Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President president@finnusa.org
Glenn Selvin – Treasurer  treasurer@finnusa.org
Rodion Mazin – Secretary  secretary@finnusa.org
Marcus Ward – Webmaster webmaster@finnusa.org
Terry Greenfield – Chief Measurer measurer@finnusa.org

USAFA Regions

Michael Dorgan – So Cal  socal@finnusa.org
Michael Kennedy- Nor Cal norcal@finnusa.org
Marcus Ward – Mountain  rockymountain@finnusa.org
James Bland – Texas  texas@finnusa.org
Will Libke – Midwest  midwest@finnusa.org
Noel Miller – South  south@finnusa.org
Al Marshall – East  east@finnusa.org

Upcoming Events

Finn Winter Series #3 BuccYC

Date: March 6, 2021

Location: Buccaneer YC

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Contact Noel Miller for more info south@finnusa.org

MBYC Club Short Races #1

Date: March 7, 2021

Location: Mission Bay YC

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Contact Mark Teigo for more info

Pot O’ Gold Regatta

Start date: March 12, 2021

End date: March 14, 2021

Location: Sarasota Sailing Squadron

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Registration is through Regatta Network Only.

For more info contact Hamish  Nicol at hambone950s@me.com

News

U. S. – built Finn project update from the Finn Foundation

Great news from the Finn Foundation and the U.S.-built Finn project. The fundraising efforts are on the rise and over 20K has been secured from the donors and supporters of the Finn Class.   The Project is in the full swing and we are conducting multiple tests of the hull/deck stiffness parameters and hull resonance

Wickford Regatta 2021 Registration is OPEN-“Wicked Deals” until April

As previously announced, Wickford Regatta 2021 will be over the June 5-6 weekend. The website is up at www.wickfordregatta.com and “Wicked Deal” registration is open. Unfortunately, organizers won’t be able to host their traditional Saturday evening dinner due to Covid restrictions and the lack of catering vendors. Entry fees have been reduced accordingly. Regatta Chairman,

San Diego Yacht Club One-Design Weekend

San Diego served up near-perfect weather for this last weekend’s San Diego Yacht Club One-Design Weekend (Feb 20-21st) sailed off Coronado Island. Originally, the Finn Fleet was supposed to be the ‘SCYA Midwinters regatta’ and sailed out of MBYC, but due to VID19 and SCYA canceling the long-time traditional Midwinters event, SDYC hosted the Finn

Billygoat Regatta

Michael Mark wins Buccaneer Yacht Club’s annual Billygoat Regatta exactly one month after a hip replacement surgery. The top 5 Finns were : Michael Mark, AB reasonover, Julian Bingham, Ernesto Bergeron and Andrew glass pictured belo on the left. CONGRATS 🎊🎈🍾🎉 MICHAEL THE BIONIC MAN!!!    

Finn Foundation US-Built Finn Initiative

Hello Finnsters, What if you could buy a brand-new, competitive, US-built Finn rather than paying a premium to ship a new Finn from overseas? The Finn Foundation is launching a project to make that a reality. I want to tell you about this exciting effort and how you can help. Challenge: Finn sailors and the

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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