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    Posted: 02 Dec 18 at 9:27am
Is the Finn fleet starting to go into meltdown since the Olympic decision?

Cam Tweedle's boat is up for sail on the Dinghies & Dinghy Bits FB page and Ben Cornish's bot maybe to follow?

You have to feel for the guys.


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The Finn is almost a unique case, most classes go into decline when they get into the Olympics. Consensus seems to be that the Finn will do just fine without the five ring circus.

The serious contenders can be expected to move on to another Olympic boat but they only represent a minute percentage of the fleet in any Olympic boat.


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On the whole the to guys don't turn up to the UK events (u23 squad excepted) as they have bigger fish to fry. The UK events are still well supported and the masters circuits get bigger and bigger. Now those guys have no chance of getting to the Olympics. Not sure that the Olympics will really affect things that much
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 18 at 10:56am
. Not sure that the Olympics will really affect things that much


Exactly - and whilst I feel for those lads, they have at least had an amazing experience and trained hard with the best support any young person could dream of. I wish them well for their medium term futures, on and off the water, safe in the knowledge the Finn will still be the premium choice class for them if they want to pursue sailing in the masters category when they hit their forties and fifties.
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Everything written here is bang on the money IMHO, and the U23 boys have had an amazing experience over the last few years thatíll stand them in good stead for whatever Sailing comes next for them.
The Finn Class, both in the UK and abroad will continue to flourish, the only issue being how to attract the younger generation outside of Olympic ambitions. Cameron is naturally devastated by what has happened, but is working on a plan thatíll see him continue towards his Olympic dream, but unfortunately these routes arenít open to all the young Finn lads, as for most itís a physical impossibility to get down to weight for other classes.

That said, who amongst us would like to predict what comes next, after the this report has been published this morning?

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So World Failing rides again. Do you think they are taking their cue from the British Govt at present?
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Wow, who can wronged groups appeal to ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 18 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Wow, who can wronged groups appeal to ?

CAS is probably the only other step they could take.
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Leaf out of the FIFA playbook.
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