Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President president@finnusa.org
Darrell Peck – Honorary presidentdarrell.peck@gmail.com
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
Darrel Peck – PNW  darrell.peck@gmail.com
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

MBYC Sunday Bay Races

Date: December 6, 2020

Location: Mission Bay YC

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MBYC Sunday Bay Races

SDYC ODW

Start date: December 12, 2020

End date: December 13, 2020

Location: San Diego Yacht Club

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SDYC ODW

2020 North American Championship (event shifted)

Start date: December 17, 2020

End date: December 20, 2020

Location: Coconut Grove YC, Coconut Grove, FL

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The North American Championship has shifted to Coconut Grove YC in December 2020. Registration is now open for the 2020 North American Championship! Please visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21032

 

NOTE* Canada Senior Championship at CORK OCR was cancelled due to COVID 19 outbreak.

 

News

Miami Fall Series

The day started out blustery with 15 to 18 knots of breeze in a warm northerly.  5 boats competed in the 5th of a 6 part series in the Coconut Grove Sailing Club’s Miami Finn Fleet Fall Series regatta. Race number 1 was on time at 1130am with Jack Jennings winning the race handily with

San Diego Finn Fall Classic

Last weekend, SDYC hosted the Nov ODW and Finn Fall Classic with (14) Finns showing up on the starting line. Warm weather greeted the fleet for a super casual tow out to the race course (same course as the 2021 Finn Master North Americans will be held) enjoying ‘glass flat’ water but once offshore and

USA Finn Nationals – better later than never!

17 competitors were not deterred by either COVID-19 outbreak or the hurricane Zeta, and despite the challenges,  the USA Finn National Championship proceeded. 15 boats were able to get on the starting line in light winds, with competitors coming from as far away as Oregon, Michigan, New Hampshire, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Florida. Given the political

2020 AGM Summary

The year 2020 did not make it easy to either run a regatta or an AGM. Nevertheless, we made sure that all the USAFA member’s votes were taken into account. This year we ran a vote via google forms. The process allowed everyone who couldn’t visit the National Championship to cast their vote. Congratulations to

US Nationals shifts to Buccaneers YC

Due to storm damage the Finn U.S. National Championship has been moved to Buccaneer YC. It will be a BYC “standard format”, 3,3,2 races. Practice race up in the air at this time. NOR should be sent out tomorrow to everyone who have registered. If you didn’t register yet, registration page remains the same: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21378

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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