Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
Vancouver Boat Show @ BC Place
Jan 18 – Jan 22 all-day
Jan
26
Fri
Seattle Boat Show @ CenturyLink Field Event Center
Jan 26 – Feb 3 all-day

Be sure to check out Hobie Cats NW.   Fleet 95 night — Friday, Jan. 26.

Mar
15
Thu
Spokane Big Horn Show @ Spokane Fairgroiunds
Mar 15 – Mar 18 all-day

This is an outdoor adventure show of which the local Hobie dealer (Fun to Sail) will have a booth at.  If you are in the area drop by and check them out.

Apr
7
Sat
Puget Sound Spring Regatta – Small Boat @ CYC Seattle - Shilshole Marina
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day

4/8-9 dates for PSSR.  Sail out in current and salt water.  Good breeze this time of year.  Party at the yacht club with a view of the Olympics.

NOR —

Apr
14
Sat
Round Mercer Island @ Stan Sayer Pits
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Will you be the next winner of the perpetual trophy?

No, this is not an April Fools joke.  (But you can play one on someone there!)  Race around Mercer Island (usually counter-clockwise).

Pursuit race (reverse start).  This race is a ton of fun.  Get your name on the perpetual trophy.  Just ask Dave Wilder how!

10 a.m. Registration

11 a.m. Skipper’s meeting

Noon First start

Apr
21
Sat
Osoyoos Springtime Regatta @ Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
May
5
Sat
Cultus Lake Points Regatta @ Cultus Lake Park
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Season opener under some beautiful mountains.  Great venue with sandy beach.  Always a ton of fun.

 

May
12
Sat
Hobie 101/102 @ Sail Sandpoint
May 12 all-day

Hobie 101: Learn the basics of rigging & sailing a Hobie Cat, with an emphasis on the Hobie 16 and Hobie Wave.  Morning chalk talk followed by lunch and then on-the-water coaching in the afternoon.  Taught by US Sailing-certified instructor.  (Tim Webb w/ Kelly Havig)

Hobie 102: Learn advanced techniques for racing Hobie Cats from top Hobie Cat racers.  Tactics.  Strategy.  Rigging tips.  This course will offer tips and advice not commonly given in such an advanced seminar.  Taught by national and world-level Hobie racers.  (Peter Nelson & John Hoag)

Bring notebook and/or recorder to either/both.

May
19
Sat
Desert Classic @ Charbonneau State Park
May 19 – May 20 all-day

Great venue with good breeze in a warm (hot?) location.  This regatta is held in Charbonneau Park at the confluence of the Snake River and Columbia River.  It is held behind the Ice Harbor Dam, so the water is flat, the breeze strong, and the speed on!!

Put on by MIles Moore and our friends in Spokane.  For more information go to: http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/cal.html

Pacific One Design (POD) Regatta @ CYC Seattle
May 19 – May 20 all-day

This regatta is run by CYC Seattle and includes a dinner party Saturday night.  The winds and temperatures this time of year are usually both pretty good.  Register early!