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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
Sailing: Time, money, or priorities?

Sailing: Time, money, or priorities?

In a Scuttlebutt article by Glenn McCarthy, Paul Henderson, president of ISAF 1994-2004 pointed fingers at the root cause for the decline in the sport of sailing. RCR Yacht’s CEO Don Finkle responded in RCR’s publication Yacht Racer’s News, April 2013. (reprinted by permission) Don Finkle: I have great respect […]

April 25, 2013 Sailing 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
Pultneyville Mariners – sailing in idyllic Pultneyville, NY

Pultneyville Mariners – sailing in idyllic Pultneyville, NY

  After posting the dates for the Bob Lamberton Memorial Sunfish Revival Regatta hosted by the Pultneyville Mariners’ Sail, Paddle and Canoe Club, we were excited to find out more about the area from Carol May, the club’s Sunfish Fleet Captain: Carol, what makes Pultneyville a special place? We have […]

April 21, 2013 Clubs
New York lakes – cold water caution

New York lakes – cold water caution

Discretion is the better part of valor – perhaps, when it comes to frigid water. Shakespeare’s, Henry IV – Conesus Lake, one of NY’s eleven Finger Lakes, is cold this time of year. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, first responders from the area towns of Geneseo, Livonia, and Lakeville arrived […]

April 20, 2013 Local News
Youth sailing lessons at OOYC

Youth sailing lessons at OOYC

Lake Ontario at Oak Orchard and Point Breeze, NY Session 1: July 8 to July 19, 2013 Session 2: July 22 to August 2, 2013 Link for application: www.ooycyouthsailing.org Info from the webpage: Classes are held at Oak Orchard Yacht Club, 1103 Archbald Road, Waterport, NY and on Oak Orchard Creek […]

April 14, 2013 Youth Sailing
Laser sailing as art – Maria Vlachou

Laser sailing as art – Maria Vlachou

About her short film, Alas (salt in Greek): Nefeli Zevgoli edits and produces short films. She wanted to make a short film about a female gymnast and thought of me after reading a post I had uploaded two years ago. She was then inspired to created what you see above. […]

April 13, 2013 Interview, Laser
Keuka Yacht Club – Learn to sail or upgrade skills

Keuka Yacht Club – Learn to sail or upgrade skills

Keuka Yacht Club Hompage        Download application link LEARN TO SAIL AND/OR UPGRADE SAILING SKILLS These Classes are for students age 8-18 who are beginning sailors or sailors wanting to tune up skills. Classes are now all full day, one week courses typically falling on Mon-Thurs with an […]

April 13, 2013 Youth Sailing
Laser speed record – holding at 16.8 knots

Laser speed record – holding at 16.8 knots

Since January 16, 2009 the official Laser sailboat speed record of 16.8 knots has been held by Mark Denzer of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mark noted that the record-breaking day was a bit unusual for sailing: high wind warnings, civil defense alert, schools closed, State government closed, and gusts up to 60 […]

April 5, 2013 Laser
Hojack – Rochester landmark gone

Hojack – Rochester landmark gone

Sailing out of the Genesee River will look quite different this coming season. Love it, or hate it, the Hojack swing bridge is gone from the harbor at Rochester, NY. Personally, it was quite an imposing structure. I felt the same for the bridge as I did my first car […]

March 28, 2013 Local News
Around Bermuda in an Optimist – Accomplished

Around Bermuda in an Optimist – Accomplished

March 15, 2013 A 25-year old Welshman and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) Sailing Academy Director, has gone where no local sailor has gone before – around the Island in an Optimist dinghy. He achieved the unprecedented feat in an elapsed time of nine hours, 28 minutes and 48 […]

March 16, 2013 Optimist
New Sunfish Memoir Recounts Misadventure of a Lifetime

New Sunfish Memoir Recounts Misadventure of a Lifetime

This seems like a fantastic premiss for a story about a guy and his sunfish. It’s a story that would definitely speak to the flower-child generation. It seems rife with free spirit as can be read in the excerpts page (excerpts from “This Book is Drunk”). This story might be […]

March 1, 2013 Books