Class Contacts:

Peter Frissell – President president@finnusa.org
Darrell Peck – Honorary president  darrell.peck@gmail.com
Glenn Selvin – Treasurer  treasurer@finnusa.org
Rodion Mazin – Secretary  secretary@finnusa.org
Marcus Ward – Webmaster webmaster@finnusa.org
Terry Greenfield – Chief Measurer measurer@finnusa.org

                       USAFA Regions

Rob Coutts – So Cal  socal@finnusa.org
Michael Kennedy – Nor Cal norcal@finnusa.org
Marcus Ward – Mountain  rockymountain@finnusa.org
James Bland – Texas  texas@finnusa.org
Will Libcke (acting) – Midwest  midwest@finnusa.org
Noel Miller (acting) – South  south@finnusa.org
Al Marshall – East  east@finnusa.org

Upcoming 2020 dates:

2020 North American Masters Championship

Start date: October 8, 2020

End date: October 11, 2020

Location: Austin Yacht Club - Lake Travis

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2020 North American Masters Championship (registration website pending)

Jack Dane Finn Regatta

Start date: October 17, 2020

End date: October 18, 2020

Location: Pass Christian YC, Pass Christian, MS

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Oct, 17-18 Jack Dane Finn Regatta

News

August OCR at SDYC – new COVID edition – single handed boats only!

-Ready to SAIL/Race your FINN?? Great news! SDYC will be hosting the OCR in AUGUST!!! Due to COVID, Social Distancing will be implemented and only the Finn, Laser and Laser Radial will be racing OCR- so more racing/sailing area for the Finns!! Already 12 Finns signed up- Expecting 20+ Finns! Please LMK if any questions-

2020 Nationals and North American Championship changes

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the class leadership with the support of our members made a decision to shift the U.S. National Championship to the Pass Christian YC, MS in the first half of November 2020 and the North American Championship to the Coconut Grove YC, FL 17-20 December 2020. More details will be available

Canandaigua Yacht Club hosts Around The Lake Race

Check out a new event on our calendar. August 1st, Canandaigua Yacht Club hosts “Around The Lake Race”. This is a 28 mile long distance race that will test your endurance, gastro-intestinal preparation, provisioning, and use of sunscreen.    More details at http://www.finnusa.org/event/canandaigua-around-the-lake-race/

USAFA Schedule Urgent Update ad Vote

Hello Finnsters, First,  Please be aware that after some discussion with Corpus Christie Yacht Club the decision was made to have the Nationals at Corpus Christie next year due to the pandemic. The people at Corpus Christie Yacht Club have been very professional and accommodating and a joy to work with.  Its unfortunate that dates

Upcoming USAFA Events Cancelled

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving and Federal, State, and Municipal authorities banning large gatherings across different states, organizing authorities and USAFA cancelled following events: 1. 2020 Midwinters One Design, Sarasota, FL From Organising Authority: “In the wake of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, restrictions on community gatherings have changed significantly. A careful

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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