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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
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