Published April 3, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: arcadia, beach, blog, blogging, FAIL, lake michigan, laws of motion, physics, sail, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing, video
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming. my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach. seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!
Published January 14, 2015
Tags: blog, blogging, New York, sailing video, shelter island, southold yacht club, sunfish, sunfish class, sunfish racing, sunfish regatta, sunfish sailing, teeny tiny filmworks, video, vimeo
a very nice video about the world’s longest Sunfish race – sailing around New York’s Shelter Island.
for more information on the race:
Southold Yacht Club
h/t: Sunfish Class FB page
Published December 25, 2014
family , sailing
Tags: Christmas, family, holidays, paper app, pencil, sailing, santa, sunfish, sunfish sailing
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! May you and yours have a blessed time this holiday season.
the 2014 Youth Sunfish Worlds has just completed at Camp Sea Gull Camp Seafarer. the Camp put together this awesome video highlighting the racing.
more information can be found at the Sunfish Class website.
saw this great picture over on the Sunfish Forum — thanks to Stache for posting it.
photo credit to Killington Zone.
Published August 17, 2014
family , Michigan , sailing
Tags: arcadia, family, great lakes, lake michigan, michigan, minifish, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing
Thursday at camp seemed promising for our last chance to sail. all morning, I could feel a bit of a breeze as I walked around camp to the various morning activities. after lunch and watching son #2 play in a 3-on-3 soccer tournament, we headed down to the beach to try sailing. I rigged the Minifish up and set off my oldest son in the Mini. I had my 9-yr old join me in the Sunfish.
the wind must’ve been playing tricks on us, though, because it was very light and shifty out in the water. my oldest son in the Minifish just laid right down in the cockpit and drifted along.
we sailed around a bit, and I let my 9 1/2 yr old son man the controls of the Sunfish. after a bit, I had the boys switch, so my 9 1/2 yr old could sail the Minifish for the 1st time.
despite the lack of a steady breeze, it sure was a lot of fun sailing on the gorgeous waters of Lake Michigan… for the 1st time sailing WITH my boys instead of just giving them rides on my boat.