Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Caption Contest




It's been a bit breezy at the Sunfish Worlds in Lewes Delaware this week with a NE wind kicking up some nice surf in the launch area. Photo credit to Sue Ingram via a Facebook posting by Eric Woodman.

There are some days when I feel quite nostalgic for my former life as a Sunfish sailor.

I think I would have enjoyed this Worlds.


28 comments:

Joe Rousé said...

Dude, you've got to learn how to duck dive.

my2fish said...

Judas Priest.

Mojo said...

alternate worlds... down the shore

Tweezerman said...

And I also have a story about sailing at Lewes Delaware. Same conditions. Lets see, that's two posts I owe you.

Baydog said...

This is where we all miss O Docker the most

Baydog said...

BTW: Yo, Mojo! See you before you know it!

JP said...

Early experiments with foiling proved to be less successful than hoped

Pandabonium said...

See? Ya just yank the daggerboard and she'll leap out of the water and overfly the competition!

Unknown said...

I hope that's not the "used World's sail" I just ordered from the DInghy Shop.

SailFarLiveFree said...

"State record sunfish caught barehanded by fishermen after an intense struggle in the surf."

MYCSunfish Fleet said...

Even though most Sunfish are born in captivity, when young they are spirited and rambunctious. Here, boatboys are trying to "daggerboard" a young Sunfish. Daggerboarding is a necessary first step in training a Sunfish to carry a skipper.

Tillerman said...

What's your problem? It even got a nice wash just after this pic was taken.

Tillerman said...

Great stuff everyone. Keep 'em coming.

Tillerman said...

O Docker went missing in the surf at Lewes?

Dallas Dude said...

"The boat tends to round up when sailing to weather . . ."

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

"Anything you can do with a Sunfish, you can do with a Laser even better"

At least I have...

Sunfish Coach said...

"When sailing in waves, it is important to use subtle body movements to keep the boat in contact with the water..."

Laughing Lussy said...

"When sailing in strong winds, keep the bow down and do not allow the front of the sail to luff..."

Tillerman said...

The mind boggles...

Mal aka Lancelots Pram said...

"Down, boy, down!"

Clark said...

You'd think at the World's they'd know that the daggerboard goes in from the top...

Mojo said...

YA MAN!!

Anonymous said...

"Listen Dean, mate, it was you lot that told Larry to use cheaper, safer boats and fewer crew members for the 35th AC."
"No worries, Jimmy, I'm just checking below the water line to make sure you haven't made any 'modifications'"

R

Dallas Dude said...

"The boat really flies when you raise the centerboard . . ."

Sunfish Coach said...

"It's a good idea to raise the centerboard from time to time to clear weed..."

Sunfish Coach said...

"One hand for the boat, one hand for the daggerboard... "

Anonymous said...

Larry and Moe are wishing they had asked Curly to help with launching.

JP said...

Didn't I tell you to light the rocket *after* I've got in?

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