Please select your home edition
Edition
Collinson and Co

International Finn Association launches new website

by Robert Deaves on 11 Feb 2014
International Finn Association – Finn class launches new website © International Finn Association 2013
The International Finn Association is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website after successfully porting its existing site onto a new platform and to a new server.

The address remains, as always, www.finnclass.org. The whole site has been reworked onto the new platform and should be faster, more reliable and more secure.

The previous website has served the class well for four years, but advances in technology and security issues meant a new approach was called for and the new site went live earlier this year. For all intents and purposes it is the same site as previously, but the new platform will allow the site to be further developed in the coming years.

The new site is now running on Joomla 3.2 content management system software (CMS) and was ported across in late 2013.

The major advantage of the new platform is that it offers a responsive design, meaning that the layout responds to the device it is being viewed on. Whether you view the site on a desktop, laptop, or increasingly as sailors do these days, on a tablet or smartphone while at an event, you get the same viewer experience, resized to match the device. As the screen gets smaller, all items progressively resize to fit on the page, though the text remains the same size. This means the page is always readable and there is no scrolling side to side to find what you are looking for. The entire designed width is always available. When the page is too small for this, such as on a small tablet or smartphone, the page automatically jumps to the mobile format, with the entire menu accessible from a button in the top left of the screen.


All the content from the old site is there, including some 600 articles from the past four years documenting the sailor's stories and all the major events during that time. The Finn class media package is one of the most advanced of all Olympic classes and engages a worldwide audience through its in-depth press releases as well as operating an integrated media platform that includes extensive photo galleries on Flickr, videos on YouTube, and social media interaction on Facebook and Twitter. The hub of these activities is always the class website and it was essential that this was modernised to match the ongoing growth in the classes other media activities, which will be further developed through the coming years.

While initially the new site has no additional functionality, the new platform and CMS will allow it to be developed far beyond what the previous site was capable of doing. In effect it is future proofed and will be a valuable part of the classes wide ranging media activities in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The road to Rio really gets under way in earnest in 2014 and the Finn class media will be there every step of the way to tell the stories as they happen.

Protector - 660 x 82Hall Spars - BoomHarken and Fosters -  Harken Winches

Related Articles

'Row like a Girl' Atlantic record breaker joins Zhik
Olivia Bolesworth, one of Row like a Girl Atlantic crossing record-breakers joined Zhik as Corporate Activation Manager. Olivia Bolesworth, one of the Row like a Girl Atlantic crossing record-breakers, has joined Zhik as Corporate Activation Manager. Olivia, a design graduate from Bristol UWE, was one of the youngest and fastest females to row across the Atlantic, breaking two world records and finishing second overall in the event.
Posted today at 5:54 am
Survitec Group opens new Cairns facility
Survitec Group Australia has expanded it’s operations in Queensland by establishing a new Cairns Service Facility. Survitec Group Australia has expanded it’s operations in Queensland by establishing a new Cairns Service Facility. Operating from a 430 m² site the new Survitec Group service facility expands upon the broad range of capabilities throughout Australia with the support of key brands such as RFD, DSB, Zodiac, Plastimo and Crewsaver.
Posted on 21 Feb
Rivergate welcomes back expedition vessel, Codene
A superb example of a luxury expedition motor yacht, 35m Tenex-built Codene was slipped at Rivergate Marina and Shipyard A superb example of a luxury expedition motor yacht, 35m (115ft), Tenex-built Codene was slipped at Rivergate Marina and Shipyard for several weeks while it underwent annual maintenance, repairs and Lloyds Class Survey to retain its commercial status.
Posted on 21 Feb
Abell Point are making quite a splash!
Abell Point Marina, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Abell Point Marina, the popular Queensland marina precinct, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. Achieving first global 5 Gold Anchor accreditation in world in 2016 cemented Abell Point’s position in the marina industry and 2017 will see some newsworthy additions to the Abell Point offer.
Posted on 21 Feb
Spinlock's Andy celebrates 35 years of service
Spinlock, designers / manufacturers of rope-holding equipment, have been celebrating long-service of one of their staff. Spinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, have been celebrating the long-service of one of their staff.
Posted on 21 Feb
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Feb 21 - Pence steadies Europe
The AUD remained below 0.7700, while the NZD drifted below 0.7200, looking for support from the Dairy Auction. US equities settled in a quiet open to a holiday weekend. The Dollar was also steady, with the EUR trading 1.0600, while the Yen held above 113.00. The AUD remained below 0.7700, while the NZD drifted below 0.7200, looking for support from the Dairy Auction.
Posted on 20 Feb
Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 - Accommodation options
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.
Posted on 20 Feb
FUSION® announces 8.8-inch Signature Series speakers
Signature Series offers unparalleled performance even when exposed to the harshest marine conditions. Signature Series offers unparalleled performance even when exposed to the harshest marine conditions.
Posted on 18 Feb
FUSION StereoActive honored with industry award for product innovation
FUSION® announced that its StereoActive purpose-built portable marine stereo has won the NMMA Innovation Award FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today that its StereoActive purpose-built portable marine stereo has won the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the Watersport Equipment category at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.
Posted on 18 Feb
Honda Marine Introduces a bold new concept engine at Miami Boat Show
Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Ltd breaks the mould for marine engines Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Ltd breaks the mould for marine engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with a bold new concept engine that could power the future of boating. With inspiration from across Honda’s line-up – including automotive, marine and aeronautical – the design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like.
Posted on 17 Feb