Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Finn World Masters

Photo ©: Claire Allain des Beauvais via Yachts and Yachting

I have been known to show a measure of disrespect on this blog to the sailors of other popular singlehanders such as the Sunfish and the Force 5. But I've always had a sneaking regard for the big guys who sail the Finn.

And this week I'm actually green with envy at those Finn dudes. Almost 300 Finn sailors from 24 nations, and ranging in age from 40 to 86, are currently sailing in the Finn Masters Worlds in Maubuisson in south-west France. Yesterday they were racing in blazing sunshine and winds of 15 knots gusting to 20.

Mmmmm. French wine and cheeses. 300 crazy old single-handed sailor dudes. Sunshine. Breeze on. What's not to like? Sounds almost as good as a Laser Masters Worlds.

Anybody got a second-hand Finn for sale?

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