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Windy practice race, Opening Ceremony done... ready to go with 69 entries confirmed

Marina di Scarlino- The European Finn Championship started today with a very windy pratice race held in 20-25 knots southeasterly. A fleet of 35 boats sailed the race while the other part of the fleet waited ashore still measuring and preparing for the first race day, starting tomorrow at 12am. Still SE wind is forecasted, but in the 7-10 knots range.

At 5:30pm the Opening Ceremony is scheduled in La Piazzetta of Marina di Scarlino. IFA President Balasz Hajdu will declare opened the 2012 Senior and Junior Finn Championship. Scarlino's Mayor Maurizio Bizzari, Club Nautico Scarlino general secretary Claudia Tosi and organizing committee member Gael Rossi will join him in the ceremony.

The final confirmed number of entries is 69, representing 26 countries.

Race 1 warning signal is scheduled tomorrow at 12am, race 2 to follow