Finland announces 420 Teams heading to ISAF Youth Worlds
The 10-strong team has been chosen from results and the qualification process which involved the Europeans and Worlds in different locations all around Europe during the summer. The 10 sailors who will represent Team Finland are Sirre Kronlöff, Veera Hokka, Saara Tukiainen, Emilia Winqvist, Suvi-Tuuli Wikström, Alexander Grönblom, Martin Mikkola, Anton Eklund, Jacob Eklund, Oskari Muhonen, and they will attend with Coach Vili Kaijansinkko.
Congratulations to the 420 teams:
Saara Tukiainen & Emilia Winqvist. 420 Female
Saara and Emilia have been sailing together for almost two summers. Before 420 they have sailed Optimist and Zoom8. They will continue to train in Finland despite the cold and will also have one training clinic and regatta in Italy before their journey to Malaysia. Their target is to finish the ISAF Youth Worlds in the top 15. Follow on Facebook
Jacob Eklund & Anton Eklund. 420 Male
These brothers began sailing at a very young age. Sailing has always been a big thing in their family. They first sailed Optimist and then moved to Zoom8. In 2014 Anton started a one-year campaign in the 420 class with his friend Sam Stenman aiming for the ISAF Youth Worlds. After one year the challenge of living in different countries made the partnership difficult, and they went their separate ways. At the same time, Jakob was also thinking on where to go next since he had gotten too old for Opti. It turned out to be perfect timing and so the brothers decided to do a similar project as Anton and Sam had done, with the ISAF Youth Worlds as their main goal.
Their team motto is: "We never lose. We either win or we learn."