Life moves pretty fast. IHCA Presidents blog September 21

Ihcapresident Blog Sept 216

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…

Back to Sailing, April 2021 from the IHCA President

Hobie 16

It’s finally spring and Hobie sailing season is here. After having nearly every regatta cancelled last year it was a pleasure to finally go to a Hobie regatta. COVID19 restrictions are still in place but we have learned how to go Hobie sailing safely. This first regatta was a long trip for us, and our…

It’s nice to see that some regions are slowing returning to sailing.

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…

President’s Report August 2017

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…

President’s Report Building attendance at Hobie regattas isn’t rocket science

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….

May 2015 – Why are the weather forecasts so bad!

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…

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