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my2fish blog’s 9th birthday

9 years.

happy blog birthday to my blog about Sunfish sailing. hard to believe I’m closing in on a decade.

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.

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

cheers,

my2fish

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a GoPro video screenshot from Sunfish sailing in the rain the other day.

sunfish sailing in the rain

it was an interesting afternoon: winds seemed light and shifty at times and the sky out on the horizon looked dark and cloudy. radar showed a big storm coming across Lake Michigan, but it seemed like it might pass up to the north of Camp. my son T2 and I decided to try sailing on our Sunfish and Minifish despite the chance of rain.

as we started rigging our boats the first rain drops started to fall. but I didn’t see anything to dark on the horizon and had not heard any thunder. we figured let’s try it out and see if we could at least get a quick sail.

I sent him off in the Minifish and then raised the sail on my Sunfish. winds were mostly from the south and had picked up some. rain continued to drip down on me, just a nice gentle rain.

as we sailed, the wind and waves both kept increasing as the rainstorm kept coming from the west and across Lake Michigan. I was able to snap a few pics before it got too intense.

T2 sailing behind me, Camp Arcadia on the shoreline of Lake Michigan behind him.

the cool rain was awesome and as the wind and waves kept picking up it just got better. we were both flying across the water, mostly just reaches east and west, as I didn’t want to wander to far north or south up the shoreline with the storm close.

it was an awesome afternoon of sailing!

wind forecast

winds are looking promising!

forecast via Windfinder.

crossing my fingers that a little bit of this will be going on next week on Lake Michigan:

sunfish in a pool

a little while back, a conversation started on the Yahoo Sunfish Sailor email group (this is kind of a dated forum and difficult to navigate, but there remains a wealth of information stored there in the archives.  the newer Sunfish Forum is much easier to post questions, search the historical posts and in general get quicker advice).

anyway, someone posed the question: “what’s the smallest lake you have ever sailed your Sunfish on?”

answers came in with quite a variety – small lakes, a few ponds, Johnson Slough for the Great Pumpkin Regatta to name a few.

but then, a picture was posted by a Sunfish sailor named Mike that takes the cake:

“In 1979 my best friend and I put my 1970 Sunfish in our backyard pool”

in fairness to the other small body of water sailors, this doesn’t really count as “sailing”, as the Sunfish in the swimming pool is a naked hull – with no sail or seemingly any other hardware, but still a creative little stunt to pull off, and certainly the smallest body of water in comparison to the others mentioned.

the more important question: how did they end up with a Sunfish deck color that matched their swimming pool slide color?! that’s coordination taken to a whole new level. 😉

photo courtesy of Mike (sunfish4naptown AT yahoo.com)

UConn alumni sunfish regatta (2018)

a few weeks ago, the University of Connecticut held their annual spring Sunfish regatta – a great opportunity for alumni to mingle with and get to know current students in the sailing team at UConn.  from the regatta write-up (see link below), it sounds like it was a great event – with 15 alumni and 10 UConn students, with great weather and competitive sailing.

here is a short video from the regatta, shot & edited by LiftAndSea.com

you can find the full regatta write-up (.pdf), results (.pdf), or view the UConn sailing FB page or the UConn Alumni Regatta FB page.


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