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christmas joy… division

‘Til the (Christmas) spirit, new sensation takes hold, then you know

a lyrical twist on Joy Division’s song “Disorder”, from their stellar album “Unknown Pleasures”

the cover art is replicated above, but with a little Christmas tree twist. found via Woot.

under the weather

simplified racing rules of Sunfish sailing (video)

Lee Montes keeps putting out great Sunfish sailing videos, and this time he’s helping to explain the racing rules of sailing. honestly – this is probably the biggest thing holding me back from racing with the GDSC or any Sunfish Class event — my lack of understanding of the racing rules of sailing, and worrying that I’d foul another racer and piss them off.

I’ve tried to summarize his main points, but watch the video yourself and see if you catch any other key points I might have missed:

the most important rule: don’t hit any other boats!

1. port (wind goes over the left, sail is on the right) vs starboard tack (wind goes over the right, sail is on the left)… the starboard tack boat USUALLY has right of way, so avoid them, or give them right of way.

2. if overlapped on the same tack, windward vs leeward boat – the leeward boat has right of way (avoid any boat on your sail side of the boat)

3. clear ahead AND on the same tack – the boat overtaking the boat ahead must give way

4. while tacking or jibing, stay clear of other boats

my2fish blog birthday: 13 years

thirteen years. the length of time I’ve been blogging about Sunfish sailing.

anyway, thanks again to all of you who follow along and pretend to read my posts, and extra special thanks to those of you brave enough to make a comment or two. [once upon a time, in a land far far away, Baydog used to comment a lot… ] 

I’ve had fun blogging, sailing, and blogging about sailing, and hope to keep doing it for the near future! 

cheers, my2fish

Lansing Sunfish regatta

this coming Saturday, Lansing Sailing Club is hosting their Sunfish regatta. this is the home lake for the Michigan State University sailing club.


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