Shoreline News

Book Review: “First You Have to Row a Little Boat” by Richard Bode

Book Review: “First You Have to Row a Little Boat” by Richard Bode

A casual search of the internet will reveal a substantial amount of acclaim for Richard Bode’s autobiographical tale – First You Have to Row a Little Boat (available here: Amazon). I read the book after my wife bought it for me as a gift back in the mid 90s. The […]

August 16, 2013 Books
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 […]

Shoreline Interview: Dave Dellenbaugh, creator of Speed & Smarts

Shoreline Interview: Dave Dellenbaugh, creator of Speed & Smarts

July 15, 2013 In sailboat racing, a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money is expended in the pursuit of speed. At Shoreline Sailboats we highly recommend Dave Dellenbaugh’s  Speed & Smarts as the most cost effective way to improve your results on the race course. The newsletter covers in […]

July 15, 2013 Interview, Sailing News
Shoreline Interview: Craig Leweck – Scuttlebutt Editor/Publisher

Shoreline Interview: Craig Leweck – Scuttlebutt Editor/Publisher

Craig Leweck happened to inquire about a posting we had on the Shoreline web page. That was a exciting moment for us, so we took the opportunity to ask the head of Scuttlebutt a few questions about our favorite source for online sailing news: Craig, how did you get your […]

July 8, 2013 Interview, Sailing News
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
Building on Success – Olcott YC Junior Sailing

Building on Success – Olcott YC Junior Sailing

Olcott Yacht Club uses the US Sailing format that effectively offers several years of developmental skills in, sailing, theory, timing, balance, racing and seamanship.  Classes are kept small with a student to teacher ratio of less than ten to one. Several levels of instruction are taught with an emphasis on […]

June 26, 2013 Youth Sailing
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
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