check out this promo video for the upcoming 107th race from Chicago to Mackinac Island.
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the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2015 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.
- May 3rd – Maceday Lake (was this past weekend)
- May 31st – Watkins Lake
- June 14th – T.B.D.
- June 27th & 28th – Tawas Bay State Park & Tawas Bay Yacht Club – a camping & sailing weekend at Tawas Bay on Lake Huron
- September 5th & 6th – Tawas Bay – another camping & sailing weekend at Tawas Bay on Lake Huron (launching from Timber Lane Resort‘s beach)
- September 20th – Watkins Lake
- September 27th – Big Lake
all Sunday races start at 12:30pm [uno]
I said this last year (and the year or 2 before), and didn’t get a chance, but I’m again going to do my best to meet up with this group for some races this year. it’s shaping up to be a pretty busy summer already, though!
Tags: arcadia, beach, blog, blogging, FAIL, lake michigan, laws of motion, physics, sail, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing, video
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming. my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach. seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!
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I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.
it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish. after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.
not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.
Tags: blogging, bokeh, dslr, nature, Nikon, photo challenge, photography, rule of thirds, soft focus, squirrels
from our front yard maple tree a few years ago, a favorite resting spot for squirrels in the spring.
my contribution for this week’s photo challenge: rule of thirds