Narrow lead for Martijn van Muyden at Finn World Masters in Kavala

Twelve years on from his last major Finn regatta Martijn van Muyden (NED) has taken a narrow lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece from Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS). However, the story of the day was 70 year old Henry Sprague (USA) winning the first race to give him a clear lead in the Legend fleet at the half way stage of the regatta. Other race wins went to Thierry Van Vierssen (NED), Dmitry Petrov (RUS) and Laurent Hay (FRA).

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Yuri Tokovoi masters Kavala on first day at Finn World Masters

Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) mastered the challenging conditions on the first day of the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece with two race wins to lead the 204 boat fleet. Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) is second after winning one of his races, while Allen Burrell (GBR) is third. The other race win went to Karel van Hellemond (NED).

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204 Finns ready for idyllic Greek Finn World Masters

The Finn World Masters is rapidly becoming one of the most renowned one-design dinghy regattas in the world. Wherever it is held these days it is attracting well over 200 entries, with sailors from all over the globe and from every age from 39 to 75...and sometimes more. This week, for the first time ever, the event is being held in Greece and with 204 entries it has exceeded all expectations on turnout. It's never about numbers but when that many sailors head for one of the furthest corners in Europe, there must be something special going on. And there is.

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Finn World Masters opens with a Finntastic warm welcome in Kavala

In a fantastic opening ceremony reflecting both Finn class and Greek culture, the 2015 Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece was declared open on Saturday evening. It was a very warm welcome in a warm climate with the stage set on the quayside overlooking the race area.The massed crowds were joined by class and local dignitaries including the Mayor, the Deputy Regional Governor and three members of the Greek parliament.

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