Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President
AJ Pereira – 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 ***2023 Major Events***NEW

Upcoming Events

Wickford Regatta

Start date: June 2, 2023
End date: June 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Wickford YC, North Kingstown, RI
Registration is now open at: Registration for Wickford Yacht Club : Wickford Regatta 2023 (
  • Wicked Deal registration March 1-2: $85
  • Great Deal RegistrationMar 21-May 10: $100
  • Late Registration May 16-June 1: $120
  • Procrastinator’s Registration June 2+ 3: $135

2023 Finn U.S. National Championship

Start date: July 20, 2023
End date: July 23, 2023
All-day event
Location: Monroe, MI

Preliminary NOR

More info to come


2023 Finn North American Championship

Start date: September 2, 2023
End date: September 4, 2023
All-day event
Location: Balboa, CA


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

2023 Wickford – Noreast Season Opener

Nestled on the west side of the Narragansett Bay, the picturesque town of Wickford has long been a hub for sailing enthusiasts. With its calm waters and stunning scenery, it’s no wonder that sailors from all over the Northeast flock to Wickford for some of the most exhilarating regattas of the season. And as the

Finn North American Masters Championship

The Finn North American Masters Championship, hosted by the Buccaneer Yacht Club, took place on Mobile Bay, Alabama, from March 30 to April 2, 2023. The event attracted a diverse group of experienced sailors who came to compete for the prestigious championship title. The competition was fierce, with the wind conditions ranging between 10 to

R1 – U.S. Built Finn is Ready

We are almost there!!  It has taken a lot more work and much longer than many people anticipated to get the new R1 Finn built.   Many issues had to be addressed, some beyond just building a boat.  A few examples include: An efficient means of measurement had to be implemented. This requires having people living

U.S. Built R1 FINN

The molds for the new boat are complete, and the first boat is in the mold. The first boat and all the molds should be measured after the Gold Cup. Many, many thanks to the people who have contributed to the effort both financially and with their expertise. We can’t wait to see the updated

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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