sunfish killed by sandy

the Wet Pants Sailing Association (WPSA) in Sayville, New York posted a few pictures on Twitter of the damage to their Sunfish storage racks and a few of their Sunfish in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.



7 Responses to “sunfish killed by sandy”

  1. 1 classicalgas November 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    There is nothing sadder than seeing a boat ruined like that!


    • 2 my2fish November 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      well there was plenty of other damage from Hurricane Sandy that was much worse, but it is sad to see a Sunfish (or any other boat) lost like this.


      • 3 classicalgas November 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        Oh, I know, I’ve seen it. But the boats always take such a beating. I know I would have left my boat vulnerable at a marina. Granted they store them, but I couldn’t sleep knowing my boat was vulnerable to such a storm.


  2. 4 Bonnie K. Frogma November 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    We were lucky at Sebago – the entire grounds flooded but most of the boats were OK, the water just picked them up and floated them around and then deposited them when it went back out. I don’t think we lost any of the dinghy fleet. The kayak racks are a little tangled up & it’s hard to see if there’s damage on some – my Romany & TQ’s Sparrowhawk are fine, though.

    Still, even though the club was messed up, I had to walk a couple of blocks through a neighborhood where people had piles of ruined belongings sitting by the curb, waiting for the sanitation trucks. Puts it in perspective.


    • 5 my2fish November 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Bonnie, I’m glad your club came away with relatively light damage. did you see the photo Tillerman posted on his blog today? crazy the amount of damage there in Baydog’s neck of the woods. glad to hear he and his family are alright, too.


      • 6 Bonnie K. Frogma November 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        yeah, and that picture Baydog posted of a view where there had been 3 rows of houses and now there was just the road and the water…brrrr. And sad about his favorite boatyard, what a nice place that was.

        Our clubhouse was kind of trashed by the 5 feet of water that got into it – that will actually probably end up being the hardest repair job, but fortunately at this point the numbers of people using the place fall off a lot. The January 1 Frostbite Regatta, potluck, and general meeting is the next big event. There are a few of us who’ll keep paddling & sailing but it’s small groups, we can work around whatever work’s being done.


  1. 1 SANDY: A drive around Lewes on Monday morning – Sunfishklasse Nederland Trackback on October 30, 2013 at 3:21 am

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