this is a neat documentary about that unique group of sailors that continue sailing all through the cold winter months, braving the wind and snow, ice-covered waters, and just insane weather conditions – to get extra sailing starts and experience out on their sailboats.
Snow, ice, wind, and freezing waters…sailing
The documentary “Frostbiters” explores the extreme sport of Frostbiting — where it is done, who does it, and why.
Exclusive interviews with some of America’s top sailors, photography and film from sources and sailing organizations all over New England, and directed and produced by Emmy award winning Thurston Smith
for additional information, you can look at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frostbitersmovie/
for a nice interview of the director/producer Thurston Smith, see this interview by Shoreline Sailboats: http://shorelinesailboats.com/2013/06/shoreline-interview-frostbiters-thurston-smith/
Published May 26, 2016
Tags: Harkers Island, north carolina, sailing, sailing video, sunfish, sunfish class, sunfish racing, sunfish regatta, sunfish sailing, youth sailing
the Sunfish Class sent out an email blast for the upcoming Harkers Island Sunfish Regatta (July 15-17) in North Carolina. I’ve seen pics and such for the event before – it looks like a neat and fun weekend!
If you’ve been thinking about making it down to North Carolina for a Harkers Island Regatta, this would be a good year to hit the road for our 15th annual running and extended party weekend July 15-17. Checkout a short aerial video clip. More details about the regatta and Harkers Island are on the MOBYC website. The three-day event kicks-off Friday noon with a practice sail around the island and dinner party with crab races, blender sports bar and a one-man Caribbean loop jam band. Saturday is the 10+ mile race around the island followed by a low-country boil dinner complete with steamed clam appetizers, video replay of race highlights, rum cake dessert contest, awards and complimentary Gosling’s Dark & Stormy bar. Sunday winds up with short course racing and Sunfish/boating gear prizes. All proceeds to benefit local NC youth sailing programs. Camping and some housing available in addition to inexpensive hotels. NOR is posted on the class website. Expecting to break the 60 boat barrier this year.
Checkout a short aerial video clip.
Published October 15, 2015
Tags: ACWS, america's cup, blog, blogging, chicago, great lakes, lake michigan, Navy Pier, sailing, sailing racing, sailing video
the America’s Cup World Series is coming to the Great Lakes: June 10-12, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
might just have to schedule a trip to see my brother in Chicago for a couple days…
Published August 28, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: blog, blogging, drone, drone video, Lake Lansing, lansing, laser, laser sailing, michigan, regatta, sailing, sailing racing, sailing video, video
this is a pretty sweet video of a Laser sailing regatta at Lake Lansing, with the video shot from a drone flying above the water.
check out this promo video for the upcoming 107th race from Chicago to Mackinac Island.
Published May 22, 2015
Tags: blog, blogging, iphone app, laser, laser sailing, sailing, sailing video, smartphone app, vaavud, wind meter
this is a sweet little video showing off the windmeters from Vaavud that work with your smartphone.
I might just need to get one of these!
video by @Ahstudio_fr