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More than a Class Association

The North Haven Dinghy Foundation is the regulating national class association for the oldest continually raced one-design sailboat in America. Formed in 2021 “for the purpose of preserving the historic North Haven Dinghy one-design sailing class,” the Foundation is a proactive commitment to making the experience of sailing our iconic boat more vibrant and accessible than ever.


1. To promote sports competition in the historic North Haven Dinghy sailboat.

2. To regulate nationally as the North Haven Dinghy class association, maintaining uniform rules and the one-design feature of the sailboat.

3. To provide the general public with access to North Haven Dinghies, emphasizing youth participation in the sport.


We actively coordinate with Dinghy owners, support the Dinghy National Championship, publish Dinghy class specifications, maintain an active website, host a class listserv, keep current owner lists, host periodic tuning and racing clinics, distribute electronic newsletters, facilitate access to boat parts, coordinate with boatwrights to ensure all new Dinghies conform to class regulations, propogate a uniform set of class rules to support one-design racing of Dinghies, maintain various artifacts and databases from our 138-year history, and generally promote the fun of sailing the North Haven Dinghy to anyone who is interested! Perhaps most importantly, we strive to put new sailors in these old boats through our communal Dinghy Initiative.


Special thanks goes out to all these folks who have already given time, advice, funds, and energy to make The Dinghy Foundation a reality: Adam Alexander, Kim Alexander, Dan Amory, Jon Amory, Patrick Amory, Barba + Wheelock Architecture, Dante Bayona, Luis Berrizbeitia, Nathalie Binney, Nancy Blackett, Carter Brock, Foy Brown, Luke Brown, Lydia Brown, Levy Byrd, Richard Byrd, Dorsey Cabot, Harry Cabot, Stephanie Cabot, Walter Cabot, Lee Campbell, Mark Carthy, North Haven Casino, Bouzha Cookman, Jenni Lyn Cooper, John Crocker, Matt Crocker, Linda Crockett, Sara Diaz, Ollie Dietter, Zeke Dietter, Brackett Dow, Joan Dow, Wells Dow, Doyle Sails, Peter Dragonas, Peter Dunbar, Jenny Dupont, Pierre Dupont, Kelley Frumer, Stephanie Gates, Andrew Gilbert, Carrie Gilbert, North Haven Golf Club, Paul Goodhof, Ben Hammond, Jay Hammond, Kate Hammond, William Hammond, John Hanson, Ken Hartt, North Haven Historical Society, Jeff Holmgren, Kate Holmgren, Mara Holmgren, Will Holmgren, Lib Holt, Celia Huntington, Chris Huntington, Jeff Huster, Hyde Sails, Barrie Hyman, Leslie Hyman, Sarah Hyman, Cathy Iselin, J O Brown & Son, Abby Janes, Ben Lamont, Tommy Lamont, Tucker Lannon, Alexander Lehr, William Lehr, Griffin Leschefske, Sam Levine, Cam Lewis, Emmy Lewis, George Lewis, Jeff Longnecker, Bill Macgowan, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Inc., Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau, Nancy Mazzulli, Robert McKenzie, Alex Merchant, Joanna Metcalfe, Catherine Nordensen, Sebastien Nordensen, David Parsons, Lori Pease, Roland Pease, Elizabeth Pendleton, Bob Perkins, John Perkins, Mark Ploch, Mike Price, Caity Quinn, Bonnell Robinson, Dicky Saltonstall, George Saltonstall, Polly Saltonstall, Phil Saul, Peter Scott, Chris Scott-Hansen, Ed Scott-Hansen, Bill Seefeld, Anne Simcoe, Kate Simcoe, Tim Simcoe, Anita Spertus, Ella Tagliamonte, Will Tagliamonte, US Sailing, Benoit Ugeux, Nick Vlasto, Neil Wallace, George Warner, Lorraine Washington, Ann Wiedie, Christy Wiegand, John Wilkins, Janet Williamson, Felix Wolfram, Margot Woodworth, and others unnamed!

Support & Contact

You can make an online donation here or learn about other ways to support our causes at our support page here. The easiest way to reach out is by email at Mailings can be sent to North Haven Dinghy Foundation, 654 Crabtree Point Road, North Haven, ME, 04853.

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