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 relaxed state of focused concentration that is so important to achieve. It’s a good reminder to not try too hard, something I am sometimes guilty of.
As the Northern Hemisphere slows down after a very busy Hobie® summer. The Southern Hemisphere (while parts of it never stopped racing) gears up for a busy time. It is time to reflect a bit about what has happened.
The 2017 Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans was a great success. 287 entries from 24 counties, 3 new world champions, all three teams were first time winners (Mitch Booth has previously won many world and Olympic medals but the first time with his daughter Rita). What was even more pleasing was the high number of youth sailing. The Dragoon numbers were back and the kids showed extremely high level of skill. The Hobie 14, still keeps amazing everyone with growing back in strength. The Hobie 14 again captures everyone, from male, female and youth sailors. Low cost and not a high-tech boat allows it to be both affordable and to be sailed in all weather conditions.