The British Finn Association - Finn Sailing in the UK
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson
10th May 2013
It is with great sadness that we learnt today of the death of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson who has tragically died in a sailing accident in San Francisco.
Bart, whose acheivements included winning a gold medal in Beijing Olympics and a silver in the London Olympics in the Star class was a well respected sailor. He will be missed by the whole sailing community and in particular with Finn sailors who will remember him from his days competing at the highest level in the Finn class.
On behalf of all its members, The British Finn Association offer their heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends.
UK Nationals 2013
Finn UK Nationals 2013
The UK Nationals this year will be held at Torbay between the 5-7th July.
Pictures from Mengeham 2012
Finn Open & UK Masters Championships
Congratulations to John Tremlett, Finn UK Masters Champion
Clck on image to vew winners at Mengeham
Olympic Gold for Ben
Ben wins his fourth Gold to become the most decorated Olympic sailor in history
Ben Ainslie sailed into history today when he became the most successful Olympic sailor today, winning gold in the single-handed Finn class to claim a record-breaking fifth consecutive medal. Afterwards he told the BBC: "This was the time to do it, in front of a home crowd. It's just been an amazing experience this Olympics and I can tell you that listening to a crowd like that makes a difference." read BBC article
Graham Brookes takes over as Chairman
Graham Brookes takes over as BFA Chairman
The British Finn Association (BFA) held their AGM during the Finn Open weekend at Christchurch on the 7th-8th July.
Andy Denison stood down as chairman and was thanked by all for his contribution to the class over the past 7 years, Graham Brookes was duly elected the new chairman of the BFA.
Graham Brookes’ left’ of the picture. Andy Denison ‘right’.
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