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

2021 U.S. National Championship

Start date: June 24, 2021

End date: June 27, 2021

Location: Corpus Christi YC

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The Corpus Christi Yacht Club would like to extend a warm South Texas welcome to the USA Finn Class for your National Championship! We hope you enjoy your time here and we look forward to hosting y’all!

Registration is open at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21811

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AGM will take place on June 24th. All the proposals have to be submitted to the secretary prior to AGM as per USAFA Bylaws.

In general, Corpus Christi winds are extremely predictable. Corpus Christi
has a regular sea breeze of 15 plus knots out of the southeast (130 degrees). The wind
typically builds uniformly across the bay from the southeast. Daytime highs range from
87 to 94 degrees Fahrenheit with water temperatures in the mid 80s. The area of the bay
where racing will occur has essentially no current and tides fluctuate approximately one
foot daily.

SDYC One Design Weekend

Start date: June 26, 2021

End date: June 27, 2021

Location: San Diego Yacht Club

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Finn Great Lakes Championship

Start date: July 10, 2021

End date: July 11, 2021

Location: North Cape Yacht Club, LaSalle, MI

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News

Wickford Regatta 2021

Sailing is a beautiful and diverse sport. There is not a person in this world who would doubt it. It is one of not many sports that brings a high school student and a grandmaster, a rookie and a seasoned sailor on the starting line, and a lot of time, both will have close chances

Gulf Yachting Association Championship

The GYA Finn championship contested in conjunction with Buccaneer’s Spring regatta last weekend was one of the best regattas we’ve held in a while. The challenging conditions truly tested the skills of the 10 boat Finn fleet and taught many lessons to the less experienced finnsters. For example, one who shall remain nameless (JB) learned

2021 North American Championship Alternate Location

After two and a half months of search and deliberations the 2021 North American Championship (NAC) has been moved from CORK, Kingston, Canada to the Pass Christian Yacht Club, Pass Christian, MS, USA. The event will take place 30 September to 03 October, 2021. This alternate location and dates will allow for more diverse attendance

Finns Return to Newport Beach

Nine Finns came to Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s (NHYC) Opening Day Race. It’s been several years since NHYC hosted the 2007 Olympic Trials and the Finns ruled the boatyard. Today’s racing was inside the bay in a nice little 10 knot southerly breeze. Sailing in the bay is always tricky as the breeze was on

2021 North American Championship Alternate Location Search

Dear USAFA Members and friends of the class, USAFA have contacted the Canadian Finn sailors and the CORK management regarding the NAs in August this year. The changing trajectory of the COVID-19 in Canada has forced renewed lockdowns in some provinces, including Ontario. For the last couple of weeks, the USAFA president and secretary have

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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