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

Zellerbach/Elvstrom

Start date: May 15, 2021

End date: May 16, 2021

Location: St. Francis YC

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Finns are back to the iconic venue for the first time since 2013!

Finn GYA Championship

Start date: May 15, 2021

End date: May 16, 2021

Location: Buccaneer YC

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News

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

Newport Harbor Finn Fleet!

Newport Harbor California is proud to be rebuilding the finn fleet.  After years of decline there are now 6 boats back in the boat yard, with a 7th to arrive in two weeks.  Our fleet currently has all levels of sailor from College all Americans down to guys who are in a dinghy for the first time. 

Registration is open for the 2021 Nationals

Stop procrastinating and register for the 2021 Finn U.S. National Championship today. No payment is required to pre-register. June 24-27, 2021 Corpus Christi. Enter today. Let’s see if we can beat 32 entries from 2019. https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21811 Video tribute below

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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