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Sunfish are incredibly popular, raced and cruised in over 20 countries. The flexible, tunable rig makes it suited to a diverse range of sailors unmatched by any other single-handed racer.  Few classes have women, youth and masters regularly finishing in the top 10 (or winning!) national and World Championships.  Since the boat has changed little over the years, you don’t need a brand-new Sunfish to start racing. While new boats are reasonably priced, used boats are plentiful, and with perhaps a new sail you are ready to join the fun!




US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal awarded to Andre Patin

BRISTOL, RI (August 23, 2023) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Andre Patin for saving the life of a fellow competitor during the 2023 Sunfish North American Championship at Island Bay Yacht Club in Springfield, Illinois.

Mr. Patin will be honored with the Hanson Rescue Medal at 6:30 pm, Monday, December 4, 2023 during the Opening Ceremonies of the 52nd International Sunfish Class Association World Championship at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, located at 2990 S Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133. Guillermo Cappelleti, President of the International Sunfish Class Association, and Mr. John Schoendorf, member of US Sailing’s Board of Directors, will make the award. Full article published by US Sailing: Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal Awarded to Andre Patin - US Sailing

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