Winter is here in North America and the Hobie is put away. This time of year, I switch to frostbite sailing and skiing. I recently ran the races for the laser frostbite fleet, it was a cold and windy day but it’s good to take a turn running the races. It’s always humbling working as […]
Winter was late but it finally arrived here in the US and for me, it’s ski season. The boat is tucked away in the garage. Our friends in Florida are hosting their popular winter Hobie sailing events as sailors from the north travel in search of warmer weather. Worlds date changes Many of you watched […]
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. September is here and while it’s still unpleasantly hot out, the end of the sailing season is not far off now for me. Our sailing season wraps up in early October and cooler weather will be […]
The boat is in the garage for the winter and its cold outside. As I reflect back on 2020, it’s been a year. COVID-19 caught us all unprepared. Our sailing was incredibly impacted as was nearly every other aspect of our lives. It’s still amazing how much the world has changed, and I suspect some […]
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.
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 […]