source: harold’s planet
source: harold’s planet
I got my latest copy of “Epoxyworks” magazine in the mail earlier this week and was excited to see they had an article about the restoration of wooden Sunfish parts – the rudder, tiller, and daggerboard. I completed similar repairs and improvements to my various Sunfish (and Super Porpoise) wooden parts as well, using more or less the same steps – but with maybe slightly more serious structural repairs for my gear.
you can read the full article here: http://epoxyworks.com/index.php/sunfish-wood-restoration/
this is a neat documentary about that unique group of sailors that continue sailing all through the cold winter months, braving the wind and snow, ice-covered waters, and just insane weather conditions – to get extra sailing starts and experience out on their sailboats.
Snow, ice, wind, and freezing waters…sailing
The documentary “Frostbiters” explores the extreme sport of Frostbiting — where it is done, who does it, and why.
Exclusive interviews with some of America’s top sailors, photography and film from sources and sailing organizations all over New England, and directed and produced by Emmy award winning Thurston Smith
for additional information, you can look at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frostbitersmovie/
for a nice interview of the director/producer Thurston Smith, see this interview by Shoreline Sailboats: http://shorelinesailboats.com/2013/06/shoreline-interview-frostbiters-thurston-smith/
this has all kinds of hipness rolled into one – live edge slabs, stand up paddleboarding, woodworking, sawmilling, forestry, craftmanship, creativity. I love it!
the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2017 Sunfish race schedule (you can find it with additional information posted at their Yahoo Group). you can also check them out on their Facebook page or website.
all Sunday races start at 12:30pm [uno], with the camping/racing weekends starting earlier in the day to get extra races in over the weekend.
new this year is the Double Delight, where they will be having 6 races. the schedule starts with a 9:30 Skippers meeting then race #1 would begin at 10:00am with two more races to follow. then a break for lunch. after lunch they would conduct 3 more races… thus creating a 6 race Sunday.
I said this last year (and the year before… and the year before), and didn’t get a chance to sail with this group, but I’m again going to do my best to meet up with them for some sailing races this year.