Finn World Masters day four – Maier takes one point lead

Lighter winds on day four at the Finn World Masters in Punta Ala, Italy, brought a lot of new faces to the front. Michael Maier (CZE) won his sixth race to take a points lead for the first time – though it is only by one point. Only one race was sailed, however it was a day for the Italians with heat wins for Marco Buglielli (ITA) and Francesco Fragiani (ITA). The fourth heat was won by Uli Breuer (GER) to lift him up to second overall, with Allen Burrell (GBR) in third on countback.

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Finn World Masters day three – very close at the top

For the first time this week, at the Finn World Masters in Punta Ala, Italy, the top two boats got to race each other head to head in an individual heat. Michael Maier (CZE) now has small advantage over Allen Burrell (GBR), though both are still tied on four points, and they have a one point lead over Thomas Moerup Petersen (DEN) and Uli Breuer (GER) who both won their heats.

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Finn World Masters day one – smiles all round

You can tell they are enjoying themselves by the smiles on their faces. And there were smiles all round on the opening day of the 2011 Finn World Masters in Punta Ala, which got off to the perfect start with eight fantastic heats in absolutely fabulous sailing conditions. Allen Burrell (GBR) and defending champion Michael Maier (CZE) easily won both their heats to head up the 283 boat fleet overnight, while in third overall is Uli Breuer (GER), who picked up a first and a second.

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Finn World Masters day two – Burrell and Maier keep perfect score

The perfect conditions continued on day two of the Finn World Masters in Punta Ala in Italy, with eight more heats across two courses. Both Allen Burrell (GBR) and Michael Maier (CZE) keep their perfect scores, winning both their heats, while Uli Breuer (GER) stays in third after another first and second.

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2011 World Masters officially opened

Amidst a picturesque pinewood forest on the shores of the Mediterranean, the 2011 Finn World Master Championship was officially declared open this evening following an impressive flag bearing ceremony at the PuntAla Camping Resort, the host and major sponsor of the regatta.

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