Unplugged Sailing

More than just a boat

Oh We’re Fancy; We’ve Been Blogged!

The cool photoblog Michigan in Pictures has featured my shot “The Double Horizon,” as well as my Mac Race 2006 set, as their August 4th, 2006 entry. Yet more proof that everyone loves Unplugged! Stop by and check out the site; it even has some cool pictures that AREN’T Unplugged related. Shocking that such things exist, I realize…

(Did I do enough hyperlinking in this post?)

August 4, 2006 Posted by | Chris, flickr, In the News, Links, Mac Race, Photographs | Leave a comment

We’re Kind of A Big Deal

…at least to a local sports reporter trying to fill copy during the offseason…

But hey! We’ll take it!

Check out the great article about our race by the Farmington Observer.

July 23, 2006 Posted by | In the News, Mac Race | Leave a comment

We’re on Speed Dial

A couple years ago when we won our class in the Mac Race, our local newspaper ran quite the epic story about us. Now, apparently, we’re print-worthy before we even start the race! Check it out:

Win or not, Tim Clayson of Farmington Hills says “it’s a good adventure for family and friends to go on.” He and sons Christopher, 24, and Brian, 22, will compete with his 30-foot Catalina Unplugged. This is Clayson’s seventh year in the race. In 2003, he took first place in his class.

“Other than the Chicago-Mac it’s one of the longest fresh water races in the world,” said Clayson, a member of the Bark Shanty Sail Club in Port Sanilac.

“You’re presented with different challenges at different stages of the race.”

Indeed. Challenges like:

  • Do I listen to Tim or do I listen to Bruce?
  • Flying the spinnaker while asleep.
  • How many hours until Lasagna?
  • Many, MANY sessions of “And the beat goes onnnnnnnnnnn” sing-a-longs.
  • Is that freighter going to hit us? 

Read the entire article (including a picture!) here.

July 9, 2006 Posted by | Captain Tim, In the News, Mac Race | Leave a comment