères Semaine Olympique Française preview
The last big sailing meet before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The SOF in the south of France will bring together the 10 classes competing in Japan in August 2021, as well as the four new disciplines that will be competing on the waters of Marseille at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Posted on 20 Dec 2020
The winningest Wise Man
Charles Currey, an incredible sailor and a clever and insightful innovator Up until now, with the exception of Jon Turner, the wise men that have been featured have all been innovators who sailed, whereas Charles Currey was an incredible sailor, who at the same time was also a clever and insightful innovator. Posted on 18 Dec 2020
Entries for 2021 Finn World Masters pass 100
Getting the first 100 entries in just four days is another new record People clearly want to go Finn sailing. In fact it looks like they are desperate to go Finn sailing. This is a great illustration of the strength of the class at the moment, and on the choice of Medemblik for next's year event. Posted on 14 Dec 2020
2020 Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club overall
Friendly fire forces an early end as event rounded out with a bang Sail Sydney rounded out with a bang today, with friendly fire forcing an early end to the regatta for Australian Sailing Team (AST) pair Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin. Posted on 13 Dec 2020
2020 Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club day 3
Bustle and battles on the harbour Day three of Sail Sydney was all about maintaining momentum and keeping wits with increased traffic and obstacles as expected for a summer Saturday on Sydney Harbour. Posted on 12 Dec 2020
2020 Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club day 2
No signs of rust after a long competitive lay-off Australian Sailing Team (AST) and Australian Sailing Squad (ASS) athletes showed no signs of rust on day two of a windy Sail Sydney after a long competitive lay-off. Posted on 11 Dec 2020
2020 Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club day 1
A southerly buster hits Sydney Harbour just before racing The Australian Sailing Team are going to have to wait another day for their return to competitive action, as Day One of Sail Sydney was called off after a southerly buster hit Sydney Harbour shortly before racing was scheduled to commence. Posted on 10 Dec 2020
ETNZShop-SUPPORTERRANGE-728x90 HR BottomCyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 Bottom