Finn purchased Mini
#252 in April through the
Mini Yacht Exchange. She is a Finot
that was raced by American sailor Gale Browning in the 2001
Mini Transat. She was
built by Albert Bargues, a carbon fibre specialist, living in
Barcelona, Spain. Albert raced 252
in the 1999 Mini
and took 9th place out of 70 competitors.
was refitted at Category 5 Composites
in New Orleans, Lousiana and relaunched
Ryan recently formed a new ocean racing team -
Ryan Finn Ocean Racing - to pursue short-handed
offfshore racing. On Sep 21st Ryan joined Kip Stone onboard
the Owen Clarke designed Open 50
on a delivery to St. Malo, France for the upcoming Route
du Rhum - Kip will be the only Amerincan
in the race.
Ryan hopes to be at the starting line in September 2007 for
the inaugural Global Ocean
Challenge, a round-the-world race for 40
and 50 foot monohulls. Look for information on Ryan's sailing
campaigns on ryanfinnoceanracing.com.