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.
Published May 14, 2013
Tags: anne knight weber, art, capsize, gdsc, greater detroit sunfish club, nautical, sailing, sailing art, sunfish, tumblr
I found this cool sketch on the email list for the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC). the sketch is by Anne Knight Weber – “an artist, writer, photographer and cartoonist”. (the sketch is available as a notecard for purchase.)
The Flip – by Anne Knight Weber
you can see more of Anne’s work at her website:
or at her Tumblr page:
there is a relatively new Sunfish blogger I’ve found and would like to introduce to ya’ll: Sail bug: two landlocked newlyweds learning to sail
Mike and Em have a Sunfish (“Blue”) and an AMFlite (“Woody”) and are blogging about the joys of learning to sail, repairing their boats, making a custom trailer and a PVC dolly, and having fun along the way.
Sail bug’s 2 boats
stop on over and check out their blog, and give them a warm welcome!
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.
you can find out more about the Massapoag Sunfish fleet at their blog and Facebook pages.
thanks Bonnie for pointing out that Pandabonium had a recent post – not only about Sunfish, but Sunfish on Lake Michigan no less!
he was particularly excited about the clubs choosing Lido 14 sailboats to complement their Sunfish as boats to train youth in sailing. here’s some more information on the Lido 14.
check out Panda’s post for more information on the Lido 14′s now in Michigan.
well, technically this wasn’t ever actually my Sunfish – but it is the 1st one I’ve ever sailed on. the photo is of Ryan, the younger brother of my roommate Sean, from when I worked as a staff member at Camp Arcadia. Sean was the 1st person to introduce me to the Sunfish (15 years ago!).