After the cancellation of the 2020 Finn World Masters, due to be sailed from from Sunday 31 May to Friday 5 June, in Port Zelande, The Netherlands, the Finn Masters created a virtual event to keep the Finn masters spirit alive for everyone and ran the "Not the 50th Finn World Masters" over the same dates with a series of events and activities that kept everyone amused and entertained while waiting for things to go back to normal. 

The week  was supposed to be a great celebration, a celebration of 50 years of the Finn World Masters. It was going to be a great party and a great regatta, but sadly it wasn't to be. 

Here are the highlights of Not the 50th Finn World Masters.

Sunday: Opening Ceremony


Monday: Celebrating 50 Years of the Finn World Masters

This week should have been the 2020 Finn World Masters in Port Zelanda, in The Netherlands. Entries were approaching 250 when the decision was made to cancel back in March, with more than 300 Finns expected to turn up. Across the sport of sailing many major events have been postponed or cancelled, but for the Finn Masters the cancellation of this year’s event was especially poignant as it was the 50th Anniversary Finn World Masters.

Fifty years ago, a group of aging Finn sailors gathered on the Silvaplana See, close to St. Moritz in Switzerland, to sail the first ever Veteran Gold Cup, as it was then called. Over the past half a century that inaugural event, attracting just 18 entries, has evolved into the colossus that is today known as the Finn World Masters.

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Tuesday: Launch of bid from Sailing Club of Kavala M.P to host the 2023 World Masters

Those Finn Masters who went to Kavala in 2015 will remember an amazing week of sailing, hospitality and Greek food and wine. And we are delighted to announce that Kavala is bidding again, to host the Finn World Masters in 2023.

See full article here.


Wednesdsay: Annual Masters Meeting


Wednesday evening: NOT the Finn Masters Annual Dinner

Wednesday evening should have been the Masters Dinner in Port Zelande with Finn friends from far and wide. It has become an important tradition of the Finn World Masters. Unfortunately that is not possible, so this is the next best thing. Probably...

The video collects together toasts from many Masters raising their glasses to the 50th Anniversary of the Finn World Masters, and to absent friends.


Thursday: Winners announced for Challenge Godet - Coupe Godet Trophy

On the occasion of the Finn World Masters in Skovshoved in 2019 the Finn Masters were kindly presented with Godet Challenge Trophy by one of the event sponsors. Godet is a producer of fine Cognacs in La Rochelle, France. It was presented in Skovshoved to Richard Hart on his achievement of winning the Super Legends, but as this was a duplication, the Master’s President decided to follow up on a suggestion to widen the scope of the cup to recognise exceptional work or achievement towards the objectives of the Finn Masters events.

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Friday: Closing Ceremony


Friday: Book launch for 50th Anniversary of Finn World Masters 

It is proposed to publish a book about the Finn World Masters, about the people and the races that have defined this amazing event for half a century. Fifty years of the Finn Word Masters is a milestone that should be recognised and recorded.

See full article here.





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