Class Contacts:

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

USAFA Regions

Michael Dorgan – So Cal
Michael Kennedy – Nor Cal
Darrel Peck – PNW
Marcus Ward – Mountain
James Bland – Texas
Will Libke – Midwest
Noel Miller – South
Al Marshall – East

Upcoming Events

New Years Day Race SDYC

Date: January 1, 2021

Location: San Diego Yacht Club


New Years Day Race SDYC.

Lauderdale OCR

Start date: January 15, 2021

End date: January 18, 2021

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL


US sailing

World Sailing Cup Miami no more! Iconic January OCR is back! More info to follow.

2021 U.S. National Championship

Start date: June 24, 2021

End date: June 27, 2021

Location: Corpus Christi YC

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The Corpus Christi Yacht Club would like to extend a warm South Texas welcome to the USA Finn Class for your National Championship! We hope you enjoy your time here and we look forward to hosting y’all!


Miami Fall Series

The day started out blustery with 15 to 18 knots of breeze in a warm northerly.  5 boats competed in the 5th of a 6 part series in the Coconut Grove Sailing Club’s Miami Finn Fleet Fall Series regatta. Race number 1 was on time at 1130am with Jack Jennings winning the race handily with

San Diego Finn Fall Classic

Last weekend, SDYC hosted the Nov ODW and Finn Fall Classic with (14) Finns showing up on the starting line. Warm weather greeted the fleet for a super casual tow out to the race course (same course as the 2021 Finn Master North Americans will be held) enjoying ‘glass flat’ water but once offshore and

USA Finn Nationals – better later than never!

17 competitors were not deterred by either COVID-19 outbreak or the hurricane Zeta, and despite the challenges,  the USA Finn National Championship proceeded. 15 boats were able to get on the starting line in light winds, with competitors coming from as far away as Oregon, Michigan, New Hampshire, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Florida. Given the political

2020 AGM Summary

The year 2020 did not make it easy to either run a regatta or an AGM. Nevertheless, we made sure that all the USAFA member’s votes were taken into account. This year we ran a vote via google forms. The process allowed everyone who couldn’t visit the National Championship to cast their vote. Congratulations to

US Nationals shifts to Buccaneers YC

Due to storm damage the Finn U.S. National Championship has been moved to Buccaneer YC. It will be a BYC “standard format”, 3,3,2 races. Practice race up in the air at this time. NOR should be sent out tomorrow to everyone who have registered. If you didn’t register yet, registration page remains the same:

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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