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Collins wins SW Regionals North in Colorado!

July 24, 2009

Congratulations to Tony Collins for winning the 2009 Southwest Regionals North Regatta hosted by Aspen Yacht Club at the Ruedi Reservoir 18 miles East of Basalt/Aspen, Colorado!

Also from the Texas Sunfish Racing Circuit, Shaun Hoffmann attended the regatta.

Results are published here:


Video from SWR North

July 22, 2009

This video is from C.S. Hoffmann’s Sunfish 80703. It is the first time using the helmet camera, so the video is rather crude. It is from the 5th race on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at Ruedi Reservoir, CO during the Aspen Yacht Club Annual Regatta which was the SW Regional North regatta for Sunfish.

Circuit Stop #6: NOR Posted

July 14, 2009

Come join the Stillhouse Sailing Club
September 12th & 13th, 2009 at Stillhouse Lake Park ~ Belton, Texas
H.O.T. Regatta
For additional information click here.

Notice of Race click here.

For H.O.T. Registration forms, click here.

Helmet Cam Video at 2009 North Americans

July 9, 2009

Non-Circuit: LWSC Board Boat Regatta Aug. 28-30, 2009

July 3, 2009
Got the summertime bzzz for sailing? Just around the corner on August 28-30, 2009 Lake Worth Sailing Club is hosting a board boat regatta.

NOR Posted Here:

Steven Pracht and Stewart Draheim compete in Jr. North Americans!

June 24, 2009

Here is a great pic of Stewart Draheim and Steven Pracht with the Ecudoran (sp) kids at North Americans.

Our fellow Circuit members, Steven Pracht and Stewart Draheim, competed this week in the 2009 Jr. Sunfish Nationals at James Island Yacht Club in Charleston, SC.
See how Steven and Stewart finished!

Circuit Stop #5: Collins Defends to remain the 2009 Wrangle Regatta Champion

June 7, 2009

The 2009 Wrangle Regatta, circuit stop #5, was conquered by Tony Collins the defending champion! The entire fleet sailed within challenging conditions, with the majority of the fleet using the Jens Rig.

At the 3 class regatta including Sunfish, Laser, and Butterfly, The Sunfish class had the most boats competing in the heavy air conditions. Tony Collins, Ed Hill, David McCary, and Bill Jackson were the most consistent and the low point scores in the end. Contragulations to all 16 competitors who hung in there to the end!

Many thanks to the Butterfly Fleet 20, White Rock Boat Club, and Corinthian Sailing Club for hospitality and making sure the Sunfish fleet was comfortable at White Rock Lake. Thank you to Pam Newton, Shaun Hoffmann, and Doug Peckover (all Circuit Members) for their work behind the scenes to organize and manage the regatta. This was the first year the circuit officially stopped at White Rock. Also, White Rock Lake has a history of competitive sailing, but the Sunfish class history on the lake is short in length. Perhaps after this regatta we may see more development!

Thank you to the White Rock Flying Scot fleet led by Tom Miller for managing the Race Committee and assuring smooth racing and safety in the heavy air.


2009 USSCA Election

June 5, 2009

The 2009 USSCA Election will take place during the USSCA Annual Meeting at James Island Yacht Club, Charleston, SC on Thursday, June 25, 2009. All class members are encouraged to vote.

If you are interested in becoming more active in the class administration, please get involved by running for one of the open positions or by getting in contact with your regional class or national class officers. Nominations for the open positions will be accepted until the class meeting on June 25, 2009.

If you are not going to be present in Charleston at the meeting, you may also vote by mail or email. Mailed or emailed ballots must be received by the USSCA Secretary no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (if mailed, postmarked no later than Monday, June 15, 2009, if emailed must be email tagged no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2009), or be submitted by the declared poll closing at the USSCA Annual Meeting at James Island Yacht Club, Charleston, SC.

The USSCA ballot, including detailed voting instructions are available here.

"Gust Adjust" Full Length Video

June 4, 2009

Facebook has the best video quality for viewing above!

YouTube version link:

Gust Adjust” Jens Halyard, Instructional Rigging Video

by Greg Gust and Shaun Hoffmann

This video describes how to properly tie the “Gust Adjust” Jens Halyard for your Sunfish. The format is produced for the online video community, which has limitations to video quality.

If you would like a DVD copy for your personal use in high quality format, then email Shaun Hoffmann to make arrangements to have it shipped to you with a $10 fee for material and shipping.

Thanks for your support and please leave your feedback within the comments section of this post.

Circuit Stop #5: 2009 Wrangle Regatta

May 28, 2009

If you plan to race at Circuit Stop #5: 2009 Wrangle Regatta at White Rock Lake, please take the time to sign up at, so that they can give final numbers to their caterer by the middle of next week.

The PRO is going to be Tom Miller, of the Flying Scot Fleet at CSC, on Saturday and Ted Perna, also from the Flying Scot fleet at CSC, on Sunday. They have tentative plans to have John Noeding as a photographer if his schedule remains open. He took some pictures of the Laser fleet one Wednesday night last year and they were some very good shots.

Remember that if you would like to camp, then please make arrangements by contacting Shaun Hoffmann at 214-563-1651.