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. […]
The snow has melted, the skis are put away and spring has arrived in the USA. It’s time to take the boat out of winter storage and prepare for sailing season. I had an unfortunate encounter with a patch of ice and ended up with an avulsed bone in my hand that is taking forever […]
Seasons Change Here in North America winter is arriving and for most of us sailing season has come to an end. This is the time of year where we plan our events for next year and set our schedules. It’s always disappointing for me when I put the boat away for the winter. It’s a […]
The Hobie Class is still strong internationally and I see some encouraging signs of growth. In the last two years, the Hobie class held two enormously successful world championships for our international classes Hobie 16 (2014) and Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger, Wildcat partnered with the Hobie 16 Europeans (2015).
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.