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/
Published April 5, 2016
Tags: blog, great lakes, michigan, midwest, sailing, sunfish, sunfish class, sunfish race, sunfish rigging, sunfish sailing, video
this is an excellent promo video for North Shore Yacht Club in Highland Park, Illinois (a northern suburb of Chicago).
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“.
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.
this is an older video, but Comanche, a 100-ft flying machine just won line honours at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Published August 28, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: blog, blogging, drone, drone video, Lake Lansing, lansing, laser, laser sailing, michigan, regatta, sailing, sailing racing, sailing video, video
this is a pretty sweet video of a Laser sailing regatta at Lake Lansing, with the video shot from a drone flying above the water.