Class Contacts:

John F. Dane – President president@finnusa.org
AJ Pereira – Treasurer  treasurer@finnusa.org
Anna Broughton – Secretary  secretary@finnusa.org
Marcus Ward - Webmaster webmaster@finnusa.org
Terry Greenfield - Chief Measurer measurer@finnusa.org
Rodion Mazin - Media&Promotion usafinnmedia@gmail.com

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
Stephen Smeulders – East  east@finnusa.org

***2024 Major Events***

Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Regatta

Start date: July 6, 2024
End date: July 7, 2024
All-day event
Location: North Cape Yacht Club
This is a multiclass regatta at North Cape Yacht Club, consisting of Snipes, Finn’s and whatever they call lasers these days. 2024 NCYC Regatta Notice of Race Location Name: North Cape Yacht Club Address: 11850 toledo Beach Rd. City: Lasalle Country: USA State: Michigan Postal Code: 48145 Phone #: 734-242-5081 Website: NCYC.net Organizer Name Peter Frissell Organizer Phone #: 419-376-8557 Organizer Website: None Organizer email: peterfrissell13720@gmail.com

Saratoga Lake Regatta

Start date: July 6, 2024
End date: July 7, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Saratoga, NY

Cazenovia Toilet Bowl

Start date: August 3, 2024
End date: August 4, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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The Toilet Bowl Trophy will be awarded to the winner. As a sacred Finn class artifact, the Toilet Bowl Trophy will remain at WBYC with the winner’s name engraved on it. The winner will receive a more portable version of the Toilet Bowl.

News

2024 Great Lakes Regatta

Come up to Lasalle and have a wonderful time. We did the 2017 Masters NAs here and it was outstanding. Also the bar only charges cost for drinks so you won’t break the bank lamenting how Gus rolled you in every race. Great Lakes Regatta

2024 Finn Gulf Coast Championship

Registration is now open for the 2024 Finn Gulf Coast Championship! https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/27549 Pack your boats , get on the road , and unroll your sails! Join us at the Finn Gulf Coast Championship on April 13-14, 2024, hosted by the Buccaneer Yacht Club in Mobile, AL. Competitors arriving on April 11 for practice – let’s

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 finnsecretary@finnusa.org (mailto:finnsecretary@finnusa.org). 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

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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