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Men’s One-Person Dinghy, Heavy - Finn
Finn dinghy

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The Finn is a centerboard dinghy designed by Rickard Sarby in 1949, making its debut in the 1952 Olympics and going on to become the oldest continuous class in Olympic sailing. With a large, fully adjustable mainsail, the Finn demands a strong, large sailor who concentrates well and can respond quickly. For many sailors, this is the ultimate racing experience.

Specs

Length overall: 4.5 m
Beam: 1.5 m
Displacement: 107 kg
Sail area: 10.2 sq m

Shown in photo: American Zach Railey in the 2008 Olympics.

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