The Finn class operates an integrated media platform which includes many third party services such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and Picasa.
Daily regatta reports
The Finn class produces in depth daily reports from its major championships and briefer daily reports from most Sailing World Cup events which are circulated to a wide mailing list including press, national authorities and interested parties. Subscribe to the service here
Web quality photos can be downloaded royalty free from the Finn Class site at Picassa. High resolution photos are available on request or a slection is available through this site (coming soon). Photos for commercial use can be obtained for a small fee. More details here.
Class Website: www.finnclass.org
This is where you are now. Updated all year round with news reports from events, plus features and interviews. Gets around 300-500 hits a day rising to 1,000 to 1,500 a day during a major regatta.
Event blog: http://finnclass.blogspot.com
A dedicated Finn Class Event Blog, with continuous updates during a regatta including clips, photos, comment, reports and live race updates. Gets around 10,000 to 15,000 hits during the course of a week's event with 3,000 unique viewers.
Class YouTube site: www.youtube.com/thefinnchannel
The place for all the videos. Launched at the end of 2008 it has already had more than 150,000 video views.
Picasa page for photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/FinnClass
Photos posted here are all the property of the International Finn Association. They may be used free of charge with a credit. They may be used for commercial purposes for a small fee. More details here.
Around 10-20 tweets are sent per day during Europeans and Gold Cups mainly from on the water bringing updates to race schedules and mark by mark roundings. The feed is also repeated on the blog and the website.
Launched in early 2010, it is quickly attracting a large fan base. [805 by July 2010]. All reports, results and photos are repeated here as well as more urgent announcements and press releases.
The IFA works with organisers to encourage use of boat GPS tracking systems. At the 2009 Finn Gold Cup n Vallensbaek, Denmark, deivices were fitted to all boats for the whole regatta with the assistance of the Danish Sailing Federation. The organisers stated they were getting upwards of 8,000 tracking windows opened each day by the end of the week.
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