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?
a cool photo of JFK and Jackie with a Sailfish sailboat.
the Sailfish was the predecessor to the Sunfish. it was the first boat created by Alex Bryan and Cortlandt Heyniger – the founders of Alcort. the Sailfish is a board boat with a lateen rig, very similar to a Sunfish – but it was made out of wood and had a flat hull that you had to sit on top of while sailing.
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.
here is a blog post with a good summary of the knots you’ll need to know for your Sunfish sailing.
for a good primer on other nautical knots, visit the site Animated Knots by Grog.