Sailing competitions have managed to conquer the public in 2011, too. And one of the most expected sailing events of this year has been the Finn World Championship. The international sailing event took place in Perth, Australia, and it started on Sunday, December, 11. Fans of the event and generally, fans of sailing, are happy to watch the boat competition to see if their favorite runners are going to be the ones winning it this year. However, if the Finn Gold Cup is something new for you, you should find some information about the sailing event and its history.
The Finn World Championship is a world championship, recognized by the Intentional Sailing Federation. The first competition, which took place in 1956, was won by Andre Nelis. In 2010 the Finn World Championship took place in San Francisco, United States, and the winner was an American, Edward Wright. The particularity of this sailing competition consists in the fact that the boat model used was especially designed for the Olympics in 1949, and it debuted in 1952. This boat model is nowadays considered to be the most functional and advanced one, being the best Olympic sailboat. Of course, throughout the years, various changes have been made to the sailing boat.
Well, the major surprise of 2011 Finn World Championship has been linked to one of the most popular sailing competitors, Ben Ainslie, from the United Kingdom. The man who has won the sailing competition five times until now has been forced to abandon the race. Ben Ainsile has won the Finn World Championship for the first time in 2002, in Athens. His following series of wins, in 2003, 2004 and 2005, have been interrupted for two years, but Ben Ainsile has managed to once again win Finn World Championship in 2008, when the sailing event was held in Melbourne. Unfortunately for the star, this year’s Finn World Championship did not add a new win to his career in sailing, as Ainsile was disqualified from the competition, ruining his hopes to win the Finn World Championship for the sixth time. The one to win gold at 2011 Finn World Championship was Giles Scott, the man who in 2010 came on third, back then only winning the bronze medal.