FINNatics was first published in 1999 to celebrate 50 years of the Finn class, the Olympic singlehanded dinghy that first appeared at the Olympics in 1952. The book has become a classic and is much sought after by sailors in the class and those interested in the longevity and challenge of the Finn. The book contains extensive chapters on the history of the class, the people, the sailors, the boats and how it developed over half a century. It contains chapters from past Finn sailors with their memories and chapters from the sailors of 1999 with their tuning and racing tips. It is a complete compendium of Finn information from 1949 to 1999. Contents Foreword - Paul Elvström Introduction: Fifty Years of the Finn - Robert Deaves Report from the President - Philippe Rogge The Birth of the Finn - Rickard Sarby The Finnster - David Leach Thoughts on Sailing to Windward - Fred Miller Born to Win - John Bertrand Finn Fundamentals - Robert Deaves History of the IFA - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves The Finn, a True Olympic Class - David Leach Is There is Finn Specific Sports Injury? - Frank Newton Paul Elvström on Singlehanded Sailing - Carl van Duyne and Dick Rose So You Want To Start Sailing The Finn - Philippe Rogge The Finn - What Makes This Slow Boat So Fast? - Jack Knights Finn Memories - Vernon Stratton Psychology - Paul Elvström John Bertrand on Boat Speed - John Bertrand History of the Finn Gold Cup - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves The 'Perfect' Mast - Antonio Latini History of IFA Development Clinics and Camps - Gus Miller From the Experts - Pat Healy History of the Finn in the Olympics - Richard Creagh-Osborne, David C Leach, Georg Siebeck and Robert Deaves FINNFARE - History of a Magazine - Robert Deaves History of the Finn Rules - Peter Mohilla and Richard Hart Tacking the Finn - Robert Deaves Hiking, Steering and Rig Control - Ian Ainslie Regatta Preparation - Sebastien Godefroid Gybe - Garry Hoyt History of the Senior Europeans - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves Technical Trends - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves Downwind Finn Sailing - Robert Deaves and Peter Mohilla Gybing the Finn - Robert Deaves Plastic Fantastic - Mickey Ickert Campaign Management - Gus Miller History of the Junior Europeans - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves Finn National Champions of the World Planning your Sailing Season - Mateusz Kusznierewicz Finn Racing Maxims History of the Finn World Masters - Peter Mohilla and Robert Deaves Major Finn Regatta Winners The History and Evolution of the Finn Mast - Gus Miller and Andy Zawieja Downwind Speed - Larry Lemieux The Best Finn Sailors of all Time This edition has been republished using Amazon's print on demand service Createspace. It is not a new edition but just a reprint of the original using different paper and different binding. The text has been completely reset with minor errors from the first edition corrected. All photos are now in black and white. (The original book featured eight pages of colour plates.) The book is printed on US trade paper and is perfect bound.