Photos and Story Courtesy of Silver Lake Sailing Club and SLA
Big things are on the way at the Silver Lake Sailing Club (SLSC) for next season: SILVER LAKE SUNFISH FLEET. While there are a few lightnings and a hand full of lasers on the lake, there are lots of sunfish. So we plan to build up the club around this class for now and perhaps over time upgrade to larger boats.
SLSC has acquired four sunfish in good condition and plan to make them available to those who don't have their own sunfish. www.shorelinesailboats.com in Avon hooked us up with new sails. So with a bit of gel coat work over the Winter, the four sunfish will be looking sharp by Spring time!
Jim has also been in touch with a handful of sunfish owners on the lake who have expressed interest in getting together for instruction and informal racing. That gets SCSC to about a dozen sunfish. Hopefully enough to form the core of a little fleet for Silver Lake.
Paperwork is in hand from NYS Parks Dept and over the Winter an application will be submitted to get permission to place temporary marker buoys on the lake for training and racing event days. Jim has offered to continue to provide sailing instruction to those who wish to learn/improve their skills on the water.
Next spring Jim will post more information, "but if you, family members or friends, have an interest in learning to sail/ race sunfish or just having fun on the water, get in touch with our club. We are just getting started and warmly welcome interested parties!"