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ISCA 50th World Championship Postponed

update from the latest copy of the Sunfish class newsletter, the Windward Leg:

The 2020 ISCA World Championship sponsored by Maclaren, scheduled for October to be held in Sarasota, FL, USA, has been postponed until the spring of 2021. The resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic that the Class was hoping for has yet to materialize and restrictions on international travel in place are unlikely to change in time. As such, ISCA President Rich Chapman (USA) and ISCA Vice President Guillermo Cappelleti (Peru), in conjunction with the host Sarasota Sailing Squadron, recommended to the ISCA World Council that the Championship be postponed. This recommendation was approved unanimously by 16 members of the World Council, and Sarasota Sailing Squadron has agreed to host the 50thSunfish Worlds during either late April or May 2021. The committee previously organizing the 2021 Worlds for Lake Garda, Italy, has agreed to delay their event until 2022.

“Although this was a difficult decision to make, it was clearly the right action to take. We are looking at our 50th World Championship to be a very special event and that will require lead times and detailed planning that are impossible at this time. Fortunately, our sponsor, Maclaren, has agreed to carry over to 2021 and LaserPerformance again will provide boats for the Championship,” explained Rich Chapman.

Cindy Clifton, event chairman for the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, noted, “We were looking forward to hosting the 50th Sunfish Worlds this October, but the pandemic-related barriers facing all regattas in today’s environment made this an easy decision to make. We look forward to hosting the 50th Sunfish Worlds next spring at The Squadron.”

For more information, contact Sunfish Class Administrator Ed “Buttons” Padin at sunfishoff (at) gmail.com.

going out of business: APS 30% off sale

in a bit of sad news, Annapolis Performance Sailing has announced that they will be permanently closing and will be liquidating all of their in-stock inventory.

It is with much sadness that we are announcing the permanent closing of APS.  Unfortunately, we are unable to bear the burden of the losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. We want to first and foremost thank you, our customers, for your continued support throughout our 29 years of business. We hope you will take advantage of our liquidation sale through the following weeks.

on the bright side, if you’re looking for any new sailing apparel, now would be a good time to get them on sale.

the downside, no way to try on any items and no returns…. but if you know your size(s), grab some sailing gear before it’s all gone.

[for the record, I have links all over my blog to items from APS… I’ll slowly try to get rid of these links, or update them to another sailing supply vendor]

sailboat names quiz

how many can you figure out?

and not a single 🌞🐠?!

quiz image was found via: Shoreham Sailing’s Twitter

Shoreham Sailing Club is:

is located just along the coast from Brighton and only an hour from London. We have an active racing programme from Easter to November and have the luxury of ‘Real Sea Sailing’ but with sheltered launching just inside the harbour entrance – perfect!

chasing bubbles [sailing documentary]

if you’re like most of us right now – stuck at home in some type of “stay in place” or “shelter in place” due to the corona virus pandemic, here’s a sailing documentary that you might check out:

the true story of “the worst sailor to ever sail around the world.”

for more information, you can check out the “Chasing Bubbles” website: http://www.chasingbubblesmovie.com/

if you just want to check out the preview first to see if it looks interesting, here is the official trailer:

I’ve not watched the full documentary yet, but will try to in the next couple days.

how to find the truth

found via @sailorgirlhq

the music of sailing

love this abstract picture I found over on H2uh0’s blog: Bonehead Moves on the Water from SF Bay and Beyond!

at first glance, I thought it was a bunch of sailboats off in the distance on a grey horizon.


maybe it’s the sheet music for Christopher Cross’s song “Sailing“?


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