Published January 30, 2013
Michigan , sailing
Tags: adventure, canoe, canoeing, dugout canoe, great lakes, lake michigan, laser performance, laser performance united, sailing, sunfish, vimeo
here is a short teaser trailer about a summer adventure two women took on Lake Michigan. the two of them paddled and sailed over 1200 miles on Lake Michigan over 93 days in the summer. they added a Sunfish sail to their hand-made dugout canoe.
This summer my friend, Amy, and I circumnavigated Lake Michigan… Everyone dreams of an adventurous life. We took off out the back door running; exploring on our own terms, by our own means. This is a short teaser of our journey.
they also have a blog about it: Lake Michigan in a Dugout
I found their blog from one of the weekly “Rhumbline” emails from Laser Performance United.
here is a pretty cool video of a Sunfish sailing regatta on New Year’s Day hosted by the Edgewood Yacht Club in Narragansett Bay, RI.
towards the very end of the video, the sailor is sailing incredibly fast on a downwind leg – the Sunfish is planing and just flying across the water.
Published December 14, 2012
pirate , sailing
Tags: Christmas, diorama, Etsy, gift, gift guide, pirate, sailing, sailor, vimeo, wirecutter, wooden sailboat
if you are looking for a last-minute idea for the sailor in your life, these would make a pretty cool little hand-made gift for Christmas.
you can find them online at Etsy. they can be found in regular and pirate versions.
HT: Gifting Guide on thewirecutter
Published December 6, 2012
Tags: Barrington, barrington yacht club, frostbiting, rhode island, sailing, sailing video, sunfish, sunfish racing, sunfish sailing, vimeo
here is another video of frostbiting at Barrington Yacht Club in Rhode Island. this one is edited down nicely and is much shorter, only about 2 minutes long, but catches a lot of the action out on the water.
Published November 3, 2012
Tags: croatia, Igor Stropnik, Laser 2, laser performance, sailboat, sailing, sailing video, single-handed sailing, slovenia, vimeo
this is a great video created by Igor Stropnik of Slovenia of his single-handed sailing trip in a Laser 2 sailboat up and down the coast from Slovenia to Albania and back – a 36 day, 2000 km trip.
there is a difference between living and being alive