Knowledge of Lake Garda's winds proved an essential ingredient on the first day of racing at the Finn World World Masters as the best sailors rose to the top. Defending champion Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Rafa Trujillo (ESP) and Piet Eckert (SUI) all won both races in their groups to sit on top of the 355 boat fleet.

Circolo Vela Torbole tonight welcomed more than 355 Finn sailors from 32 countries for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Finn World Masters. There are Finns and Finn sailors everywhere you look, spread along the shore all the way between Torbole and Riva. Before the opening ceremony, the practice races were held in near perfect conditions with more than 250 Finns taking to the water to sample Garda's glacial waters.

On arrival please take your boat to either Circolo Vela Torbole or Circolo Vela Arco. It is recommended that you take your boat to the club nearest to where you are staying. While there is room for everyone at Torbole, it would reduce congestion if there were a significant number of boats at Arco, and we know a number of sailors have already planned this.

At the close of pre-entries we have 418 Finns entered.

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