Posts Tagged 'video'

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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AMF: we make weekends

this is a silly little cartoon advertisement from the 1970’s(?) – where AMF makes claim to “making weekends”.

AMF was one of the earlier builders of the Sunfish sailboat, buying out Alcort in 1969, and building the Sunfish, Minifish, Super Sunfish and a few other small sailboats until 1985.

HT: saw this posted at the Sunfish Forum.

“frostbiters” – full documentary [video]

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/

 

ghost ship on Lake Superior

this video has been going viral online over the last couple days, so you may have already seen it, but a videographer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was shooting video of a rainbow out on Lake Superior when he caught what appears to be a ghost ship out on the horizon.

not exactly the Edmund Fitzgerald, maybe it could be the Flying Dutchman?  most likely a perfectly simple phenomenon of weather, with patterns of light, moisture in the air and curvature of the earth coming in to play… but it sure looks like a ship if you ask me?!

North Shore Yacht Club video

this is an excellent promo video for North Shore Yacht Club in Highland Park, Illinois (a northern suburb of Chicago).

NSYC

the club has a large fleet of Sunfish sailboats, also races Buccaneers, and has kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for it’s members to use as well.

this video was produced by Steve King, a member of NSYC – he also made this excellent video on “rigging a Sunfish sailboat“.

today’s tunes: under pressure

RIP David Bowie.

my room-mate from college and I used to argue about who sang this song.  this was in the dark ages before smartphones allowed you to instantly look things like this up on the google or wikipedia, so we never did come to a conclusion.  I argued it was Queen, he insisted it was David Bowie.

a few years later, after we had both graduated, my friend called me on the phone with great excitement:

him: Thad, remember how we would argue about ‘Under Pressure’ as being Queen OR David Bowie?

me: yes, I remember.  it is Queen.

him: no! I just heard it on the radio… and it is David Bowie AND Queen! we were both right all along!

me: whoa. mind blown.

or something like that.

comanche!

this is an older video, but Comanche, a 100-ft flying machine just won line honours at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race. 


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