Classic Finn views

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PeterV
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Classic Finn views

Post by PeterV » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:47 am

So this year we decided to concentrate on just 2 events, the CVRDA event at Roadford and the BFA event at Oxford. (Although of course classic Finns can sail at all BFA and CVRDA events). We had 4 boats at Roadford and 4 Classics and 1 Classic with Carbon at Oxford. We had good racing at both events although Oxford was rather windy.
We've also obtained a reduced BFA membership rate for classic sailors.

Before I start discussions about next year's events I'd value opinions about this format. I've spoken to a few so far who think that it would be best to stick with the same for next year and hopefully encourage some others to come. I know that quite a few are unsure about attending BFA sea events so next year's BFA event will probably be the Inlands again but I don't know yet where this will be.
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azimuth
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Re: Classic Finn views

Post by azimuth » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 pm

I’ve posted across on the BFA forum, good to get a bit of traffic on the classics section of that forum.
Keith.

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Re: Classic Finn views

Post by Nessa » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 pm

I’d be happy for things to be much the same. I’d like to try sailing the Finn on the sea, but it would depend on the weather!
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Re: Classic Finn views

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:13 pm

I was planning to go to Oxford - but sadly I began a (non sailing related) project and that clashed.

I would definitely be prioritising a Classic Finn event in 2019, but it would need to be, ideally, reasonably near, and would have to not clash with the Comet Trio Calendar, and not clash with my ongoing project.... but I really want to do some fleet racing in my Finn (a sister to Nessa's, but a lot more 'oily rag' condition!).

The other aspect is that I've not got much interest in joining the BFA because I am never going to campaign my Finn on the circuit. I do admire the great work they do - e.g. supporting young talent in the fleet - but I have not got the time to invest in competing the boat to make membership worth it.
j./

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!!!! Not CVRDA !!!!
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