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sunfish class membership renewal

it’s that time of year – membership dues are due if you are a member of the Sunfish Class. there is a big change this year – you won’t be receiving a notice in the mail to remind you to renew your Sunfish Class membership.  p...

sunfish class: news and updates

the Sunfish Class has announced a new ISCA president, Larry Mass.  the previous president, Paul-Jon Patin, will continue to be involved as the out-going ISCA President.  the new President Mass has issued a letter from the President that was posted...

Caseville Boaters Left High and Dry

New Caseville Marina Owners Will Not Store Boats this Winter Boaters and sailors who traditionally store their boat at Caseville Marina in the winter are scrambling to find alternatives. Hoy’s Saginaw Bay Marina was sold this summer to Warren...
by Thumbwind on Aug 28, 2016

5 things 

found it here: @sailingheals  Tagged: 5 things, bacon, blogging, boating, sailing, sailing heals...

14 Things to Do Around Caseville if Your Bored with the Cheeseburger Festival

Don't let a rainy day cramp your fun. There is more to do then stuff your belly with cheeseburgers. If you and the kids are tired of the crowds here are 14 destinations to try some alternative fun.
by Thumbwind on Aug 16, 2016

et ego in Arcadia: Sunfish sailing

it was a traditional family vacation at Camp Arcadia, filled with good food, plenty of relaxing & some book reading, and wonderful time spent with family and friends (some old and some new). a lot of time spent down on the beach, playing in the s...

Learn to Windsurf – Summer 2016

Its been a while since the last post here due to the fact that the high summer months are the ideal time to get into the sport of windsurfing & we have been flat out running beginners windsurfing lessons! For anyone looking to get into the sport...

A Kool Little Sailboat

Sail Back in Time It’s not often that you can step back in time and share a bit of your childhood that your adult children think is a riot. My dad was clearing out the garage when he asked if I would take the sailboats that he was storing. To...
by Thumbwind on Aug 6, 2016

super porpoise standing on it’s tail

can you teach an old fish new tricks? this is the most action my old Super Porpoise has seen in a long time. while we were living in Indiana, I used to store it by hanging it from the garage ceiling (above the garage door space). but when we moved fr...

on the 8th day

Tagged: creation, rum, sailing, sailors...

hiking out

one hand holding on for dear life, one hand on the tiller extension to control the rudder.  that’s a skillful balancing act.  Tagged: blogging, hiking out, sail, sail it flat, sailing...

14 Things to Do Around Caseville if Your Bored with the Cheeseburger Festival

There is more to do then stuff your belly with cheeseburgers. If you and the kids are tired of the crowds here are 13 destinations to try some alternative fun.
by Thumbwind on Jun 26, 2016

2016 OLYMPICS - The Toxic 'Pool'

"In Brazil's Olympic bay, tides of death and ecological devastation" PBS NewsHour 6/17/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Among the many concerns confronting Brazil's first Olympic Games, one of the most pressing is the state of Guanabara Bay, site of the sai...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 20, 2016

how to dock & launch – like a boss

these are pretty clever little videos created to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol while boating and to promote safe operating practices. Launching is an art form best practiced sober. Docking is an art form best practiced sober. clea...

I just let the boat do the work

sometimes life gets too busy and I have to remind myself:   Tagged: bill murray, blog, blogging, sail, sailing, what about bob...

10 Joys of a Cottage in Michigan

Owning a Cottage in northern Michigan is a wonderful family experience. Here are ten situations that you may have never considered when owning your private hide-a-way, but will miss when your away.
by Thumbwind on Jun 15, 2016

Sunfish sailing at the Dunedin Marina

saw this gorgeous photo of some Sunfish at Dunedin Marina in Florida on Instagram the other day: makes me want to schedule a vacation to Dunedin sometime soon! for additional (fantastic!) photography – including Sunfish/sailing/coastal pics and...

eat sleep sail

if only it was this simple? Tagged: blogging, eat sleep sail, LIFE, sailing, simple, sunfish sailing...

it ain’t no spring chicken

it has been a busy spring and early summer, but alas no sailing (yet).  we’ve moved into the new house (not totally unpacked and settled yet), and the old house has sold, pending the usual inspection/appraisal/closing stuff.  moving out into...

sunfish mainsheet controls upgrade

I’ve written several posts in the past about upgrading to a Sunfish mainsheet ratchet block and the associated rigging to control your mainsheet. sunfish mainsheet block sunfish mainsheet block upgrade mainsheet block stand-up spring harken h15...


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