I was looking through some of my GoPro video footage from some sailing this summer, and stumbled on this gem… I was sailing on Lake Erie, and had come in towards shore to hop out and adjust the angle of my GoPro Hero video camera that I have mounted out on the boom. it was a bit windy, and right after I adjusted the GoPro, the wind caught the sail against my raised daggerboard, and completely flipped the Sunfish over into the water!
Posts Tagged 'sailing'
Tags: FAIL, gopro, gopro hero, Lake Erie, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing
Tags: 500, blog, blogging, journey, LIFE, sailing
this is my 500th blog post. wowsers. in a little shy of 2.5 years (
3,414 days… so just about 1 post per week on average) (1,589 days… so 1 post every 3.178 days… strangely close to pi…) [thanks for catching my math error, Tillerman]
here’s a walk down memory lane, via pictures I’ve posted here before:
my 1st Sunfish (mid 1960′s)
teaching my young boys to sail (little guy with no life jacket is just sitting there – we didn’t sail with him like that!):
sailing with my oldest son:
sailing with son #2 on Lake Erie:
my 3rd son learning how to hike out:
oldest son learning to sail!
2nd son also learning to sail!
it’s been a fun journey these last 500 posts, thanks for tagging along.
Tags: art, fishermen, kinetic art, regatta, sailing, sailing art, swivel, video
as meech so wisely pointed out in a comment on my last post – how can it be kinetic art without video evidence? the proof is in the pudding:
Tags: art, fishermen, kinetic art, regatta, sailing, sailing art, swivel
a friend and coworker showed off his latest creation today. our office had just relocated a few miles away, and we are all still settling in to our new offices (or cubicle, in my case). he had created something called kinetic art [any piece of art that uses motion or movement for its effect]. and for his subject – he had chosen something he and I both share a passion for… sailing.
it is a simple, balanced creation – but subtle in its creativity.
plain wire is shaped to mimic waves, and balance the shapes hanging below.
fisherman’s swivels connect the wires to the sails.
sails are hand cut from copper sheet. slightly scuffed with sandpaper and blazoned with a torch – each sail is uniquely different, with the effects of the torch creating a rainbow of colors on the copper sail surface.
the artwork is hung from the ceiling with a fishing leader. it benefits from a nearby heating & cooling vent on a piece of duct work nearby… the copper sails slowly dance and chase each other in a lazy circle, racing towards the finish line.
simple, graceful, beautiful.
Tags: blur.se, laser, laser sailing, Lasersöndag, sailing, sailing video, video, winter sailing