Take a look at Tosca Zambra's stunning shots of some of the young guns in the Finn fleet braving 30-35 knot winds at Punta Ala.
Over last weekend the Italian Finn fleet met in Punta Ala, Tuscany for the opening event of its Coppa Italia 2009 series.
The venue at Punta Ala is just a few km south of Scarlino, where the class sailed its European Championships last year. Punta Ala is also bidding to host the Finn World Masters in 2011.
However on the Saturday, racing was abandoned because the northerly wind was too strong at 30-35 knots. But that's just perfect for Finn sailing so some of the younger sailors went out for a blast.
Pictured in our photo gallery are Italy's 2008 Olympic Finn representative Giorgio POGGI
, along with fellow Italian Finn sailors Riccardo CORDOVANI
, Filippo BALDASSARI
and Marko KOLIC
, sailing the Finn the way it was meant to be sailed.
They were escorted by a RIB and a photographer and this is the result.
Thanks to Tosca Zambra (www.fotozambra.it
) for the excellent photos.
Click here to view the photo galley of the Finn in Punta Ala