We decided to follow the heritage of our brand this Thanksgiving and travel down to Cape Cod, Mass for a few days. The weekend was full of great times with family, and crazy weather. We went from a day of downpours to beautiful sun and 50 MPH winds! I was shocked at how much the seas were churned up, even on the inner harbor in Truro! Just look at the white caps in these pictures! Glad I had my Codfish Gear hoodie to keep me warm!
Remember when there was consistently nice weather in Boston? The competitors in the Hull Chase Race do. We made our way out to see the competition a few weekends ago and took our Codfish Gear with us. The race was out around Graves Light, down the main harbor with a finish near Hull. The day was beautiful, and it was amazing to see more than 100 different sailboats all in one place. What did we learn from our trip? Sailor love Codfish Gear! Join this group of hearty competitors and buy your Codfish Gear today. There are more photos from race day on our page at www.facebook.com/codfishgear/
Crowds were on hand for the 3rd annual All American Labor Day in Woolwich, ME this year. Again, the Codfish Gear fans were having fun and putting a Cod on their Bod. With incredible views, a sea weed lobster bake featuring lobsters, clams, mussels, potatos, corn, hot dogs and eggs, how could you go wrong. We even fit in a little pig skin and horse shoes into the dark. Man, am I happy I had a Cod on my Bod for this one. See more photos from the weekend on our Facebook group page at http://www.facebook.com/codfishgear/
The annual Gold Cup was sailed at the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop, MA during Labor Day weekend, and it
certainly accomplished its goal of “Bringing sailing to the people.” With over 8 boats and hundreds of on-lookers from the shores of Winthrop, the fleet set out on 3 fun races just off the club. Codfish Gear co-founder was there to race the Red Dog and try and get ever closer to a win at this event. However, he and his skipper Mike Gahan as well as crew Dana ended up playing second fiddle again. Congrats to the winners! You can see even more photos from the event on our Facebook group page at http://www.facebook.com/codfishgear/
Since we are in the middle of a small heat wave in Boston, I decided to try my luck in a Kayak this week and explore Winthrop Harbor. I’ve always been used to being a few feet off the water and moving a bit faster in a sail boat, so the kayak was quite the change for me. But Winthrop, MA is a great place to explore by paddle. There is Snake Island, which is a bird sanctuary and even Belle Isle Marsh which is full of wild life. So if you are looking for a place to give your Codfish Gear a work out, try spending some time in Winthrop Harbor. You may even see a few of the enormous steel birds darting past.
This weekend was the World Football Challenge at Gilette Stadium, and two of the biggest rivals in world soccer, Inter Milan and AC Milan, where there to battle. These two teams are like the Red Sox and Yankees in terms of their rivalry. It turned out to be a beautiful day with the right team on top. Inter scored within the first 5 minutes and never looked back. In the end, Inter prevailed 2-0. It was great to see my team win and we where both happy to have a Cod on Our Bod to keep the sun out of our faces. There are more pictures on our Facebook fan page. Tell everyone you know to become a fan of Codfish Gear on Facebook and LinkedIn. We are trying to get both groups over 100 members!
As promised here are a few pics of the tall ships! The full album is being posted on our Facebook fan page. Check
out the boats…From the water side!
This weekend was the sailing event of the year in Boston Harbor. The tall ships were in town, and people were out in force with there Codfish Gear. Here is a pic of one captain sporting his Cod Cap and blue Simply Cod t-shirt and
another with some fans taking in the view. This group of yacht admirers aboard the Blue Blazer actually came from all over to see these ships, including Los Angeles, California, Connecticut, Minnesota and even Japan. Departing from the Cottage Park Yacht Club, they braved the heavy water traffic to see the floating works of art. They tell me there are more pictures to come. I’ll be sure to post them here and on our Codfish Gear Fan page on Facebook for you to check out! Take a note from this group of salty dogs and Put a Cod on Your Bod!
This past weekend was the Rhodes 19 East Coast Championships at Hull Yacht Club in Hull, Mass. It was a fairly large sailing event with every type of weather you could think of. Day one started with clouds and the threat of thunderstorms and ended with sun and no wind. Day 2 was the craziest of all. Thick fog rolled in around 10 AM, and never let up. It would start to lift, and then come back even more thick. Somehow we still managed to sneak in 2 races and find our way home without running into an island or ferry. The final day brought clouds and some solid breezes.
I was fortunate enough to campaign The Red Dog from Cottage Park Yacht Club for the series, and had a lot of fun. Despite some break-downs that kept us out of racing the first day, we managed to earn some decent finishes with a 9th place one race and a 15th in the last race (out of a 30 boat fleet). It was a very competitive fleet, and now we know what to do to get better. Our spinnaker was easy to pick out as the proud pooch flew high every race we sailed. In addition to donning the Red Dog chute, I was also proud to sport my Codfish Gear throughout the whole series. The Cod Cap never left my head and the combination of Simply Cod and All American Cod T-shirts throughout the series certainly caught some eyes. You can see more photos from the series here.
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Remember the special on All American Cod until July 4th! And always, Put a Cod on Your Bod.