Be sure to check out the local Hobie dealer — West Coast Sailing.
Be sure to check out Hobie Cats NW. Fleet 95 night — Friday, Jan. 26.
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.
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
Season opener under some beautiful mountains. Great venue with sandy beach. Always a ton of fun.
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.
Great venue with good breeze in a warm (hot?) location. Just stay away from the dead floating cows! lol (long story) Gee, when will they do the Dessert Classic? Now that will really draw them in!!
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!