50th Sunfish World Championship

Sunfish Worlds countdown: 100 days!

2021-07-15 by Gerard Vos

Today the countdown timer for the 50th Sunfish Worlds hit 100 days! We now have now 97 registrations from 13 countries. Among them are 9 Sunfish (open, master, youth) Worldchampions, 9 North American Sunfish champions, 11 Midwinters winners and 10 US Masters champions.

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Star Sailors League

2021-04-07 by Gerard Vos

I guess the Star Sailors League (SSL) is not the most well known international regatta circuit. It also looks like aiming at Olympic/ AC level sailing. But their ranking list is using the results from 80 (!) classes... and the Sunfish is one of them! So many Sunfish sailors are listed in the SSL Ranking. I have now linked the Worlds 2019 and 2021 sailors to their SSL profile. You will see the SSL ranking/points on the ranking page and on the sailor profile pages...

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The Lion Rampant band

2021-03-28 by Gerard Vos

The Lion Rampant band will play at the Sunfish World opening ceremony.

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Sunfish 50th World Championship Postponed until October 2021

2020-12-08 by Gerard Vos

The ongoing and increasingly formidable pandemic continues to wreak havoc on people’s lives around the world. We bemoan losing some of our favorite regattas, but the risk/reward equation favors the risk side. Yes, because the Sunfish is a single-handed boat, the Class has been able to hold some regional regattas as well as the recent Midwinters for the U.S. Championship. That said, the technical logistics of hosting a World Championship are considerably more complex and are made even more so in this COVID environment. To qualify as a World Championship, the regatta must have sailors from three different continents. With travel restrictions as they are, it is highly unlikely we would be able to have sailors from South America or Europe travel to Sarasota, FL, to race. Add to that the need for an International Jury and the feasibility of running a World Championships is not likely. As such, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron has agreed to postpone the 50th Worlds once more. The event originally scheduled for Septe

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Photo hunt

2020-03-26 by Gerard Vos

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

2020-02-17 by Gerard Vos

The International Sunfish Class Association is pleased and excited to announce that the 2021 Sunfish World Championships will be hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole in Torbole, Italy.  The club will be hosting the Masters and Youth Worlds from June 21-25 and the Invitational World Championship from June 26- July 2.  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!

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82 days...

Current entries:


Sunfish Worldchampions:

Blouin, Joe (1991m, 1994m, 1997m, 2000m, 2004m)
Gomez Ortiz, Simon (2018y, 2019y)
Gust, Greg (2013m, 2014m, 2015m)
Heffernan-Haberland, Nancy (2010m)
Martinetti, Jonathan (2009y, 2010)
Patin, Paul-Jon (1992, 2016m, 2017m)
Trazegnies, Jean Paul de (2011y, 2018)
Williams, Chris (2003m)
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)

NA Women champions:

Brock, Lucy (2018)
Heffernan-Haberland, Nancy (2015, 1999, 2002, 1993, 1997, 1985, 1986)
Koehler, Marguerite (2012)
Parks, Lee (1987, 1994)

Midwinter champions:

Beckwith, Alan (1992)
Blouin, Conner (2019)
Findlay, Bob (1993, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984)
Heffernan-Haberland, Nancy (1986)
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)
Gust, Greg (2012, 2017, 2003, 2020)
Heffernan-Haberland, Nancy (2019)
Kaukeinen, Doug (2018, 2013, 2015)
Norton, Dan (2016)
Patin, Paul-Jon (2009)
Williams, Chris (2004)

Frequent participants:

Patin, Paul-Jon (30x)
Saurage, Hank (23x)
Cappelletti, Guillermo (21x)
Roose, Alex (20x)
Parks, Lee (19x)
Zimmermann, Alex (15x)
Mendelblatt, David (14x)
Montes, Lee (14x)
Katterheinrich, Tom (14x)
Stapert, Sipke (13x)