2019 FINN GOLD CUP – Coming to Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Published 00:00 on 20 Sep 2018
Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC), one of the premier yacht clubs on Victoria's Port Phillip Bay, RBYC is
extremely proud to announce that the club is to host the 2019 Finn Gold Cup from 13 th to 21 st December
2019. RBYC working with Sail Melbourne and the Australian Finn Class Association with funding support
from Visit Victoria and the Victorian State Government, has been able to secure this major sailing event for
The Finn Class and the Finn Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious regattas on the world circuit being the
World Championship for the Men's Heavyweight Olympic Dinghy. This will be only the sixth time it
has been contested in Australia. Over its 63-year history many of sailing's greatest athletes have inscribed
their names onto the Finn Gold Cup including; Paul Elvstrom (2), Wilhelm Kuhweide (3), Jorg Bruder
(3), Ben Ainslie (6), Giles Scott (4). Closer to home RBYC's own honorary life member John Bertrand
came 3rd in 1976 and the current Australian Sailing Team Finn coach Rafael Trujillo won in 2007, coming
2 nd in 2003 and 2010.
“Royal Brighton Yacht Club welcomes Finn sailors from around the world for the 2019 Finn Gold Cup. A
club that vigorously promotes racing, our volunteers and facilities will come together to deliver this final
Olympic Class World Championship before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a world-class standard the
whole of Victoria can be proud of." – Event Chair, Steve Ingram.
“From Geelong and the Bellarine, to Sandringham, Brighton and McCrae, the 2020 Summer of Sailing
will bring thousands of sailing fans to Victoria, keeping our bars and restaurants full, boosting our visitor
economy and creating jobs. The 2020 Summer of Sailing is yet another reason why Victoria continues
to be recognised as the sports capital of Australia, introducing the bays and coastlines of our great state
to the world." - Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren.
RBYC has a great history hosting major sailing championship from the 1956 Olympic Games, numerous
World Championships and is currently the host club for the annual Sail Melbourne International coming up
this December. Having secured the 2019 Finn Gold Cup for Victoria, RBYC now looks forward to hosting
some of the world's best sailors starting this summer and then over the summer of 2019 / 2020. The 2019
Finn Gold Cup is a key regatta in the '2020 Sail Melbourne Summer of Sailing' and one of the crucial
selection events leading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
More details and promotion for the 2019 Finn Gold Cup will follow shortly, as we look forward to delivering
one of the iconic sailing events at one of greatest yacht clubs.