U23 News & Info
The Swedish U23 Finn initiative is targeting young sailors under 23 years of age. The ambition is to engourage and support young sailors to make the transition from other classes to the Finn easy and fun. The Swedish Finn Association will provide appropriate training, founding and advice along the journey. Are you interested as a sailor or to contribute as a sponsor, please contact the Swedish Finn Association today!


Johannes Pettersson, KSSS


Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2018     (18-04-07)
"Giles Scott seals Palma Finn win, four-way fight for other medals. Olympic champion Giles Scott has done enough to win the Finn Class at the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar with a day to spare after another tricky day on the Bay of Palma left him with a 29-point lead, with just the medal race to sail. The Netherland’s Nicholas Heiner is guaranteed a medal, but will fight for silver with New Zealand’s Andy Maloney, who has an almost safe points lead to take a medal."
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Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
Internationella Finnjolleförbundets hemsida 
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2018    (18-04-05)
"Scandinavians win races, but Scott extends after fourth day for Finns in Palma. Though he has yet to win a race, consistency is paying off for Giles Scott as he takes a 37-point lead in the Finn fleet after the fourth day of the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar in Palma. The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner is up to second while previous regatta leader, Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, moved back up to third. The races wins on Thursday went to Norway’s Anders Pedersen and Sweden’s Max Salminen."
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Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
Internationella Finnjolleförbundets hemsida 
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2018    (18-04-03)
"U23 champ Nils Theuninck leads Finn fleet in Palma after tricky Tuesday. The recently crowned U23 European champion Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland has taken the lead at the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar in Palma after two more races were sailed in light and tricky winds on Tuesday. He holds a two-point lead over Olympic champion, Giles Scott, from Britain, and another U23 sailor Luke Muller, from the USA. The race wins went to Fabian Pic, of France and Milan Vujasinovic, of Croatia."
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Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
Internationella Finnjolleförbundets hemsida 
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2018    (18-04-02)
After two races in this year's edition of the regatta Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia in Majorca, Spain, Alejajndro Muscat / ESP 7 leads 7 points. The second is Giles Scott / GBR 41 on 9 points. In third place is Facundo Olezza ARG 48 at 13 points.
Swedish participants are the national team rules Max Salminen / SWE 33 and Johannes Pettersson / SWE 11.
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Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
Resultat Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2018 
Swedish successes during EM 2018    (18-03-19)
Start by congratulating Max Salminen!
A really good achievement "to tie the bag" under the medal racing and thus secure the Bronze medal. Very well sailed!

Johannes who also belongs to the SWE SAILING TEAM FINN and, in addition, is the U23 sailor, fought very well during the tough conditions that prevailed during the EM in Cadiz. Johannes finished 7th among the juniors. That achievement is also worth mentioning! Johannes - good sail!

Also noted should be the master sailors Fredrik Tegnhed and Mikael Nilsson, who also fought well during the tough sailing conditions on the sea outside Cadiz!

My experience is that Swedish Finn sailing now has "strong winds".
An important and significant tailwind, which creates increased interest in social media and media for Finn sailing in Sweden.
Hopefully, this creates an increased interest in starting to sail Finn. Recruitment of younger sailors is very important for the continued development of Swedish Finn sailing, but of course we also welcome older sailors to Finn class!

Ps. Signed visits 22-23 May Seglargymnasiet in Motala with two Finn. It is the fourth time that the Swedish Finn Association visits Seglargymnasiet. Students will have the opportunity to try Finn sailing for two days.

Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
European Championships for Finn 2018    (18-02-23)
Soon is the time for the European Championships for Finn, sailed in Cadiz, Spain, 9-17 March. We're glad to note that four Swedish Finn sailors will be on the starting line. The national team in Finn (SWE SAILING TEAM FINN) comprising Max Salminen / SWE 33 and Johannes Pettersson / SWE 11, (U23-sailor) is joined by Fredrik Tegnhed / SWE 5 (1st on the ranking list for 2018) and Mikael Nilsson / SWE 61
(7th on the ranking list for 2018).
We wish Max, Johannes, Fredrik and Michael, good luck this year's European Championship!

Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
News from the Finn Class    (18-02-17)
"Analysing Weight Distribution of Finn Sailors. Perhaps we should start with a separate, but very relevant fact: Finn sailors are not fat sailors. This may have been true in the past, and may well be true of some ‘older’ Finn sailors, but once you get to the top end of the fleet, it is far from the case, with top-level sailors exhibiting physical fitness indicators comparable with professional rowers, runners and cyclists. The free pumping in the boat, and the training for that, has transformed the physiques of the sailors into perfect power athletes. You would be hard pressed to find a group of fitter and stronger athletes in any sport."
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Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association
Internationella Finnjolleförbundets hemsida 
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