By Tom Lochhaas
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.
Shown in photo: American Zach Railey in the 2008 Olympics.