Class Contacts:

John F. Dane – President
AJ Pereira – Treasurer
Anna Broughton – Secretary
Marcus Ward - Webmaster
Terry Greenfield - Chief Measurer
Rodion Mazin - Media&Promotion

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

***2024 Major Events***

Upcoming Events

Brockville Finn Regatta

Start date: June 15, 2024
End date: June 16, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Brockville, ON

Saratoga Lake Regatta

Start date: July 20, 2024
End date: July 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Saratoga, NY

Cazenovia Toilet Bowl

Start date: August 3, 2024
End date: August 4, 2024
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Toilet Bowl Trophy will be awarded to the winner. As a sacred Finn class artifact, the Toilet Bowl Trophy will remain at WBYC with the winner’s name engraved on it. The winner will receive a more portable version of the Toilet Bowl.


2024 Finn Gulf Coast Championship

Registration is now open for the 2024 Finn Gulf Coast Championship! Pack your boats , get on the road , and unroll your sails! Join us at the Finn Gulf Coast Championship on April 13-14, 2024, hosted by the Buccaneer Yacht Club in Mobile, AL. Competitors arriving on April 11 for practice – let’s

2023 Finn North American Championship

The 2023 Finn North American Championship By Rodion Mazin  Newport Harbor, CA – September 2-4, 2023 In the hallowed waters of Newport Harbor, where the legacy of maritime excellence ran as deep as the Pacific itself, the 2023 Finn North American Championship unfolded in a ballet of wind, waves, and sheer skill. Hosted by the

2023 AGM Call for bids

2023 USAFA AGM ———————————————————— Dear USAFA members, If you are interested in the development of the Finn class in the United States and Canada, we urge you to submit your proposals for improvement, nominations for the open officer positions and bids for the 2023 major regatta championships to ( The AGM will be held

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

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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