Facundo Olezza went for the win in his first Olympic race. Photo Sailing Energy

Finn sailing is growing strong and here in Valencia we have a group of juniors training hard. Some drop off as our style is too tough, those who continue training and follow the program get great results and so already the goal is next years qualification in Aarhus. Nothing else matters on the way to glory…

With the reduction of quotas to 19 the Finn has got a really tough selection, as very many good nations will not manage to qualifie, and while a lot of new talents are joining the fleet, the old glories are all back. Lobert just recently crowned european champion, Giles Scott already training in Japan, a group training in Split. My young lions training in Valencia, some more in Garda…

Facundo Olezza went for the win in his first Olympic race. Photo Sailing Energy

Facundo Olezza went for the win in his first Olympic race. Photo Sailing Energy

Well, the magic Rio Olympics are history and Japan… Japan is full of strict rules and completely different in all aspects of life, as culture, language and all makes it really another world will be the new challenge, with oceanic swell and mostly medium strong winds.

Another olympic cycle, another round on the way to glory to try to become a god for one day. Will Facundo raise among the gods, will Spain manage to qualifie, will Santi make the national team? Will Ahmed bring Iran to the Games, Oisin and Fionn will manage the get Ireland up there? Will Gordon sail well every day and not only on the days he is inspired? Will Niels understand that Finn sailing requires some sort of religious commitment and focus and is far remote from the shining of the youth AC? They are all out there, training hard every day. One dream only, and one entire life in front of them.