Sailing’s gladiators gather in Marseille for European Finn title fight

Thursday, 04 May 2017


The 2017 Finn Senior and U23 European Championships opens in the French Mediterranean port city of Marseille this weekend. Shared with the RS-X Europeans, the events were designed to showcase the potential of Marseille as the preferred Olympic sailing venue should Paris win the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The Finn class voted in 2015 to hold its 2017 European Championships here and is looking forward to its first major championship in these waters.