it is still a couple months away, but some information is coming out about the 2015 Sunfish Worlds.
the sailing this year will be held in Paracas, Peru, in early October. the Youth Sunfish Worlds will take place at the same venue, in the few days preceding the Sunfish Worlds.
as is typical with each Sunfish Worlds event, there will be a special racing sail created for this event – it looks pretty sweet!
a special website has been set up to have all necessary information in one handy place – check it out: http://www.sunfishworlds2015.org/
or you can also visit the Facebook page for the 2015 Sunfish Worlds.
official notices of race for both events can be found on the event website, along with other good information about the venue and the surrounding areas. Paracas looks amazing – with temperatures typically between 55-77 F and wind strengths from 5 to 25 knots, it is said that 95% of the days in a year are sailing days.
you can also see information on the event at the Sunfish Class website.
Published May 4, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: blogging, gdsc, great lakes, michigan, midwest, sail, sailing, sailing club, sunfish, sunfish class, sunfish race, sunfish sailing, tawas bay
the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2015 Sunfish race schedule (you can find it with additional information posted at their Yahoo Group). you can also check them out on their Facebook page.
all Sunday races start at 12:30pm [uno]
I said this last year (and the year or 2 before), and didn’t get a chance, but I’m again going to do my best to meet up with this group for some races this year. it’s shaping up to be a pretty busy summer already, though!
Laser Performance, the manufacturer of the Sunfish and several other sailing dinghies, created a nice little promotional video about the Sunfish. check it out:
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 March 9, 2015
family , Michigan , sailing , sailing log
Tags: arcadia, blog, blogging, camp arcadia, gopro, great lakes, lake michigan, laser performance, michigan, minifish, sailing, sailing log, sailing video, sunfish
I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.
it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish. after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.
not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.
everybody’s foiling these days. will the Sunfish be next?