Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Super Foiler Grand Prix Race 1

Bored? Watch the Super Foiler Grand Prix racing series from 2019. Some of the best racing ever. Here is the first race. Will post a race each week.


Boating Permits/Stickers


As many of you know Idaho, Washington, Montana and pretty much every other state in the union require boats to have Aquatic Invasive Species stickers displayed on ones watercraft whether motorized, human powered, or sail powered only. If your boat is registered in the state you live in then the registration sticker is your invasive species sticker (that is if your boat is required to be registered, if not then you must have a stick on your boat). If you leave your state and boat in another state then one must have the sticker on their boat of that state. Yes it's annoying because if you are like me, I boat regularly in about 4 states other than my own. So I have 5 stickers on my freaking boat. 

Here are the links to each states Aquatic Invasive Species website so you can find out what you need before boating in these states...

Idaho

Washington
Montana
Oregon

I
might add on top of this sticker fees there are also boat launch fees. I can see why there is a growing trend among boaters to boat in their own state, especially those on a fixed income, etc. I do agree its getting a little bit out of control cost wise. If you are an outdoors person there are also fees to use parks and trails, etc. There may come a time when as a group of outdoors enthusiasts we will need to get together and rein in the bureaucracy.

In a future article I will be doing research about how these states Aquatic Invasive Species programs are doing, are they accomplishing anything or is it just another way for governments/agencies to suck more money out of us. Seems like we can no longer do anything outdoors without there being a fee. Is this fact affecting outdoor activity, are people just staying home? Is outdoors recreation becoming just for the rich? On the outside someone might think the fees are not that much, but if you are accessing several states, between sticker fees, launch fees, camping fees, not to mention the cost to drive to various sites, it adds up rather quickly. So stay tuned as my article about all this is coming soon.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Boating Rules

China Coronavirus USA boating rules. Please follow them until this pandemic passes officially!


However marine mammals may not follow the rules...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Read


Hello fellow sailors Small Craft Advisor is offering free online digital subscriptions to anyone that clicks on this link and signs up.

During this time when many of us have more down time Small Craft Advisor is great reading. This is my favorite sailing publication by far because it focuses on small boat sailing adventure stories and product reviews, etc.

Also search through our FunToSAIL articles for some additional great reading.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Corsair Update

Nice little update related to Corsair first 880 development. I am very excited about this new boat and been watching its development closely. Here is the company update below...

We have our first hull! Corsair 880 update #14


"While the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to hit shores worldwide, at Corsair Marine we continue to progress our 880 #1 relatively unimpacted by the pandemic at large. You can read more on the status of the corsair Marine factory here:>>>

In recent weeks , we have made significant progress on 880#1 we have now joined the hull and deck of the main hull, we have all bulkheads fitted, the interior painted, windows and hatches are being installed and we continue to produce all smaller components such as rudders, daggerboard, beams, mast rudder case etc. We have been testing things like the daggerboard trunk, ensuring the board can be easily raised and lowered, we’ve tested the companionway hatch mechanism and we’re now running electrical and plumbing systems.


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Open By Appointment

FunToSAIL store is now open by appointment. Please text us at 208-704-4454 or email us at funtosail@gmail.com to set a time to meet or make orders, etc.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Cancellation and Lock Down

A bit of sad news but not surprising with the current situation throughout the world. Also some good news! 4 announcements...

1. SailGP has cancelled their San Francisco regatta. SailGP officials are assessing their other regattas and status of the 2020 season. Also the Olympics is postponed until 2021. 

2. Hobie has announced temporary closer of their manufacturing facility and with that there will be no shipments for the time being. They are based in California and currently the state has a lock down order of non essential services. We will post here when shipping is back up and running. We recommend one not delay ordering a boat or parts/accessories from us/FunToSAIL. Hobie orders can still be placed with us, making an order now will ensure one gets their Hobie product in a timely manner once operations resume. We were going to launch our new online store now but are delaying that. Please email or call (best to text) us to place an order.

3. FunToSAIL sailing classes have not been cancelled. We still have lots of parts in stock, and used parts, etc.

4. Our sailing activities as noted on the calendar have not been cancelled other than the International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup in August. If we cancel anything it will be noted on the calendar. Click here to view the calendar.

We are all in this together. Lets work together to mitigate the affects of this pandemic by doing whatever we can to keep the economy moving along and following the CDC rules (please physically isolate as much as possible).

The good news is we can all still go sailing :)