The Finn Inland Championships took place at the weekend at Oxford S.C. with Jeremy Shinton representing the club in his first outing to a Finn event. The wind was howling with 3 races per day to challenge the sailors ability and stamina. Jeremy managed to get to the windward mark in the top group in most of the races showing he has competitive upwind speed only to find that the downwind pumping technique allowed in the class required some work and he lost time to the competition on this part of the course.
Overall the event was a great entry into the Finn class racing with Jeremy posting a creditable 16th out of 32 in a competitive fleet.
The only thing that stands between Jeremy and Giles Scott now is a good downwind pumping technique, now who at the club could teach him that....? ;)