Blog Posts - Sailing



Van Gogh: Fishing Boats at Sea

I’ve always had a fondness for Van Gogh’s paintings. he created this oil on canvas painting in 1888 at Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.     Tagged: art, blog, boats, impression, ocean, painting, sailing, sea, Van Gogh...

sunfish: sailing’s most popular dinghy. ever.

Laser Performance, the manufacturer of the Sunfish and several other sailing dinghies, created a nice little promotional video about the Sunfish. check it out: Tagged: blog, dinghy, laser performance, sail, sailboat, sailing, sunfish, video...

the perfect man?

   Tagged: blogging, humor, sail, sailing, sailors...

Newton’s 3rd law of motion

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...

Amazing Tip of the Thumb Tribute to the Winter of 2015

An amazing video view of the transformation from winter to summer in the Upper Thumb of Michigan.
by Thumbwind on Mar 20, 2015

old sailors never die

photo by Scott O’Donnell Photography (2009) h/t: @PetraObbes Tagged: blog, blogging, dinghy, humor, old sailors, photography, sailing, sailor, sailors, Scott O'Donnell...

drifting in a Minifish

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 – s...

sailing clowns

I stumbled on these unique paintings a couple days ago.  the artist Sean Landers has created a collection called “Around the World Alone”, where he depicts a solo clown, sailing on the ocean. Around the World Alone (Lord of the Seas), 20...

Great Lakes Cruising Coming Summer 2015

Now you can cruise along the Great Lakes in style without unloading tons of iron ore at the end of your excursion.  The Great Lakes Cruise Company announced that starting summer of 2015 that the 105-stateroom  ship M.S. Saint Laurent  will begin a...
by Thumbwind on Feb 27, 2015

New Marine Sanctuary Possible in Lake Michigan

Soon congress may be considering adding a second underwater marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NOAA,  confirmed that the Lake Michigan waters off Wisconsin are being considered for the newest...
by Thumbwind on Feb 20, 2015

Laser foiling! [video]

everybody’s foiling these days.  will the Sunfish be next? h/t: YBW Tagged: blog, blogging, foiling, laser, laser sailing, sailing, sunfish, video, YBW...

WISSA 2015 [video]

this is a sweet drone video highlighting the WISSA 2015, the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship, that was last week in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. h/t: @sailingmagazine Tagged: blog, drone, drone video, Fond Du Lac, ice, ice sailing, kite sailing, k...

Windward Setting Sail in Q2

I have never played a boat or ship related computer game. Of course they have featured in huge amounts of games, but never as the main part. How did I avoid them for so long? It’s probably because out of all the modes of transport they don’t real...
by The Zombie Chimp on Feb 14, 2015

Silicone Beverage Glasses – Set of 2 | Product Review

Shatterproof Cups – Set of 2 – Use for Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Sailing, Beach, Pool, BBQ, or Parties. I received a set of these cups in exchange for my honest review- and I love them! They are perfect to stick in your pocket or in your...
by The Mystic Kitchen on Feb 13, 2015

JFK & Jackie on a Sailfish

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 ri...

a basement full of sailors

from “The Show Me Book” (1966), illustrated by Jack Hanrahan Tagged: blog, cartoon, humor, sailing, sailors, salt, show me...

a downside of ocean sailing

from “The Show Me Book” (1966), illustrated by Jack Hanrahan Tagged: adaptive sailing, blog, blogging, humor, nautical, ocean sailing, sailing, sailor, show me...

the deuce: 54ft of fast [video]

holy smokes – this is a giant 54-ft long stern-steer iceboat, with a top recorded speed of 104 mph! h/t: @windfinder Tagged: blog, blogging, cabbage patch boatworks, ice, ice boat, ice boat sailing, ice sailing, iceboat, sailing, sailing video,...

death sails [an animated short film]

this is a cute little video of how a sailor cheated Death. h/t: @harrymvt Tagged: animated films, blog, death, death sails, dji, film, humor, pirate, sailing, sailor...

the sailor’s psalm 23

The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift. He guides me across the dark waters. He steers me through deep channels. He keeps my log. Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunders and tempest of life, I shall dread no anger, for He is with me; His love and His...


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