Please select your home edition
Edition
Coast Guard Foundation LEADERBOARD 1

Medals decided as no more racing at Mar Menor Finn World Masters

by Robert Deaves 15 Oct 2021 22:36 PDT 8-15 October 2021

The 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, concluded on Friday with no more races possible. With a difficult forecast the fleet was sent out in the hope of one final race, but after a brief hope was dashed, racing was abandoned for the day.

Valerian Lebrun, from France, had already secured the championship but went out anyway as he 'was here for fun'. The 2019 European Masters Champion, Filipe Silva, from Portugal secured second overall, while the top home nation sailor, David Terol, placed third. These three were also the top three Masters for 40-49 year olds.

In the Grand Masters category, Laurent Hay, from France took the title he last won in 2017, from the Dutch pair of Peter Peet and Bas de Waal.

Greg Wilcox, from New Zealand, upgrading his old Finn for a modern charter boat this week, performed beyond his expectations to win the Grand Grand Masters, from France's Marc Allain des Beauvais, from France, and former double World Masters Champion, John Greenwood.

Another former World Masters Champion from way back in 1988, Hans Fatzer, from Switzerland, won the Legends category in an incredible 35th overall for the over 70s, from Henk de Jager from The Netherlands and Filip Willems, from Belgium.

The greatest cheer was again reserved for the Super Legends. Richard Hart, from britain retained the title he won in 2019. Former Super Legend Champion, Pedro Jiminez Meifren, from Spain, was second with Joop Wuijts, from The Netherlands, third.

At a difficult time for sporting events, the local organisers have put on a spectacular show on and off the water. The seven races sailed were amazing, and the after race socials were extremely popular and quite special. The mid week dinner produced an incredible atmosphere of celebration respect and fun that everyone enjoyed and appreciated. The 108 sailors from 20 nations who made their way here experienced a beautiful week of sailing and hospitality and were more than happy they made the effort, with many going home full of enthusiasm for the next one.

The Finn Masters are extremely thankful that Murcia stepped in to host the event at short notice and look forward to coming back in the near future. To say it was a special event falls some way short. It was insanely fun and special.

Next year the Finn World Masters travels to Finland for the first time ever to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Finn's first appearance at the Olympic Games. It will be another great party for sure.

Overall Results: (top ten, 7 races)

1 FRA 111 Valerian LEBRUN MasterM 12pts
2 POR 21 Filipe SILVA MasterM 29pts
3 ESP 7 David TEROL MasterM 32pts
4 FRA 75 Laurent HAY Grand MasterM 35pts
5 NED 148 Peter PEET Grand MasterM 53pts
6 NED 29 Bas DE WAAL Grand MasterM 67pts
7 SUI 59 Simon BOVAY MasterM 81pts
8 GBR 74 Lawrence CRISPIN Grand MasterM 81pts
9 SUI 7 Christoph BURGER MasterM 86pts
10 NED 41 Karel VAN HELLEMOND MasterM 90pts

Full results available here.

Related Articles

One year to go until 2023 Allianz Sailing Worlds
Making history by being the first to include Para World Sailing events On 10 August 2023, 1,400 of the world's best sailors will take to the waters of the port of Scheveningen in The Hague, The Netherlands, for two life-changing prizes. Posted on 10 Aug
The lightest and strongest
The new TiiTAN block's breaking load is 1250kg A key feature within the TiiTAN bearing system is the use of a precision plain bearing washer. When the TiiTAN is exposed to extreme static loads, which would normally cause damage to the internal bearing system, it changes to a plain bearing block. Posted on 2 Aug
Chasing Tokyo documentary
Revealing the rollercoaster journey of British Olympic sailors The rollercoaster journey of the British Sailing Team and its Tokyo 2020 athletes is revealed in new behind-the-scenes film Chasing Tokyo, now released. Posted on 29 Jul
Bosham Finn Festival
Celebrating 70 years of Olympic class sailing in Chichester Harbour A three-day celebration of seventy years of sailing Finns at Bosham took place over the 15th-17th July. It was also an opportunity to mark seventy years since the Finn first sailed in the Olympics in Helsinki. Posted on 21 Jul
Long Beach shines for West Marine US Open
114 athletes took to the water in the LA 2028 sailing venue 114 athletes took to the water in the LA 2028 sailing venue this past weekend for the West Marine US Open. Each day, mornings of fog gave way to beautiful ocean breeze, with race committee running a total of 64 races across seven fleets. Posted on 18 Jul
West Marine US Open Sailing Series continues
Sailors from across the country will be racing in Long Beach, CA The West Marine US Open Sailing Series continues the West Coast swing with a stop in Long Beach, CA, the sailing venue for the 2028 Olympic games. Posted on 14 Jul
2022 Finn World Masters at Helsinki, overall
Pieter-Jan Postma lifts the trophy just two months after winning his first ever Finn Gold Cup Just two months after winning his first ever Finn Gold Cup, Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands, has become the first person in history to also win the Finn World Masters in the same year. Posted on 8 Jul
2022 Finn World Masters at Helsinki, day 4
Once against blessed with fantastic sailing conditions The Finn World Masters in Helsinki, Finland was once against blessed with fantastic sailing conditions for the fourth day of competition. Posted on 7 Jul
2022 Finn World Masters at Helsinki, day 3
Pieter-Jan Postma extends lead with two confident race wins acing resumed at the Finn World Masters in Helsinki, Finland, after Tuesday was lost due to high winds. Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands, again stamped his authority on the fleet with two confident race wins to extend his lead from Laurent Hay. Posted on 7 Jul
2022 Finn World Masters at Helsinki, day 1
Finn World Champion Pieter-Jan Postma opens with two bullets Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands has opened his first ever Finn World Masters, in Helsinki, with two race wins. Laurent Hay from France is in second after twice placing second while Peter Peet, also from The Netherlands, is in third. Posted on 4 Jul
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px1 BOTTOMRS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERJ Composites 2022 - J45 FOOTER