Published July 17, 2014
Tags: access 303, Belfast Lough, dinghy, disabled sailing, royal yachting association, RYA, sailability, sailing, sailing video, video
this is a short video to introduce people to the sailability program at Belfast Lough. the program is intended to give everyone the opportunity to sail – even those with disabilities. the program uses mostly Access 303 wide dinghies.
you can find the original video here.
I’m amazed at the work put in, often by volunteers, to establish and maintain a program such as this.
and now for something completely different…
earlier this spring I bought a new mountain bike, and have been trying to add that in to my life’s rotation. the bike trails are very easy to get to from our house, and the loop around the nearby lake is a short 4-mile route. I usually ride one or two loops – nothing crazy. most of the route is on paved bike trails or large shoulders along the road, but there is a part that you can detour off into a gravel drive that winds through the woods, with several small footpaths that wander even further into, and along, the woods.
a few nights ago, I rode a loop around the lake with my 13-yr old son, and when we stopped at home, he went back inside, I grabbed my GoPro camera and took off for another loop. it was getting into the lower light of evening, and the video I captured on the trails in the woods was pretty wild. enjoy.
Published June 18, 2014
Tags: america's cup, Hugo Boss, Juerg Kaufmann, nautical, nautical photography, Olympics, passion, sailing, sailing photography, sailing video, video
amazing photography by Juerg Kaufmann.
load the video up in full screen and HD – and enjoy!
Published January 16, 2014
Tags: sailing, sunfish, sunfish clone, video
check out this short video of a small board boat similar to a Sunfish (a Sunfish clone). looks fun!
It’s a one of a kind model as far as I’m aware, only 90cm wide and no hiking straps! Wind was around 10 to 15 knots (guestimate).
Published January 6, 2014
Tags: Delaware, laser performance, lewes, sailing, sailing video, sunfish, sunfish racing, sunfish sailing, sunfish worlds, video
here is another great video of the 2013 Sunfish Worlds racing at Lewes, Delaware. those were some crazy conditions! heavy wind, huge waves… made for some challenging racing, I would think.
as I mentioned the other day in “smell the roses“, there was a great(?) song on the radio all the time when Michigan State last went to a Rose Bowl.
Go Green, Go White
Gonna have a party on New Year’s Night,
Go White, Go Green
Another butt-kickin’ by the Green Machine!
[or as my family remembers it: "another fried chicken by the Green Machine!"]
drink it in: