NEWS FROM THE FINN FLEET
A select contingent of Mengeham Finns made the long journey to Biscarosse, south of Bordeaux, for the French National Championships. Only 4 British boats made the journey this year, to a well organised event which always welcomes UK competitors and continues to do so post BREXIT vote! It is always great to sail and socialise with our French and European friends in the class and this year was no exception. Sailing was challenging with strongly gusting, shifting winds on most days that tested the race officers’ nerve and were not to everyone’s liking. As always when “the going gets tough the tough get going” and Graeme MacDonald showed his characteristic tenacity and grit to complete every race, grinding out a well deserved second place in the Legends’ category and an impressive 20th place overall.