Posts Tagged 'laser'
Tags: ecuador, fishing bay yacht club, Gabriel Moran, junior sailing, laser, laser sailing, optimist, sailing, sunfish, tank sailing
this is a great video showing off the junior sailing program from 2013 at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. the junior sailing program was coached by Gabriel Moran (Tank Sailing) – a sailing coach born in Ecuador that coaches Laser, Sunfish & Optimist sailing. looks like he runs a fun program!
Tags: buccaneer, clark lake yacht club, devils lake yacht club, gdsc, interlake, lake huron, laser, michigan, midwest, regatta, sail, sailing, snipe, sunfish, sunfish class, sunfish race, sunfish regional, sunfish sailing, tawas bay
there are (3) Sunfish races in the Midwest Region during the month of September.
Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, Sept 1st – GDSC Open Regatta – Labor Day
the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) (also check out their Yahoo Group, it’s sometimes a bit more up-to-date) hosts an annual camping trip with Sunfish racing to be held over Labor Day weekend. they are repeating things from last year, with the event being held at Tawas Bay, Michigan, with racing to be held on Tawas Bay which is part of Lake Huron. many from the group will be camping at the Tawas Point State Park, but the group will be launching their sailboats from the public ramp next to Timberlane Resorts, where some of the group is also staying.
my family camped at that state park a few summers ago – it is a pretty nice park, and a absolutely beautiful area, but sailing is not really feasible from the state park and campground area, as the water is very shallow for several hundred and up to a few thousand feet off the shoreline. I also sailed on Tawas Bay that weekend, launching from the same ramp the GDSC will be using.
Saturday, Sept 14th and Sunday, Sept 15th – Midwest Sunfish Regional Championship #3
this event will be held at Devils Lake Yacht Club in Manitou Beach, Michigan. it is the 70th annual “Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta“, and typically includes 2 fleets – Sunfish and Lightnings. this is the event I was able to attend as a spectator (and photographer) in 2009.
Saturday, Sept 21st and Sunday, Sept 22nd – Clark Lake Fall Regatta
this 2-day event will be held by Clark Lake Yacht Club in Clark Lake, Michigan. a couple things from the notice of race:
Note: 5 boats minimum required for individual start –3 boats minimum for a fleet! Rebels, Interlakes, Sunfish, Wayfarers, Buccaneers, and Snipes!
sounds like a great time! the official notice of race can be found here (.pdf file).
Tags: laser, laser performance, rhode island, sailing, sunfish
this is a really neat behind-the-scenes look into the Rhode Island factory for Laser Performance (LP). this is where the Sunfish, Laser, the Optimist and other small sailboats are made.
Shoreline Sailboats, a LP dealer in western New York, got the chance to take the tour, and put together this video.
Tags: blog, blogging, laser, laser performance, my2fish, optimist, propercourse, sailing, Shoreline Sailboats, sunfish
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.