Olympic Champion Giles Scott

Olympic Champion Giles Scott & World #1 Nicholas Heiner spearhead Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne

The world’s best Finn sailors have arrived in Australia to contest this year’s Sail Sydney (4-7 December 2018) and Sail Melbourne International (13-16 December 2018) regattas and to make the most of what an Australian sailing summer has to offer.

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The current world #1 Finn sailor Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands will be spearheading a fleet that includes the who is who of Olympic Finn sailing, including 2016 Rio Olympic Champion Giles Scott from Great Britain as well as four of the current world top ten Finn sailors.

Less than two years out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Australian summer sailing season has attracted the best of the best in the class with Australia providing some of the best training and competition conditions in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Sailors have also assembled in Australia to test Melbourne’s Port Phillip waters, which will host the 2019 Finn Gold Cup, the World Championships of the Finn class. The 2019 Finn Gold Cup (13 – 21 December 2019) will be hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club, also the home of Sail Melbourne International.

“Many countries contesting the 2019 Finn Gold Cup held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club in December 2019 will have the regatta as part of their selection series for Tokyo 2020, so the sailors who are here now are trying to get an edge on their opposition well ahead of time,” Chadwick added about the Gold Cup coming to Melbourne next year