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 to make it to some of the winter events. Typically I get wrapped up in skiing in the winter but this year we are making time.
As I think back about the past sailing season, I recall the good times with friends but I always seem unfilled by the wind. Bring more wind please!
The 2019 MultiWorlds at La Rochelle that will incorporate the Hobie 14 and Dragoon World Championships. If we meet the World Sailing Regulation the Tiger and Wild Cat will also become a World Championships. Though if they don’t, they will be racing for them. Add the European Hobie 16 Championships and La Rochelle is really going to the place to be between the 17-27 July. The video on the web site show the historic town of La Rochelle so well. It will be a must for the sailors to tour the surrounds.
The French Hobie Class has done a great job by having their national authority include the Hobie 16 with spinnaker as the youth boat. It took two years of discussion with the French Sailing Federation appreciating that the Hobie 16 was the genuine youth boat.