Finn dinghy sails

WB-Sails was the first to develop a whole new Finn sail concept based around the MAXX fabric by Contender. MAXX makes a very smooth and adjustable sail. It has proven to be versatile and easy to use in all kinds of winds, and longer lasting than the radial designs.

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Max Salminen, winner Gold Cup 2017 at Balaton.
Image courtesy Robert Deaves

2017 was our best year so far: Our Neo-model won the Finn Gold Cup (Max Salminen), the Europeans (Jon Lobert), the Silver Cup (Okki Muhonen), as well as the Miami, Palma and Hyeres World Cups.

  1. Classic: A powerful sail for light & medium winds, for world class & olympic sailors. Often completed with the BMARK or Panther for heavier winds, but used in all winds by many strong & experienced sailors. Always cut in the golden yellow, all Aramid MAXX.
     
  2. Tiger: An easier to hang down, all purpose sail, very popular amongst masters. More open leech, a less physical sail than the Classic.
     
  3. BMARK: A slightly flatter version of the Classic sail, preferred by smaller world class & olympic sailors weighing around 90 kg. Many use it also as a hard wind sail to complement the Classic. 
     
  4. Panther: A heavy air version of Tiger, in all black MAXX with a 1,5 mil film. Often the second sail choice for masters, extremely robust and long lasting.
     
  5. RIO: A light wind sail designed and tested in the 2016 Olympic waters. Super light yellow Maxx material, weighs 25% less than a Classic or Tiger.

  6. NEO: A powerful all-purpose sail, for world class & olympic sailors. Often completed with our light wind sail RIO. Shapewise, the NEO is a bit rounder in the upper leech than the Classic, a little flatter in the mid-section, with a more elliptical profile. Used with soft battens in light winds, the leech can get very rounded, but will be straightened up with stiffer battens in a breeze.

    Pls. note that we are constantly developing our sails, and there may be small variations without notice in the models above .
 
All our sails are designed and manufactured in Finland, to your exact mast numbers, weight & hiking ability. Every luff curve is shaped individually according to our computer model, we have no "standard" option.

Price list

Finn sail prices 1.3.2017

1 580 € incl. VAT, within EU
1 275 € ex. VAT outside EU

Ex. works in Helsinki. Pls. add 50 € for shipping by priority post
within EU. 
The terms are payment by bank transfer or credit card prior to shipping, the delivery time is usually less than 3 weeks, often less than 2 weeks.

Add-ons:

National flags
- glued on sail, countries availability depends on stock           60 €/pair

Hard wind batten set
- incl. 7 battens, to replace the 2 topmost soft battens
  with stiffer ones in winds over 15 kn. Extra cost                  30 €

To order, please fill in the Finn order form.

 

Studies about the Finn

Simulating sail forces when free pumping. You can read the related article here

A look at the Finn under the water: A study about the Finn hydrodynamics at the Finnclass.org page.

The scientific Finn: Although outdated, this article from 1995 describes our approach to sail development (will open in a new window).

Finn sail and mast dynamics: A look at the dynamics of the Finn rig - published in Finn Fare April 2012.