Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President president@finnusa.org
AJ Pereira – 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
Stephen Smeulders – East  east@finnusa.org

NEW ***2022 Major Events***NEW

Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Championship – Postponed till Fall

Start date: July 2, 2022
End date: July 3, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Pends

Saratoga Finn Horserace

Start date: July 30, 2022
End date: July 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Saratoga, NY
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Contact Stephen Smeulders, smeulders1000@gmail.com for more info.

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From the Organizing Authority: We strongly encourage folks who might attend, to think about accommodations.  If you are not a camper, it’s imperative to lock in a hotel reservation *NOW*. There is a horse race track nearby, & Saratoga Springs is a beautiful resort town with much to do, so there is much competition from NYC & Boston crowds for hotels in the summer. Otherwise, it’s probably a 50 min drive to the next hotel cluster.

Toilet Bowl

Start date: August 6, 2022
End date: August 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cazenovia, NY

Contact Al Marshall alm@almarshall.com for more info

News

2022 Great Lakes Championship – Postponed

The 2022 Great Lakes Championship has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. The new dates are pending to be posted on www.finnusa.org when the new venue is determined.

Short Notice! Finn Regatta at Saratoga Lake in Upstate New York July 30-31

Go here and then go to Cazenovia!  Email Stephen Smeulders if you have more questions.  smeulders1000@gmail.com   Event details page https://sailsaratoga.org/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS Registration page https://sailsaratoga.org/register/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS/class Results page https://sailsaratoga.org/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS/results Notice board https://sailsaratoga.org/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS/#notice-board Online shop https://sailsaratoga.org/shop/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS Entry list https://sailsaratoga.org/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS/#entry-list Crew list https://sailsaratoga.org/regatta/NGaPZGl7BS/crew-list

2022 USAFA AGM results

The 2022 USAFA AGM took place on Saturday, May 21st. The voting was completed via online tools, giving an equal opportunity to all the members to cast their votes. Congratulation to A.J. Pereira on taking on the duties of the USAFA Treasurer! Peter Frissell and Rodion Mazin ran unopposed for the President and the Secretary.

2022 U.S. Finn Nationals Results

The Finn U.S. National Championship had one of the best showings in the last few years, with close to 40 boats on the starting line. The variety of conditions was almost perfect for the Finn Class. Winds ranging from 8 to 30 knots gave competitors a wide range of options to showcase their skills, physique,

Photos from the 2022 Finn National Championships at ABYC

Photography by Tom Walker can be found here:  https://www.tomwalker.photography/Nautical-Sailing-and-Yacht-Photographs/2022-ABYC-Finn-National-Championship-Regatta/

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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