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First to sail a Sunfish Sailboat around Isle Royale???

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:18 am
by Adventures In Reach
I just returned from sailing my Sunfish Sailboat to and around Isle Royale from August 24th-30th. I was having fun and making videos for my YouTube channel: Adventures In Reach. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_FKi ... _as=public
Toward the end I had several people suggest that I may be the first with a Sunfish, and to verify this. So far, nobody has heard of anyone else circumnavigating Isle Royale in a Sunfish. These people include: rangers, Grand Portage Marina owners, other sailors and boaters, and a search online. Please let me know if you know of anyone else who's done this. It certainly wasn't the reason I went, but I guess it would be cool to be the first. Thanks, and happy boating.

Re: First to sail a Sunfish Sailboat around Isle Royale???

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:35 am
by Ingo
Wow! Guessing you are the first. Looking forward to the videos and would love a trip report! What sort of conditions you experienced, VMG, etc. Had planned to sail camp with a small boat in Rock Harbor this year (hopefully next), but that would be transported on the Ranger II from Houghton and we would stick to protected waters, with perhaps some day sailing out in the open.

Re: First to sail a Sunfish Sailboat around Isle Royale???

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:50 pm
by johnhens
I learned to sail on a Sunfish and have sailed Lake Michigan in 4' seas. Looking forward to your video. Hope you did not have to go upwind a lot!!