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Sunfish 60th Anniversary Celebration July 13, 2013

Sunfish 60th Anniversary Celebration July 13, 2013

From LaserPerformance: It’s time to bust out your Sunfish for the summer! Bring the whole family out and join us on Saturday July 13th to celebrate and sail the most popular sailboat in history! Celebrate 60 years of Sunfish with us on and off the water. It’s FREE, but space […]

June 24, 2013 Sailing News, Sunfish
1952 Sunfish from Grand Island, NY finds new home in Pensacola, FL

1952 Sunfish from Grand Island, NY finds new home in Pensacola, FL

If you’re really into Sunfish you will probably know that the Sunfish was introduced in 1952 because Alex Bryan’s pregnant wife found the Sailfish flat deck pretty uncomfortable. And, if you are into Sunfish, you will probably be as excited as I was to find out that #13 had been […]

June 20, 2013 Interview, Sailing News, Sunfish
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: Diane Reid, Canada’s Mini Transat Racer

Shoreline Interview: Diane Reid, Canada’s Mini Transat Racer

Solo racer Diane Reid’s idea of  a sailing adventure, admittedly exceeds any of our wildest dreams of racing. She purchased her Mini 6.5 sailboat in March of 2010 and has been tirelessly dedicated to her goal of  racing in one of the world’s most prestigious and best known singlehanded races […]

June 10, 2013 Interview, Sailing News
Shoreline Interview: Thurston Smith’s documentary film – Frostbiters

Shoreline Interview: Thurston Smith’s documentary film – Frostbiters

Emmy Award winner, Thurston Smith has captured the sport of winter sailboat racing in a new documentary film Frostbiters. Thurston graciously offered to answer a few of our questions about the film. How was the idea for Frostbiters conceived? I grew up sailing at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Centre […]

June 5, 2013 Interview, 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
Youth Sailing at the Rochester Yacht Club

Youth Sailing at the Rochester Yacht Club

 2013 RYC Junior Sailing Program Most sailing classes are broken down into 2 week sessions over an 8 week program. One week “Crash Course” classes are also available Students typically take sailing classes for more than one session before advancing to the next level All RYC Instructors are Certified US Sailing Instructor as well […]

May 23, 2013 Youth Sailing
Shoreline Interview with My2fish – Our pick for top blog on Sunfish sailing

Shoreline Interview with My2fish – Our pick for top blog on Sunfish sailing

Thad Greiner, author of My2fish voted “Best Sunfish Blog” by ProperCourse.blogspot.com along with us here at Shoreline, took some time out of his busy day to share his thoughts. In this interview he recounts the events that have lead to four years of blogging about his passion for sailing and […]

May 15, 2013 Interview, Sunfish
The Laser – sailing phenomenon since 1971

The Laser – sailing phenomenon since 1971

Designer, Bruce Kirby recounts the Laser story: The Inception: “The Laser started with a phone conversation in October, 1969. I was here in Connecticut and Ian Bruce called me from Montreal. He called me and said, “How about doing a car top sail boat?” While we were talking on the […]

May 12, 2013 Laser
The Optimist Dinghy – sailed by kids since 1947

The Optimist Dinghy – sailed by kids since 1947

LaserPerformance is one of 31 builders around the globe that produce the IOD (International Optimist Dinghy). The LaserPerformance version is called the Optimist Vapor and is made for first-time-on-the-water sailors all the way to the very highest levels of international competition. An idependent review of the boat can be found […]

May 10, 2013 Optimist, Sailing News
Summer Fun – Fair Haven Junior Sailing

Summer Fun – Fair Haven Junior Sailing

FHYC Junior Sailing – Little Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario Each summer Fair Haven Yacht Club offers sailing classes to pre-teens and teens ages 8 – 17.   Boats used in the program are Optimists, JY15s, and 420s.  On Wednesday, July 3rd, FHYC is proud to host an Optimist regatta as part […]

May 4, 2013 Youth Sailing

Video: Saving Sailing by Nicholas D. Hayes

Link to a review by Carol Standish of Nick’s book Saving Sailing – Main Harbors Saving Sailing available at Amazon Back in 2010, at about the same time that Nicholas Hayes published his book Saving Sailing I returned to active sailing after an 18 year absence from the sport. As […]

May 4, 2013 Books