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Finn - GBR662

June 22nd, 2008 by neil · 5 Comments

After sailing the Fairey Finn for a season, I was hooked on the class and sold the Australian IC (GBR 304) to pay for a well sorted Vanguard Finn. This boat had come from Germany and had been breathed on with a replacement transom and updated fittings, a round carbon rig and film sail.

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Being a German boat in origin, I decided a German name was applicable and was able to give the boat a Rammstein theme, so the boat was named Reise Reise. After a season I was winning club races, and even won a series - something unheard of when sailing ICs.

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Having got the Finn bug I was about to upgrade the mast to a Carbon Wing mast, but found out about the used Pata boats taken in part exchange for new boats……So, Reise Reise was sold to the only other Finn sailing Rammstein fan to fund the purchase of GBR 670.

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Tags: Finn GBR662 · Finns · Previous Boats

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Aug 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    is this finn for sale or are you simply putting the boat on your website??!

  • 2 Peter Sadleir // Feb 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I would like to buy your boat.

  • 3 viegas // Jun 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I would like to buy your boat.

  • 4 Petr Vinkl // Jul 23, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I would like to buy your boat. It looks lovely can you send me information about price andposibilities time for pick-up.
    Thanks Petr

  • 5 David Wilkie // Feb 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I’m interested in trying out the finn dinghy and possibly buying a second hand one. Where is good to look?
    David

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