I started sailing as a Boy Scout at Stratton Mountain in Sunfish and Cape Dorys. Our family purchased a small sunfish knockoff and while sailing one day, a Hobie Cat flew by. They left us standing still and I resolved to sail multihulls. I progressed from an AMF Catfish to a Hobie 16, to a Hobie 18, to a Hobie 18sx and most recently to a Corsair F24 Mk1.
I can think of nothing better than sailing on Lake George…. ideally before Memorial Day or after Labor Day since it is quiet.
Hobie 18sx – built for the 1991 Hobie Worlds…. 2 sets of Smythe sails and spinnaker… fast comfortable boat. There’s nothing like doing over 20 Kts and throwing a rooster tail from a sailboat. This boat is now being raced down in North Carolina.
Corsair F24 Mk1 #66 – Kokopelli
Kokopelli anchored on south end of Lake George off Million Dollar Beach
Kokopelli docked peacefully in Huddle Bay
Kokopelli – set up to grille seafood at Roger’s Rock
Althea on board and in v-berth – she loved sailing and camping
And taking pictures of me soloing… smart girl
In 2004 we took Line Honors for the Lake George-Ticonderoga race. We led the fleet home by over 1 hour despite being unable to find the northern point and sailing an extra 2 miles. Additionally, we did it solo for the second year in a row.
Crossing the finish line… and setting a new course record.