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.  We are very excited as the Finns have been extended an invitation to the Annual Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Opening day race on Sunday the 25th of April.  There’s lots of buzz in the boat yard as the Finns have been going out each weekend and are starting to draw more and more attention.  As NHYC hosted the Olympic Trials for the Finn class in 2007, it’s our goal to have a Major regatta in the next couple of years.

Here’s a link for anyone who would like to join us.

By Robert Kinney

Pictured in the photo. L to R

Rob Vandervort (sailed in the trials in 1995)

Robert Kinney (old finn owner)

Brad Dwan (finn sailor wanna be)

David Wood (new finn owner)

Mike Downey (new finn owner)


Rodion Mazin