Five Finn finale makes magic moments in Palma

Sunday, 02 April 2017


Put five top Finn sailors on a beautiful stretch of turquoise waters, 25 knots of wind and baking hot sunshine and you have a recipe for some magic happening. Magic happened today in Palma.
After a spectacular final race as Palma turned on everything it had, Sweden’s Max Salminen

won the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR from Hungary’s Zsombor Berecz, and early race leader Alican Kaynar, from Turkey.

Over the past week, 57 Finns had been whittled down to just five. The winner takes all medal race is a new concept to the Finn class, but Palma delivered in spades for a final spectacular that was only decided by who was brave and skilled enough to make the final gybe to the finish.