here is a nice and short little video to introduce you to the Sunfish sailing fleet at the Massapoag Yacht Club. at the club, over 20 sailors make up Sunfish Fleet #668 – what looks like a great group of sailors.
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Tags: sailing, sailing video, sunfish, sunfish sailing, Texas sailing, video
just a little high speed Sunfish sailing in December in Texas. looks fun!
Tags: Alison Langley, artisan boatworks, boat building, buzzards bay, Maine, nautical, nautical photography, photography, Rockport, sailing, sailing video, uncas, wooden sailboat
this is a great video shot by Alison Langley to show off a newly built Buzzards Bay 18 – the first built in over a hundred years. the wooden sailboat was built by Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine.
The Buzzards Bay 18 was designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1904 as the K Class design for Beverly Yacht Club. No original BB18 exists today. Alec Brainerd, at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport Maine, built the first one since 1904 from the MIT Herreshoff plans. This video tells the story of building, launching and sailing the BB18 “Uncas”, one of the sweetest Herreshoff day sailers you’ll ever see.
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Tags: AMF, Lake Groton, minifish, sailing, sailing ads, sailing video, sunfish, video, vintage, vintage ads, Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group
a few days ago while browsing the messages at the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group, I saw a neat sailing video posted of a recently restored 1976 Minifish.
there are also has some great pictures of the restoration project at the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor Group.
the Minifish sailboat is similar to a Sunfish, but is slightly smaller. the Minifish sail area is 65 square feet (compared to the 75 square feet sail on the Sunfish). the hull of the Minifish was about 2 feet shorter, and only weighed 75 lbs, so a little more than half the weight of a Sunfish. AMF (the producer of the Sunfish at that time) introduced the Minifish to their product line in 1971 and continued making them until the early 1980′s. this vintage ad from the 1970′s compares the Sunfish and Minifish.
Tags: biscayne bay, Hobie Beach, sailing, sailing video, sunfish, sunfish sailing, video
Sunfish sailor Doug posted a pretty cool video of himself sailing his Sunfish out on Biscayne Bay just a couple weeks ago. I’ll admit, with a fresh few inches of snow on the ground here in Michigan, I’m pretty jealous of him sailing at this time of the year – with water and wind temperatures both above 70 degrees!
thanks for letting me post your video Doug! I really like his green and white striped sail for his Sunfish, too.