The Finn was designed in 1949 to be the 'monotype' dinghy at the 1952 Olympic
Games. It has remained an Olympic cass ever since and is now the longest standing
of any Olympic dinghy class. It currently fills the slot for the Heavyweight
The Finn is the most physically and mentally demanding singlehander in the
world. It breeds exceptional, all-round sailors by testing all aspects
of racing. IFA The cult of the International Finn Monotype may seem strange
some people, but to us devotees, there is nothing else remotely like it.
The Finn offers the most purely athletic form of yacht racing and is, therefore,
the most fundamentally competitive. The Finn offers the rewarding opportunity
of doing a difficult thing well. There will always be those who aspire
be the master of a Finn.
The 3:1 mainsheet system is tensioned via the swivel base in the cockpit
and bends the mast. When the bend exceeds the sail's luff curve, the
mast inverts and flattens the sail. Less bend increases the sail's
draft. The Finn class does not restrict pumping in heavy winds, and
the deadend on the boom allows a powerful 1:1 downwind.
Partially raising the centerboard downwind reduces drag and lessens the
side load. The double-ended 2:1 system also allows racers to quickly clear
the centerboard of seaweed and debris.
Hiking Strap Control
Sailors can fine-tune the angle of the hiking straps out on the water for
different sized waves, wind speeds, and body types. Strap tension can be
adjusted to suit a range of sailor heights. Shockcords pull the straps
inboard and out of the way when not in use.
Finn Sailboat Parts and Equipment
We at Layline strive to be your source for Finn Sailboat Parts and Equipment and all sailboat hardware, rigging, and sailing gear. With our focus on one design and handicap racing we can offer advice and reviews of what you need to compete. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate Finn Sailboat Parts and Equipment
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