Finn 

The heavyweight single-hander

 

Originating in Finland, the Finn is a one-person, single sail dinghy that has been part of the Olympic Games since 1952. The Finn is an intensely tactical boat in which the top ten places are often seconds apart after several hours racing and the fact that the boat is powerful means that it requires a true athlete to get the most out of it.

In strong winds the boat rewards those who are fit and able to discipline themselves to perform the exhausting task of driving the boat full out while managing the tactical and psychological aspects of the race.

Overall the Finn requires an athlete to be exceptionally fit and strong, outstanding in tactics and familiar with the techniques of sail and rig tuning.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 4.5m (14ft 7in)
Breadth: 1.6m (5ft 2in)
Weight: 140kg (308lb)
Type: Dinghy
Crew: 1
Designer: Richard Sarby
Year: 1952

   London 2012 Olympic Results
 Gold  BEN AINSLIE- Great Britain
 Silver  Jonas Hoegh-Christensen - DEN
 Bronze  Jonathan Lobert - FRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Beijing 2008 Olympic Results
 Gold  BEN AINSLIE- Great Britain
 Silver  Zach Railey - USA
 Bronze  Guillaume Florent – France

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Athens 2004 Olympic Results
 Gold  BEN AINSLIE - Great Britain
 Silver  Rafael Trujillo - Spain
 Bronze  Mateusz Kuszierwicz – Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Sydney 2000 Olympic Results
 Gold  IAIN PERCY - Great Britain
 Silver  Luca Devoti - ITA
 Bronze  Fredrik Loof -SWE


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