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2017 Melges 14 Northeastern Demo Sails

2017 Melges 14 Northeastern Demo Sails

Melges 14 Northeastern Demos   Shoreline Sailboats is proud to be the first North American dealer for the Melges 14. We would like to share this amazing boat with as many sailors as possible. As a result, we are looking forward to scheduling many test sail opportunities for organizations and groups […]

January 27, 2017 Local News, Melges 14, Sailboats
Hyde Laser Sail: Special Group Pricing Offer

Hyde Laser Sail: Special Group Pricing Offer

Shoreline Sailboats is offering a group discount on new Hyde’s full-rig folded Laser sails. Find out how you can take advantage of this special offer. District 9 Laser sailors in Western New York: If your Laser could use a crisp new race sail for 2015, you may want to take part […]

February 17, 2015 Laser, Local News, Sailing News
Sail Buffalo offers Pearson 26′ as fundraiser

Sail Buffalo offers Pearson 26′ as fundraiser

Sail Buffalo Sailing School is based out of Lake Erie’s shorelines and strives to make sailing affordable, accessible and fun for everyone. Purchase helps support Sail Buffalo’s community sailing program. 1974 Pearson 26 at Sail Buffalo 1 Main (Dacron – 2 yrs old) 1 Jib 2 Racing Genoas (Kevlar) Barient […]

April 14, 2014 Local News, Youth Sailing
Painting with Interlux Perfection Two Part Polyurethane

Painting with Interlux Perfection Two Part Polyurethane

Choosing Interlux Perfection: I did some searching of boating forums and found a lot of praise for the way Interlux Perfection rolled and tipped. Perfection is a two-part polyurethane paint, and I wanted a two part because of its documented ability to stand up over years of exposure to sun […]

December 7, 2013 Local News, Projects
Sails for Sustenance – Sail Collection for Haitian Fishermen

Sails for Sustenance – Sail Collection for Haitian Fishermen

November, 2013 Shoreline Sailboats and Haarstick Sailmakers combine efforts to collect as many sails as possible from Western New York sailors during the months of November, December, and January. The charity Sails for Sustenance recycles used sails from the U.S. and delivers them to Haitian subsistence fishermen. Why? The fishermen of Haiti build their […]

November 8, 2013 Local News, Sailing News
Sailing on Cuba Lake, New York

Sailing on Cuba Lake, New York

The Lake Tucked into the Southwestern corner of New York State is the quaint village of Cuba, and about two miles away is Cuba Lake. The Lake was constructed in 1858 as a reservoir for the Genesee Valley Canal at a cost of $150,000. At that time, it was the largest […]

New Sunfish Rental on Keuka Lake

New Sunfish Rental on Keuka Lake

Our friends, John and Karen Wheeler, recently purchased from Shoreline Sailboats a brand new 60th Anniversary Sunfish as an addition to their rental fleet at Basin Park Marina on Keuka Lake.  Basin Park will rent the boat out of their marina for daysails, and will deliver the boat to cottages […]

July 1, 2013 Local News, Sailing News, Sunfish
Learn to Sail at the Rochester Canoe Club

Learn to Sail at the Rochester Canoe Club

The Rochester Canoe Club offers a sailing instruction program for all levels of sailors. Even if you have never set foot on a sailboat, we can teach you the basics of sailing, and have you out on the water sailing by yourself. 2013 Instruction Schedule Session: Class: Time: 1 Jr. […]

June 26, 2013 Local News, Sunfish, Youth Sailing
Maria – 1950 steel ketch restoration for Oak Orchard waters.

Maria – 1950 steel ketch restoration for Oak Orchard waters.

I fell in love with the lines of MARIA the first time I saw her sailing out of Oak Orchard Harbor. She was the kind of boat that makes a young man dream. I knew her owner at the time, Dean Bonke. He was a really nice guy and the […]

June 17, 2013 Interview, Local News, Sailing News
Shoreline Interview: Doug Burtner of Haarstick Sailmakers

Shoreline Interview: Doug Burtner of Haarstick Sailmakers

We recently caught up with our friend, Doug Burtner (above with brother Curtis at the helm) Sales Manager at Haarstick Sailmakers of Rochester, New York. He graciously agreed to an interview. At Shoreline Sailboats, we are huge fans of the sails that Haarstick Sailmakers produce, and we highly recommend them to […]

June 1, 2013 Interview, Local News, Sailing News
Oak Orchard Yacht Club celebrates 75 years of sailing history

Oak Orchard Yacht Club celebrates 75 years of sailing history

Visitors to Oak Orchard, in Waterport, NY will find a beautiful sheltering harbor that has been home to the Oak Orchard Yacht Club for 75 years. The folks that started the club are all gone now, but they would tell of a time when Snipe racing was all the rage […]

April 30, 2013 Clubs, Local News
Racing with kids

Racing with kids

When I read Brandon Flack’s article, One to Grow On, at SailingWorld.com, it really struck a chord with me. I’m part of a multigenerational racing family with the tradition stretching back to my grandfather’s Snipe racing in the 1950’s. Some of our best and worst childhood memories came from time […]

April 23, 2013 Local News