Finn USA


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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 120

About Finn USA

This singlehanded boat was designed specifically for the Olympics and requires sailors to be average size or above. The fiberglass hull is built to very tight tolerances ensuring a strict one design shape. Well maintained boats from the 1990’s are still competitive and win national events. The high technology, un-stayed carbon fiber mast is available in different degrees of flexibility to suit the sailor’s physical capabilities and allow a wider range of heights and weights to be competitive. The Finn is very responsive to fine changes in tuning and the knowledge gained translates into improved performance when sailing in other classes.

Without a lot of friends you cannot have good racing, nor can you have an intensely enjoyable time that leaves your life richer. While Finn sailors are very competitive on the water, there is a culture of sharing and deep affection for both the boat and fellow sailors. This culture gets shared with newcomers who receive lots of help figuring things out. Finn sailors are often willing to lend a boat for a trial. New fleets are forming around the country.


Boats Produced: Over 5,000

Class boat builder(s):

Devoti Sailing,
Pata Marine,

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 500

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Florida, California, Midwest, Northeast, Colorado, Gulf Coast

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  180-260 Lbs

Boat Designed in 1949

Beam: 60″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 205 Lbs.

Draft: 39″

Mast Height: 22′