sailing log: Father’s Day 2021

two years in a row means it is tradition, right? for our 1st sail of the year was Father’s Day, I took all 4 boys down to Ford Lake near Belleville, Michigan. it was a lot of just drifting along, but still a great time with the boys.

my 2nd son chose to fish from the shoreline, but the other 3 boys all joined me out on the water – my oldest son on the Minifish and me on the Sunfish with the 2 youngest sons.

it was a hot and humid day, and sadly very little wind. plenty of jet-ski traffic around us as well.

the lighter winds allowed my youngest son to explore on the Sunfish.

he even pretended to be a pirate and jumped over to board the Minifish and sail with his older brother for a while.

3rd son took the tiller and mainsheet for a while.

all told, a great time. just hope for better winds the next time.

4 Responses to “sailing log: Father’s Day 2021”

  1. 1 Chris Egly July 8, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Sailing with family! The best tradition. I have the best memories of sailing with my dad.

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  2. 2 Mark July 8, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Nice! What is that yellow rope going from the center board to the bow and back again?


    • 3 my2fish July 8, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Mark, that is a bungee line – I run it up to the tack of the sail and back. it serves two purposes – it acts as a daggerboard retaining line, and by looping it around the tack of the sail, the bungee tension can help pull the sail out when running and the winds are lighter.


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