Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President
Darrell Peck – Honorary president
Glenn Selvin – Treasurer
Rodion Mazin – Secretary
Marcus Ward – Webmaster
Terry Greenfield – Chief Measurer

                       USAFA Regions

Rob Coutts – So Cal
Michael Kennedy – Nor Cal
Marcus Ward – Mountain
James Bland – Texas
Will Libcke (acting) – Midwest
Noel Miller (acting) – South
Al Marshall – East

Upcoming 2020 dates:

Bucaneer YC Spring Regatta

Start date: May 16, 2020

End date: May 17, 2020

Location: Bucaneer YC, Mobile AL


Spring Regatta May 16-17, 2020

Cape Cod Training Camp

Start date: May 30, 2020

End date: May 31, 2020


One week before Wickford Regatta, come to beautiful Cape Cod and enjoy a weekend Finn training Camp. Sailing will be done out of Wild Harbor Yacht Club. Cold water, strong breeze, and big waves! Register at 



Upcoming USAFA Events Cancelled

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving and Federal, State, and Municipal authorities banning large gatherings across different states, organizing authorities and USAFA cancelled following events: 1. 2020 Midwinters One Design, Sarasota, FL From Organising Authority: “In the wake of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, restrictions on community gatherings have changed significantly. A careful


Upcoming USAFA Events Updates

USAFA Midwinters One Design 2020 One Design Midwinters is still a go. The on the water racing will proceed as planned. Sarasota Sailing Squadron will take actions to limit the group activities during the event and we will keep you informed of their decisions. For now, there are no restrictions in Florida! Please note further


Wickford Regatta 2020 – registration opens on March 1st!

The Wickford Regatta is a celebration of One-Design Fun. First held in 1972, the Wickford Regatta was one of the first Laser events in the world. In subsequent years 470s, 505s and Flying Dutchmen made the Wickford Regatta the premier springtime event on the East Coast for the balance of the 70’s. Wickford Regatta 2020


Fairhope Finn Clinic – fee is waved for all 26 y.o. and younger

Great news for all the young folks out there who would like to try sailing Finn! USAFA will offer a free of charge clinic to all qualified athletes, that will take place at the Fairhope Yacht Club  25-27 March 2020. Clinic page: Please submit your resume to: and Resume should include the


Finn South Circuit

March is promising to bring plenty of the Finn action down South. The Registration is now open for the Miami Sailing Week, March 6-8. The Finn Class is on the roster! Find out more at   The Sarasota Sailing Squadron will be hosting Finn Midwinters East, March 20-22. We expect somewhere between 20-25 boats


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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