Junior World Championship
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The first Junior Finn World Championship was held in Melbourne in 1999 following the demand from the growing number of junior sailors in the class for their own world championship.
Intitally this was combined with the senior Gold Cup and the results extracted, but on a number of occasions since 2007, it was been held as an independent championship, attracting large numbers from across the world. Independent championships were also held in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2007, the event was sailed as an independent event for the first time using the Finns of the Moscow Sailing School and was a great success, which is being repeated in 2011.
In 2003, on the occasion of the senior Finn Gold Cup in Rio, The Brazilian Olympic Committee presented the IFA with the 'Jorg Bruder Silver Cup', a perpetual trophy as a memorial to the late great Finn sailor from Brazil. Since then the event has been known as the Silver Cup.
The only sailor to win the cup twice is Chris Brittle from Great Britain in 2001 and 2002. The largest number of entries was in 2009, where 51 boats competed.
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