Finn sailing is very popular. A look at the entry lists for the upcoming major championships will leave you in no doubt about this obvious fact. The Finn Silver Cup and the Finn Gold Cup are both being held on Lake Balaton in the next few weeks and both have attracted very large entries, ensuring great competition right through the fleets at every level.
The U23 Finn World Championship for the Silver Cup, which is being sailed from Balatonfured, has attracted 46 entries, the second highest number in its history. But it is not just a high entry, it includes sailors from 22 nations and three continents. Ages range from 15 to 23 with lots of new young sailors at their first major Finn event lining up against some more seasoned hands.
A week later the Finn Gold Cupbegins at Balatonfoldvar, on the opposite shore with 116 entries to date, the highest entry for more than 30 years. It has been eight years since the Finn class had a major championship on Balaton, and then two come along at once.
But before the sailors venture to Balaton there is the not too small matter of theAarhus Sailing Week 2017, the test event for the 2018 Sailing World Championship, the first selection event for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Racing begins on Tuesday.
The Finn class will be bringing you the latest updates and imagery as all these events unfold. To stay updated on everything as soon as it happens sign up for news alerts and press releases here, and follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instragram accounts.