It’s 2:00 AM and a team of sailors and employees from Hobie Cat Co. are inside the Ft. Myers airport with a Hobie 16. As part of our event promotion, all visitors to Ft. Myers will see a Hobie 16 with event sails and sponsor logos. The boat has been in the airport for about […]
Winter was a bit slow to arrive but it’s here now in the US. The meteorologists are all talking about the “polar vortex” that is about to descend on us. Who comes up with this? Honesty yes it’s cold out but the Canadians are probably laughing at us; it’s really cold up there. The 2019 […]
Somebody should protest! SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE RULES Competitors in the sport of sailing are governed by a body of rules that they are expected to follow and enforce. A fundamental principle of sportsmanship is that when competitors break a rule they will promptly take a penalty, which may be to retire.
I hope you were following the recent Multiworld’s/European Championships in The Netherlands. It turned out to be a really nice and extremely well attended event, 287 boats from 24 countries. This event was the world championships for the Hobie 14, Wild Cat and Dragoon, combined with the European championships for the Hobie 16 open, H16 […]
Spring has arrived here in the USA, of course winter was almost a complete no show in my area. Ski season wasn’t good this year (warmest February on record) and Donald says global warming is a hoax. What planet is he on?
What do we do in January? Every 4 years in the US, we inaugurate a new president here in the USA. This guy, well, Trump is interesting. We are all holding our breath and hoping for the best. Many of my non-US sailing friends have pelted me with questions about the voting process, the impact […]
It’s been a hot summer but now fall is here and the sailing season is coming to a close in the Northern Hemisphere. Soon we will have ice and cold temperatures where I live. Twice a year there is a gap between sailing season and ski season for me and at my house, it’s called […]
Building attendance at Hobie regattas isn’t rocket science Building attendance at our regattas is something everyone is interested in and it’s something we all need to support. Good attendance doesn’t happen on it’s own, it takes effort and we all need to do our part. Frankly we have gotten a little lazy and it’s showing. […]
Why take the leap to travel to a big event – a North Americans, a Europeans, a Worlds? Part of the fun of attending big events is traveling to new places and seeing new things. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Hobie 16 European Championships/Multiworlds on Lake Garda in Italy.
Despite all the computer modeling and highly educated weather forecasters, why can they not tell us how much wind we will have? Even on the day of the regatta, they can’t get it right. At a recent event here in Maryland, the forecast was for absolutely no wind all weekend. Looking at the forecast Saturday […]