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

2023 Finn North American Championship

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


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

Measurement Updates

Dave Martin and Fabiano Vivacqua’s work to get the Gold Cup in Miami has undoubtedly been one of the significant efforts this year. Although most of the work has been done by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the leadership at the USAFA has worked hard to make sure our small part on the world stage is

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 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.   Event details page Registration page Results page Notice board Online shop Entry list Crew list

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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