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Finn Gold Cup gets underway in Porto

What, where and when?

The Finn Gold Cup – it’s the Finn class’s world championships – and it’s being held in Portugal’s second city Porto from Saturday May 8 to Wednesday May 12. The plan is for two races a day over five days, with no medal race.

Who’s competing?

Three sailors will fly the flag for Great Britain: Giles Scott, Henry Wetherell and Ben Cornish.

What’s the lowdown?

It’s the last big event before Tokyo 2020 – so for Giles Scott this will be his last chance to test his performance against his rivals before jumping on a plane to Japan. After spending much of the past year away from the Finn class on America’s Cup duties, a silver at the European Championships last month marked a welcome to return to racing for Scott. Can he head into the Olympics as the world champion? Only time will tell. This event will also be particularly poignant for Scott’s training partners Henry Wetherell and Ben Cornish. With the class due to be replaced for the Paris 2024 cycle, it will be the last time we see them racing Finns on the Olympic circuit.

What they say

“Almost time for the worlds to get going, looking like a windy one. As we’ve seen in training it’s going to be extremely physical and a good test of fitness. This is going to be my last Finn event so I’m going to give it everything” – Henry Wetherell

How to follow

Our social media channels will bring you the news daily but it’s also worth a look at the Finn Class Facebook page for info and Flickr for pics.



Giles Scott and Henry Wetherell cross at the 2020 Finn European Championships in Gdynia, Poland