Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President
Glenn Selvin – Treasurer
Rodion Mazin – Secretary
Marcus Ward - Webmaster
Terry Greenfield - Chief Measurer

USAFA Regions

Michael Dorgan – So Cal
Michael Kennedy- Nor Cal
Marcus Ward – Mountain
James Bland - Texas
Will Libke – Midwest
Noel Miller – South
Stephen Smeulders – East

NEW ***2022 Major Events***NEW

Upcoming Events

Open Orange Bowl Regatta

Start date: December 29, 2021
End date: December 30, 2021
Location: Coconut Grove YC, Coconut Grove, FL

The Organizing Authority and regatta host is the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC)

The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, including the US Sailing Prescriptions listed below in NOR1.4, and the respective Class Association rules, except as any of the above may be properly changed by the Sailing Instructions.

This is NOT the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta hosted at the neighboring Coral Reef Yacht Club on the same dates.

Boats shall enter the regatta by going to the Regatta Network website:

West Marine US Open Sailing Series – Miami

Start date: January 21, 2022
End date: January 23, 2022
Location: US Sailing Center, Miami, FL

US Sailing Center, Miami, FL

January 21-23, 2022

Classes: 49er, 49er FX, 470 Open, Nacra 17, iQFoil, Open Windfoil, Finn

Upper Key Finn Regatta

Start date: January 29, 2022
End date: January 30, 2022
Location: Upper Key Sailing Club

For more info contact Robert Saylor, UKSC Fleet Captain at 305-304-9876 or




Art Diefendorf – End Of The Watch

Art Diefendorf died at the Siegenthaler Center, a hospice facility in New Hartford, NY, attended by Dodie (Georgia), his wife of 59 years and their two children, Don, who is an MD, and Liz on the morning of November 26th, 2021.  Art was born in Syracuse, NY to Donald W. and Ruth L. (Arnold) Diefendorf and

Camraderie, Southern Hospitality, Good Wind Comprise Finn North American Champs

The Finn class completed its 2021 North American Championship over the weekend at Pass Christian Yacht Club with seven races in medium to light winds on the Mississippi Sound of the Gulf of Mexico. Local sailor and former U.S. Sailing Team member John F. Dane (USA 69) dominated the results with five first place finishes

Gregg Morton Wins Finn North American Masters Championship

San Diego, CA (September 12, 2021) The Finn fleet has been extremely active in San Diego over the past two weeks with the San Diego Yacht Club hosting the Pacific Coast Championship (September 4-5) and most recently the Finn North American Masters Championship (September 10-12). The Pacific Coast Championship featured 20 boats from as far away as

2022 Major Regatta Schedule

USAFA 2022 Major Event Schedule has been finalized! 2022 Finn North American Championship, Fairhope, AL – 07 – 10 April, 2022 2022 Finn U.S. National Championship, Long Beach, CA – 19 – 22 May, 2022 2022 Finn Masters North American Championship, Rochester, NY – 08 – 11 September, 2022 More info at:

2021 PCC

Twenty Finns lined up for the 2021 Finn Pacific Coast Championships hosted by San Diego Yacht Club with sailors from as far away as Missouri, Chicago, and Colorado. Many Finn sailors were using the Finn PCCs as a warm-up to the following weekend Finn North American Championships sailed on the same course out on the

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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