Published May 17, 2013
Tags: blog, blogging, laser, laser performance, my2fish, optimist, propercourse, sailing, Shoreline Sailboats, sunfish
earlier this week, I did an interview by email for Shoreline Sailboats, which they’ve now posted on their website: interview with my2fish
it’s a nice summary of how I was introduced to sailing, how my passion for Sunfish sailing has developed, and why I started blogging about it here. most of the information can be found on this blog if you want to dig down through the archives, but the interview pulls a lot of information into one place.
Shoreline Sailboats is an authorized Laser Performance dealer in Lake Ontario and Finger Lakes region of western New York, selling Sunfish, Lasers, Optimists and various other sailboats manufactured by Laser Performance.
Shoreline Sailboats began as an idea in late 2012. My brother and I had noticed a decline in sailing in our area that started in the 1990s…
…we both agree that the Sunfish was the one boat that gave us access to the water on almost any day of the year. Our family’s Sunfish was one of the most forgiving and thrilling sailboats we have experienced….
So, our new business begins out of the nostalgia of youthful days on the water, and a desire to bring families back to sailing. What better way than by offering used and new Sunfish and a line of LaserPerformance sailboats to sailors young and old.
Shoreline has a nice “blog” section of their website to check out as well.
I’m confused about this whole kirby laser torch problem.
can’t we just go sailing?
this is an amazing video that shows the step-by-step process that goes into making a Laser sailboat at the Laser Performance factory in Long Buckby, UK. there is a lot of hand work, with not much automation — it is an incredible process.
Published March 17, 2013
Tags: laser, laser performance, laser sailing, Laser Tips, Olympic sailing, racing, sailing, Shoreline Sailboats, start line, windward mark
a pretty cool video showing various sailing tips and racing tactics for Laser racing.
pretty sweet video shot with a GoPro Hero 3 video camera, using a pole mount, to capture some Laser sailing. I like the slow-motion effects they used, too!
Published March 8, 2013
repairs , sailing
Tags: 2135, 57mm, annapolis performance sailing, blocks, carbo block, harken, laser, ratchet blocks, sailing, sailing gear, sunfish
during the month of March, Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) is offering their 10% off sale on their entire Harken hardware product line. additionally, if you spend over $100, you get a free gift (and naturally the gift gets better the more you spend!).
I use the Harken 2135 57mm carbo ratchet block for my mainsheet control on my Sunfish – it was a BIG upgrade over what I was using previously, and a HUGE improvement over the old hook that came standard on older Sunfish sailboats. I also use the H071 stand-up spring and the HSB2 spring cup.
with 10% off, now is a pretty good time to update your old gear or improve to a newer system.