It is with heartfelt thanks that I extend our sincere gratitude to Medemblik and Finn Club Holland for all the input given in attempting to host the Finn World Masters. Subsequent to the cancellation, the FWM committee unanimously decided to offer the 2025 Finn World Masters to Holland, in the hope that it would be third time lucky. We are pleased they have accepted our offer to host in 2025.
On behalf of the Finn World Masters we are also deeply grateful to the Spanish sailing authority and the province of Murcia for stepping in and hosting our championship later this year. We remain hopeful that this can go ahead.
Thank you all for being understanding. You can rest assured that the decisions taken have been guaranteed by the committee and our sole intent was in the interest of the Finn Masters. With this in mind, we will need to tweak our rules to accommodate any future pandemic/catastrophes. We set a task that was effectively a vote on the change for Mar Menor. By setting a target of 100 entries before this AMM, the fact that we had 124 entries on day two of the announcement, was enough for us to proceed.
I would like to welcome Phil Chadwick and Andreas Bollongino to the committee and extend my huge thanks to Philip Baum and Rolf Elsasser, for the time, effort and energy they given to us over many years. Fortunately, it’s not a departure from the class.
Congratulations to Greece and welcome to the new venue on the outskirts of Kavala for 2023 in this pretty unspoilt area of Nea Peramos. Once again, we look forward to the Greek hospitality and the opportunity to sample the fine delights.
The next big event is the Europeans at Thiany, which for a number of you, is a perfect stop off to the world championship. The sponsors and organisers of the Europeans have put a huge amount of effort into hosting the event and I hope that you take the opportunity to get together in large numbers and enjoy a fine regatta.
Hopefully, the world will start to get back to some form of normality and we can resume our business as usual.
See you all soon. Andy
• The 2021 Annual Masters Meeting voting paper has been sent to all those who entered the 2020 and 2021 Finn World Masters. If you entered those events and did not receive the link, please check your junk folders first, and if you cannot find it, please reply to this email.
• The 2021 Finn World Masters has been rescheduled to take place in the town of Los Alcazares from 8-15 October. The Notice of Race will be published shortly with online entry open soon. The name of the venue is ‚CTD Infanta Cristina‘ at Los Alcazares, the same place where the Masters was run in 2007. Further information will be published on finnworldmaster.com shortly.
• There was only one proposal for the 2023 Finn World Masters, Kavala in Greece. The FWM Committee is delighted to accept and approve this proposal and everyone is looking forward to returning to Kavala, albeit at a different venue to last time.
• With the 2024 Finn World Masters scheduled to be in Punta Ala, Italy, the FWM Committee offered the 2025 FWM back to Holland and this has been accepted. The next available year is now 2026 and this will be voted on in 2024.
• Two proposals have been received for future editions of the Finn European Masters. Because they were received after the two-year deadline for proposals, the FWM Committee has provisionally accepted them, subject to completion of formalities.
– The 2022 Finn European Masters is provisionally scheduled for Club Náutico Hospitalet-Vandellos, Spain (subject to confirmation) – The 2023 Finn European Masters will be at Campione on Lake Garda, Italy