The boat was built for the 1956 Olympics and has been restored by Ross.
This is what Ross says
They are of my wooden 1956 Oympic Finn which I took out for a sail a few weeks ago. She is sporting an alloy mast and a sail from the 1970 Finn Gold Cup in New Zealand.
I was not trying on that day, as you can see from the relaxed hiking mode, and the incorrectly rigged vang – but she still gets along nicely, and I’ve won my share of trophies in a mixed fleet three years ago. They say that if you can still walk after a Finn race, you are not really serious about competing. I can attest to that having had to be helped from the water’s edge on more than one occasion – but, oh what a drug! (don’t look at the telltales in 021.jpg!).