The world as we used to know it has changed. We hope whatever is around the corner will include sailing. Since group activities are currently banned virtually everywhere, racing, training and sailing schools, and club events are not options. But recreational sailing, especially on a small one- or two-person boat like the Butterfly, is a great way to relax, get a bit of exercise, and escape from everything happening on shore. We'll see you on the other side of this.


2020 = CoVid19

Be smart, stay well! Like in sailing, the goal right now is to get to the finish line, even if we can't yet see it. See you there!

If you are active in online communities, you know that Yahoo recently announced that it was ending its Groups and deleting all threads. The Butterfly has had a long-running group there, mainly assisting recreational sailors or those not connected to a fleet. Hosted by Past Commodore Pete Hoffswell, is been a solid source of Butterfly info for 20-ish years. But with the Yahoo announcement, it was move it or loose it - and Pete has set up a new group through, at or via the sign-up button on the left. If you know Butterflying, go there to pass on the knowledge. If you don't know Butterflying, go there to get your questions answered!

The Butterfly sailboat is one of the originators of the "one-design" sailing concept. In existence since 1962, the class is virtually unchanged, with only updates to hardware and fittings with new materials plus refinements and innovations in the internal structure to make a stronger, longer-lasting boat. Over 10,000 boats have been built since then, with the boat finding its way to cottages as a vacation boat, at home as a family recreation boat, in yacht club programs as a very successful junior training boat, and in racing, where the class has men, women, youth to masters, all competing together equally on a boat where the biggest single difference is the sailor.

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