50th Sunfish World Championship

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Registration day: 200 photos


There is one clear conformity in 50 years Sunfish Worlds photos 7 videos: sailors rigging their boat! Just uploaded: around 200 photos. Go check if you were caught on camera by either Jennifer Joy Walker or our guest photographers. Like always there is hunger for more, so if you have something to share contact me.

  2021 Sunfish Worlds album 
  Jennifer Joy Walker photoalbum 

Registration day


The registration for the Sunfish Worlds is handled by "The Luffing Lassies". This is one of the oldest and most active sailing groups at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

Luffing Lassies is an organization of fun loving women sailors who are members of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. On Thursday mornings, the Luffing Lassies practice sailing skills and race Sunfish, 420, and Flying Scott sailboats in the beautiful breezes of Sarasota Bay. As members of the Florida Women’s Sailing Association (FWSA), the Luffing Lassies have the opportunity to enjoy inter-club competition with other FWSA sailing clubs and to participate in open regattas.

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Special Offer to Purchase a 2021 Worlds Sunfish


The lead sponsor of the 2021 ISCA World Championship this October is Sunfish Direct led by Chris McLellan. Chris and Sunfish Direct are supplying for the Worlds 100 brand new Sunfish.

These boats only will be used for this one regatta and, afterwards, one can be yours at a considerably discounted price.
Chris is preselling these Worlds boats for $4,995.00 plus freight where applicable. This price is for a complete event boat used in the regatta plus a Dynamic event dolly.  

The boats can either be picked be up from the event on Sunday, October 31, or shipped to the customer starting in November.  

Chris is also offering to store paid-for boats, at no charge, for the winter with delivery sometime in the spring/summer of 2022.
There's no need to wait until October to put your name on one of these specially-priced new Sunfish.

Anyone interested in purchasing one should contact Chris at customerservice@sunfishdirect.com. 

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Photo hunt


This year we hope to sail the 50th Sunfish Worlds! We have *all* results from previous Worlds. We have photos from 31 (!) Worlds. So the search is on for the missing years (1972-1975, 1977-1982, 1986, 1987, 1993-1995, 1997). Go search for them in your analogue photo albums. If you are able to contribute: contact us via the contactpage.

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2022 Sunfish World to be held in Italy


The International Sunfish Class Association is pleased and excited to announce that the 2022 Sunfish World Championships will be hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole in Torbole, Italy.  

The club will be hosting the Worlds from September 4-11 .  The sailing venue will be the beautiful waters of Lake Garda.  Once again, LaserPerformance has graciously agreed to provide 72 brand new Sunfish for the event.  A notice of race will be posted as soon as it is available.  Qualification for this Invitational Worlds happens this summer!  Get out and qualify!

  Circolo Vela Torbole 
  Torbole on Google Maps 

Sunfish worlds logo 2021

Current entries:

Sunfish Worldchampions:

Blouin, Joe (1991m, 1994m, 1997m, 2000m, 2004m)
Gomez Ortiz, Simon (2018y, 2019y)
Martinborough, Donald (1983, 1985, 1988, 2009m)
Martinetti, Jonathan (2009y, 2010)
Patin, Paul-Jon (1992, 2016m, 2017m)
Trazegnies, Jean Paul de (2011y, 2018)
Zimmermann, Alex (2019m)
(m=(Int.) Master, y=Youth)

North American champions:

Beckwith, Alan (1979)
Blouin, Conner (2019, 2021)
Blouin, Joe (1980)
Findlay, Bob (1988)
Gomez Ortiz, Simon (2018)
Kaukeinen, Doug (2008)
Linton, Jeff (2000, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993)
Martinetti, Jonathan (2009)
Mendelblatt, David (2012)
Odegard, Paul A. (1981)

NA Women champions:

Parks, Lee (1987, 1994)

Midwinter champions:

Beckwith, Alan (1992)
Blouin, Conner (2019)
Findlay, Bob (1993, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984)
Hernandez Santos, Jose Daniel (2021)
Linton, Jeff (1995)
Martinetti, Jonathan (2014, 2015)
Mendelblatt, David (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2013)
Olson, Jeff (2012)
Saurage, Hank (2008)
Schmitt, Eugene (2016, 2017)

US Master champions:

Beatty, Ash (2000)
Blouin, Joe (2005)
Chapman, Rich (2002, 2011)
Findlay, Bob (2014)
Kaukeinen, Doug (2015, 2013, 2018)
Norton, Dan (2016)
Patin, Paul-Jon (2009)

Frequent participants:

Patin, Paul-Jon (30x)
Martinborough, Donald (29x)
Saurage, Hank (23x)
Cappelletti, Guillermo (21x)
Roose, Alex (20x)
Parks, Lee (19x)
Beatty, Ash (17x)
Odegard, Paul A. (15x)
Zimmermann, Alex (15x)
Mendelblatt, David (14x)
Montes, Lee (14x)
Katterheinrich, Tom (14x)
Stapert, Sipke (13x)
Chapman, Rich (11x)
Martinez, Juan Carlos (11x)
Findlay, Bob (10x)
Miller, Constance (10x)
Trazegnies, Jean Paul de (10x)
Linton, Jeff (10x)
Martis, Alfred Ramon (10x)
Blouin, Joe (9x)
Stanton, Peter (9x)
Martinetti, Jonathan (8x)
Turluck, Gail (8x)
Mass, Larry (7x)
Dean, Sonya (7x)
Butine, John (7x)
Norton, Dan (6x)
Condon, John (6x)
Schmitt, Eugene (6x)
Beckwith, Alan (6x)
Soliano, George (6x)
Nuijten, Ton (6x)
McHenry, Ronald (6x)
Shumaker, Peter (5x)
Favela Guzman, Rod (5x)
Silvestre, Diego (5x)
Mago Cueto, Alejandro (5x)
Kaukeinen, Doug (5x)