a few weeks back, there was a celebration for the 60th anniversary of the Sunfish. Laser Performance, the current manufacturer of the Sunfish posted this photo today from that event, with several sailors taking their dogs along for the ride:
I sure hope my new sailing partner learns to love sailing with me!
EastBayRI.com has a great article by Bruce Burdett posted right now about the Sunfish sailboat and it’s manufacturer in Portsmouth, Rhode Island: Sunfish at sixty: Most popular boat ever still keeps them busy at Portsmouth plant
The little Sunfish, far and away the most popular sailboat ever built, just turned 60 and they’re still churning them out at the rate of four a day at LaserPerformance in Portsmouth.
this year is the 60th anniversary of the Sunfish sailboat, and the current manufacturer – Laser Performance – has created a new commemorative sail to celebrate. they have posted a few pictures on Instagram (@laserperformance) as well as on their Facebook page.
Sunfish sails are typically all white (for racing versions) or various color combinations that are just diagonal stripes (for recreational versions). the sails are then basically constructed with varied color sail cloth for each panel on the sail. the sails created for the Sunfish Worlds are usually pretty awesome as well, but can often be a bit heavy on one or two colors with a custom design. I really like the simplicity of these – still mostly white, but with a creative design of little Sunfish logos splashed onto the sail.
I also really loved this picture they posted off a dog (a black lab?) enjoying some time on the water as well.
Laser Performance is currently running a contest on their Facebook page – enter your own “Sunfish story” for a chance to win your own 60th anniversary Sunfish!