Posts Tagged 'finn'

finn sailing [video]

this is an awesome video of Australian sailor Oli Tweddell sailing his Finn sailboat.

a short film by Ben Hartnett


Sir Ben Ainslie – Lego style

Ben Ainslie, the 4-time Olympic Gold medal sailor (in the Laser and Finn sailboats) from Great Britain, has been immortalized in LEGO form:

lego ben

you can see more of the Olympic athletes from Great Britain in their LEGO form here.

HT: @sailjuice

how to rig a Laser in under 7 minutes

this video is for Tillerman – I hope I didn’t bother you with my last video post promoting the Finn sailboat. in the interest of equal treatment to the 2 men’s single-handed Olympic dinghy classes, here is a video about Laser sailboats.  Paul Goodison, a British Olympic sailor, shows how to set up and rig your Laser in under 7 minutes:

HT: Montreal Sailing

sailing at its best

this is an incredible sailing promotional video that has been put together by/for the International Finn Association, who:

hopes to demonstrate what is possible and is offered to showcase how appealing sailing can be, as much as it showcases the Finn.

per the Class website, the Finn was designed in 1949 to be the “monotpye” dinghy for the 1952 Olympics, and has been an Olympic class ever since (the longest standing of any Olympic dinghy class).

HT: High Octane 1 Designs

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