Blog Posts - Sunfish



my2fish blog’s 6th birthday 

   today is the 6th birthday of the my2fish blog about sunfish sailing! a lot changes over a 6-yr period. yet strangely here I am again with a 1-year old son, same as 6 years ago. but now there are three older boys.  somehow I’m...

mr blue skies

   spending a few days at a small lake in Indiana, and have sailed a bit both days so far, despite some heavy storms this morning. light and shifty winds, but still fun.  Tagged: blog, blogging, laser performance, sailing, sailing log,...

sunfish pvc dolly & handle [plans]

several years ago, I blogged about the Sunfish PVC dolly that I built for moving around my Sunfish.  I later drew up plans for building the dolly, and posted them here for free! I have since then built a handle out of PVC that attaches to the axle o...

info on the 2015 Sunfish Worlds

it is still a couple months away, but some information is coming out about the 2015 Sunfish Worlds. the sailing this year will be held in Paracas, Peru, in early October.  the Youth Sunfish Worlds will take place at the same venue, in the few days p...

greater Detroit 2015 Sunfish race schedule

the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2015 Sunfish race schedule (you can find it with additional information posted at their Yahoo Group).  you can also check them out on their Facebook page. May 3rd – Maceday Lake (was t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

sunfish sailing around Shelter Island [video]

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 Tagged: blog, blogging, New York, sailing video, s...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! May you and yours have a blessed time this holiday season. Tagged: Christmas, family, holidays, paper app, pencil, sailing, santa, sunfish, sunfish sailing...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! May you and yours have a blessed time this holiday season. Tagged: Christmas, family, holidays, paper app, pencil, sailing, santa, sunfish, sunfish sailing...

knots

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. Tagged: animated knots, blog, blogging, boating, knots, nautica...

knots

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. Tagged: animated knots, blog, blogging, boating, knots, nautica...

sailfish restoration

I stumbled on some great pictures of the before and after restoration of a Sailfish sailboat. a “before” photo: the Sailfish was the precursor to the Sunfish style of sailboat that I sail today.  it was a similar “board” boat...

sailfish restoration

I stumbled on some great pictures of the before and after restoration of a Sailfish sailboat. a “before” photo: the Sailfish was the precursor to the Sunfish style of sailboat that I sail today.  it was a similar “board” boat...

the ebb and flow of life

it has been different this year. my weekends were usually pretty filled up with working on finishing our barn. it’s not done yet, but it has come along nicely, and is getting closer. we are having the house plans drawn up now, so maybe the hous...

the ebb and flow of life

it has been different this year. my weekends were usually pretty filled up with working on finishing our barn. it’s not done yet, but it has come along nicely, and is getting closer. we are having the house plans drawn up now, so maybe the hous...

2014 Sunfish Youth Worlds [video]

the 2014 Youth Sunfish Worlds has just completed at Camp Sea Gull Camp Seafarer.  the Camp put together this awesome video highlighting the racing. more information can be found at the Sunfish Class website. Tagged: Camp Sea Gull Camp Seafarer, sail...


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