May 9th, 8:30am to 5:00pm
This year Sail Sand Point. Hobie Division 4 and Fleet 95 are teaming up to present — Hobie 101 and 102. What is Hobie 101? It is a one–day clinic to introduce people of all ages to multihulls and specifically Hobie Cats. Lunch, technical material, tips and tricks, tall tales and adventure stories about Hobies will be shared. Multihulls are much faster, more exciting and extremely affordable. The clinic covers how to properly rig the boats, proper weight distribution, points of sail, tacking and gybing, how to power–up as well as depower the boat and most importantly going through the safety aspects. The instructors have over 90 years of experience on multihulls and monohulls and can provide instructions on all aspects of helming and crewing Hobie Cats. All the instructors have competed at the local, National and World levels.
We’re all about having fun, safety and the social aspect of the Hobie way of life.
Attention All Youth! Wave Youth North American Championships are coming to Sail Sand Point!
In preparation for the Youth Wave North American Championship event, the Hobie 101 Clinic will be offering separate and dedicated training on the Wave. The clinic will teach rigging and weight distribution, starting sequences, and starting tactics. After lunch — which is provided — the students will rig the Sail Sand Point Waves and get everyone on the water, go through start sequences and around the course to finish off a very full day of fun. We will have on-the-water coaching as well.
The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, just two weeks away from 8:00–5:00 pm. This one-day clinic which costs a big whopping $20 — including lunch! You will be hard pressed to find a value like this anywhere!! Please contact
Jerry Valeske — [email protected] — 206-498-0610 for questions and to register for this clinic.
Hobie Cat Co. in conjunction with the Hobie Class Assn. of North America have produced one awesome video! Gary Jobson (of America’s Cup fame and a whole lot more) visited last year’s Hobie 16 NACs and shot a bunch of footage. Very professionally done. Plus some great footage of good friends!!
It is with heavy hearts, and great sadness, we report the loss of a super sailor, husband, son, and friend to all of us. Todd Christensen passed away November 20th, at his parents home while recovering from major surgery. Starting at the age of 13, Todd was a big part of the Hobie Cat family, over time joining the International F18 Class Catamarans, and keel boat fleets as a member of the Shrek team. Todd could do it all, from foredeck to skipper, on a large monohull, a fast F18 or master of the Hobie 16.
As an engineer and master craftsman, Todd helped our sailing community immeasurably. From storing and transporting race gear, to modifying trailers for hauling as many boats as possible to events. In his spare time, he volunteered to man chase boats, help with youth programs, organize regattas, and hold various officer positions in our Division and Local Fleets.
You are welcome to join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 13th at 2 pm at
John Knox Presbyterian Church
109 SW Normandy Rd
Seattle WA, 98166
Please share/send/post photos you may have collected during the time we were able to share our lives, and sailing, with Todd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name for new sailors at Sail Sand Point Youth Sailing.