Sometimes I ask myself why do I do this? Trying managing a one-design class, organizing a world championship, maintaining my real job and being involved with my family is a challenge. Why do I do it? For the love of Hobie sailing! I have never been the one to just stand around and complain; instead […]
Sailing season in North America is well underway now and the cold weather is behind us for another year. We have been to two regattas so far and our calendars are full with upcoming events. Recently we just returned from our annual trip to Syracuse, NY. It’s always a big regatta but the weather can […]
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 […]
Seasons change The seasons are changing and in the northern hemisphere sailing season is winding down, our friends in the south will soon be posting photos to make us envious. Locally we just completed our last regatta and there are no Hobie events now until the winter series in Florida. This year I am going […]
How many times have you had one of those unpleasant things happen on the boat and it’s just messing with your concentration? Some recent events, have prompted me to revisit a book that I read years ago, Tim Galloway’s Inner Game of Tennis. It’s a classic book on sports psychology and Galloway talks about that […]
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 […]