To announce a new Olympic single-man race for the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952, a designer contest had been announced.
Seven contest entries were in place in Helsinki in September 1950, when it was raced about which of the dinghys, who would be the new one-man dinghy on the Olympic sailing arena.
Rickard Sarby called his "Fint" contest contribution, which won most of the substitutions and the case was ready. The Finnish organizers then wished that the new Olympic one-man jersey would be called Finndinghy.
At the Olympic Sails in Helsinki in 1952, Rickard Sarby sailed a bronze medal. Won the Olympic Gold Medal that time did Paul Elvström.
When it comes to Swedish Olympic medals, "it's been a bit slow" and not until OS 2000 in Sydney, Australia - we could count on another Olympic Finn medal- when Fredrik Lööf sailed a bronze medal!
Unfortunately, at the Olympic sailing in Enoshima, Japan 2020, Finnjollen is on the OS program last time and then for the 18th time.
An amazing achievement of a 70 year old construction!
Because Finnjollen has such a wide spread as it has, it will hopefully also in the future - sailed by many sailors who find it fun to sail Finn, even if it is no longer an Olympic class.
Sailing Greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association