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Extreme Finn sailing - Unique moments of sport and nature

by Robert Deaves 9 Aug 09:53 BST
Finn Gold Cup in Aarhus © Robert Deaves

The final race of the opening series of the 2018 Finn Gold Cup in Aarhus will go down in Finn Class legend, like all the other epic races that have happened before.

These photos are a testimony of the incredible forces of nature, and the Finn sailors' constant battle to use the technologically advanced and reliable equipment together with their sportive ambitions to become at one with the boat and the wind, sailing in perfect harmony.

This is exciting sailing, that inspires sailors worldwide, and which people fall in love with the world over. The competition and desire to overcome fellow competitors and nature is intense, and a lifetime opportunity to excel in something that is both easy and tantalizingly difficult. Seize the opportunity; seize the moment.

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