The Canadian-built Finn yachts which are being built for use in this year's Olympic Games have been put through a series of tests to ensure their acceptability for the Games.
GV Olympic marina
SV INTERIOR Official inspecting yachts (2 shots)
SV & CU Officials testing balance of yacht
CU Sign "Finn" ZOOM OUT TO GV OF Yacht hulls being examined (3 shots)
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Background: The Canadian-built Finn yachts which are being built for use in this year's Olympic Games have been put through a series of tests to ensure their acceptability for the Games.
The chief measurer of the International Yacht Racing Union, Mr. Tony Watts, conducted a series of tests on the yachts at the Olympic marina at Kinston, Ontario, on Tuesday (23 March). The tests were carried out several months behind schedule.
According to reports reaching London, the measurements and trials revealed only minor flaws which are expected to be corrected soon.
Mr. Watts said before the tests were held that he expected them to show the Canadian Finns were at least as good as the Vanguard Finns of which they are copies.
Mr. Watts discovered no major problems during his inshore inspection, and it is hoped that production of the 50 boats needed for the Olympic Finn championships will now proceed without further problems or delays.
SYNOPSIS: The Olympic marina at Kingston, Ontario, in Canada, where the Olympic yachting championships will be held later this year. On Tuesday, the marina was in use for tests on Canadian-built yachts that will be used in the Finn titles.
The tests were carried out by the International Yacht Racing Union's chief measurer, Mr. Tony Watts.
They were originally scheduled to be carried ut several months ago, and included measurement and balance tests as well as sailing trials.
Mr. Watts said before the trials he expected the boats to be at least as good as the Vanguard Finns of which they are copies.
No major problems were found during the trials, and production f the fifty yachts needed for the Olympic titles should proceed without delay.