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 […]
Here in North America, our situation isn’t as good. In North America, most of the regional Hobie events have been cancelled. A few happening here and there, but our infection rates are still high, and some states have travel bans in place. This past weekend there was finally a Hobie regatta in my region, but […]
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 […]
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 […]