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An interesting look at the Finn Class…

Ed Wright (GBR), European Champion 2006, ISAF Sailing World Cup winner 2009:
“Physically, mentally, technically the Finn is the most all round demanding boat of them all. It’s for men, not for the weak. It is the only dinghy a man can sail in the Olympics.”

At the end of 2009 the Finn class carried out a survey of its top sailors to accumulate data regarding the weight, height and age when they started sailing the Finn, to try and build a picture of the current fleet and to examine how these factors have changed over the years. For this statistical analysis the target group was the top 50 ranked Finn sailors in the world as well as a whole group of new young sailors coming into the class. The results that followed and its analysis make for interesting reading.