Obituary – Juri SaraskinKrakenSailing
Is is with great sadness that World Sailing reports the passing of Juri Saraskin, the Chief Measurer of the International Finn Association. He was an integral part of the Finn class for over half a century, and his calm but firm demeanour kept control of measurement at Finn championships for many years.
He started sailing in 1952, and since 1962 his life has been intricately connected to the Finn class, initially as a sailor and since 1967 also as a measurer.
He was twice Finn Champion of Estonia, in 1968 and 1970, and since 1992 Jüri has been the Chief Measurer of the Finn class. His scientific background and experience enabled him to develop and refine a lot of tools and methods for full and accurate measurement of dinghies.
He was instrumental in ensuring that modern Finns are measured accurately and consistently so that all boats are as alike as possible.
World Sailing extends its condolences and sympathy to all of his family and friends.