Upcoming dates:

September:

1-10  Gold Cup, Balaton, Hungary
16-17 Finn Pacific Coast Championships San Diego, CA

October:

7-8 Finn Rocky Mountain Championship Longmont, CO
7-8 Gulf Yachting Association Championship Regatta, Mobile Bay, AL

December:

8-10 North Americans, at Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach, FL

Upcoming 2018 dates:

Feb 17-18, Mission Bay Yacht Club, Midwinters
April TBD, San Diego Yacht Club, Olympic Classes Regatta
May 27-27, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Memorial Day Regatta
June TBD, San Diego Yacht Club, Pacific Coast Championships
June TBD (one week after PCCs), San Diego Yacht Club, North American Masters
Nov. 17-18, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Turkey Day Regatta

 

Audacious – an unlikely story. – James Bland, USA 88

Since I started racing sailboats at the age of 14 [1970], I’ve always wanted to sail a Finn. At Goguac Yacht Club [Battle Creek, Mi] the best sailor in the club, owned a black Thistle and a black Finn. Dave McDill was built like a linebacker and his wooden Finn was gorgeous and had a

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Finn North American Masters Final

The 2017 Finn master’s is in the books, congratulations to the 2017 North American Finn Master Darrell Peck who sealed the deal today against Peter Frissell in a very light and challenging race. This morning saw a 4 hour shore postponment as the land generated breeze got in a fight with the gradient breeze which

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Finn North Americans NOR and Registration

Finn North Americans NOR and Registration available here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15440

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This is the home of 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 boathandling 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.