sorry I’m a bit late in sharing these with you, but Sailfast13 has posted his 11th video log from the Sunfish Worlds down in the Bahamas… this is actually only part 1 of 8!!! this 1st video shows some of the boats as they are readied to be stored back in the shipping containers, and has some close-up shots of the trophies/awards – they look amazing! it appears that they are handmade, and were created using pieces of driftwood decorated with bronze sculptures of aquatic life.
the other 7 videos are from the awards ceremony: instead of embedding them in this blog post, I’ve included direct links to each of them below… most are quite long (10 minutes each).
parts 2 and 3 are mostly participation awards for each sailor from their respective countries.
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 2
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 3
part 4 is other miscellaneous awards for regatta organizers and some short speeches.
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 4
part 5 includes the Dave Thompson Memorial Trophy (a perpetual trophy in honor of Dave Thompson, who passed away while competing in the 2006 Sunfish Worlds in South Carolina)
The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a Junior Sunfish sailor who best embodies the spirit and dedication that Dave Thompson brought to the sport of sailing.
The recipient of this award should show a passion for the sport of sailing, and a willingness and generosity to help other sailors and share their knowledge and experience with them. The winner will be selected by a popular vote of all sailors present at the World Championships.
part 5 also included several miscellaneous trophies – mostly making fun of several participants!
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 5
part 6 is more miscellaneous awards (youngest sailor – 14yrs old; oldest sailor – 79yrs old, the only great-grandmaster), and then awards for the top 3 juniors, highest woman, highest master (40+), highest grandmaster (60+), and wraps up with world championship trophies to the 10th, 9th, and 8th place finishers.
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 6
part 7 continues with more of the world championship trophies (7th thru 1st place). 2nd place winner (Paul-Jon Patin, USA) had his wife come up while he gave a short speech. 1st place winner (David Loring, USA, a 3-time champion!) finished up part 7 with his speech.
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 7
part 8 is the conclusion of the speech by David Loring. David also provided a free copy of his DVD (Back to Basics for Sunfish World Championship Speed) to the (5) youngest sailors at the Worlds. SailFast13(c) was one of the youngest sailors, and he gave the DVD a pretty good review here.
sunfish worlds video log #11 part 8