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news - Kick-off of the Finn European Championship in La Rochelle (FRA)

May 05 2014

Kick-off of the Finn European Championship in La Rochelle (FRA) from 2 to 10 mai 2014.

With 100 registered boat, the Finn European Championship will provide high-level competition this week. In the presence of Jonathan Lobert, French bronze medalist in London 2012, Claire Fountaine, the President of the Société des Régates Rochelaises has inaugurated the championship this week-end : "Welcome in La Rochelle. We are very pleased to host 100 competitors coming from 30 different countries after hosting the European Championship in 2004 and the Finn Gold Cup in 1996".

Balazs Hajdu (HUN), President of the Finn class, has also declared : "First of all, thanks to the organisators for hosting us in La Rochelle. Look around you. There are as many adults as young sailors. That is the Finn ! Nowadays one of the most athletic class of the olympic program."

The first race is planned for today at 11 am and other 11 races will follow till Saturday 10th May.

Marinepool, as Official Supplier of the SRR, is pleased to be associated to this major European competition.