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Upcoming Events

Thames River Finn Championship

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: New London, CT
The second annual Thames River Finn Championship will be held at Thames Yacht Club in New London, Connecticut on Saturday, October 7th. In the last year, Thames Yacht Club members acquired & rebuilt seven classic Finns. Rob Scalia, who won last year’s regatta, will be defending his title and Finn sailors from other clubs are looking forward to sailing again this year.  Our goal is to have ten Finns sailing this year. There is no entry fee or registration form for this regatta. Please email me ( to register for the regatta and let me know if you would like to borrow a Finn. We will have the appropriate waivers and release forms available the day of the race. There is no entry fee or registration form for this regatta. Please email me ( if you have any questions, to register for the regatta and to let me know if you would like to borrow a Finn. We will have the appropriate waivers and release forms available the day of the race. I have attached the NOR to this email. NOR: 2023-NOR-Finn-Thames-River-Championship


2023 Finn North American Championship

The 2023 Finn North American Championship By Rodion Mazin  Newport Harbor, CA – September 2-4, 2023 In the hallowed waters of Newport Harbor, where the legacy of maritime excellence ran as deep as the Pacific itself, the 2023 Finn North American Championship unfolded in a ballet of wind, waves, and sheer skill. Hosted by the

2023 AGM Call for bids

2023 USAFA AGM ———————————————————— Dear USAFA members, If you are interested in the development of the Finn class in the United States and Canada, we urge you to submit your proposals for improvement, nominations for the open officer positions and bids for the 2023 major regatta championships to ( The AGM will be held

The Classic Finn Organization

The sea was calm, and the sun was setting on the horizon as David Hemenway navigated his classic Finn toward the shore. It was a vessel that had been built more than thirty years ago, with a wooden hull and older spars fitted with dacron sails. It may not have been the latest and fastest

2023 Wickford – Noreast Season Opener

Nestled on the west side of the Narragansett Bay, the picturesque town of Wickford has long been a hub for sailing enthusiasts. With its calm waters and stunning scenery, it’s no wonder that sailors from all over the Northeast flock to Wickford for some of the most exhilarating regattas of the season. And as the

Finn North American Masters Championship

The Finn North American Masters Championship, hosted by the Buccaneer Yacht Club, took place on Mobile Bay, Alabama, from March 30 to April 2, 2023. The event attracted a diverse group of experienced sailors who came to compete for the prestigious championship title. The competition was fierce, with the wind conditions ranging between 10 to

This is the home of the North American Finn Sailing where you will find our race calendar, information on regattas, sailing technique and advice, a forum & marketplace plus all the info you need to start Finn sailing.

The Finn is an outstanding boat originally designed by Rickard Sarby for a contest to find a boat for Scandinavian sailing and the 1952 Olympics.  Since then it has been featured in every Olympics.

An outstanding technical boat that favors boat handling and tactics over straight line speed.  With the unlimited pumping downwind in over 10 kts, it is a truly physical boat that rewards the athlete willing to work hard.

Most dinghies are built for smaller stature people but not so the Finn.  The Finn is a big man's boat with average crew weight over 200 lbs.

The great attraction of the Finn is that you don’t need a brand new boat to be competitive – top regattas are regularly won by 10-yr-old boats.

A growing route in for sailors on a budget is the ‘Classic with Carbon’ option – any pre-1985 hull super-charged with a second-hand modern rig. Classic boats are warmly welcomed at all NA Finn Class events and are often seen in the top 10 with the Modern Race Boats.

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