Well, another Harrison Regatta is in the books and complete! Thanks to all the great volunteers who make it happen, from race committee to food prep, it can’t be done without them. And a special thanks to Mark Moddermann who came out from New Jersey to coach our H16 sailors (and the others as well) to get ready for the up coming H16 North Americans in 2 weeks!
This weekend we saw winds from 10-15 knots, some great tight racing and many leader changes during the racing. The weather stayed clear, except for a bit of rain on Sunday morning, it was all done before the sailors arrived on-site.
Mark did some great clinics on boat handling, body movement and on the water strategies… Also, a big thanks to our own Laura Sullivan who helped Mark talking about body movement on the boat from the CREW’s perspective!! A lot of great information was shared this weekend… we’ll see how much was retained!!
Andrew Gross, who looks after Tim Dorwin on the chase boat, took some great pictures during the weekend.. . SEE THEM HERE
Also, Mark took some great video of the sailors, this will be prepared into a one video presentation and will be posted here soon….
Final results can be found HERE
Division 4 has started using a new system for online credit card payments called Events.com. Some of you have already used it for Cultus and Jericho. It is an easy, streamlined system which keeps your information secure so you don’t have to enter it every time. We have been fortunate also that we have arranged a reduced fee with the administration for any event registrations we put through the system. The next 3 regattas are now setup for it’s use. Use the following links to access and pre-register for each event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For those of you who were there or wished you could have been there, Will Nelson took nearly 1,000 photos at the Cultus Lake regatta that occurred last weekend. Here’s a link to the photo album where you can find them: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NUK64Py7QMZFpo536.
That’s right, now in it’s second year, you won’t want to miss this. It is a Hobie ski trip of a lifetime! …even if you are not a skier. Mark your calendar for Feb. 9-10 at White Pass ski area.
Last year Rich Arneson put together — yep, you guessed it — the 1st Annual Hobie Ski of a Lifetime. We had sooo much fun we had to do it again.
Rich’s cabin is a slopeside ski in/out A-frame owned by the Olympia Ski Club, of which Rich is a member. It was built in the 1950s and the chalet is absolutely incredible. It is set up for a large group…like us!
The first floor has lockers and equipment storage and bathrooms and showers. This is where most of any wet gear resides. Go to the 2nd floor and you are greeted by a cozy living room with fireplace, open dining room and open kitchen. The kitchen is set up as a commercial kitchen and can handle whatever you want to cook.
The 3rd floor is the men’s dormitory. We sleep in sleeping bags on cushions in bunk beds. Quite comfy actually. Especially after a day of skiing. The women’s dorm is either on this floor or the 4th floor. There is even a small family dorm for families with small children. The whole thing is decked out pretty trick.
Last year we had 2 groups skiing on the mountain. Snow was prefect. There was so much laughing our sides were splitting. Great way to build friendships. See you there!
Yep, that’s right. Hobie Cats NW is no longer. They closed their doors around Halloween after what seems like 75 years in business. Memories abound of first Paul Ulibarri and then Dan Carpenter heading up the shop. I remember it on Westlake before it moved to Kirkland, and then back to Westlake. A few of us remember comp tip parties in the parking lot at the original Westlake shop. I am sure Caleb and others have memories from before then.
One door closes and another opens.
Please welcome West Coast Sailing as our new Hobie dealer. West Coast is a very passionate and avid supporter of Hobie Cat. They have been supporting our regattas for years. Besides Hobies, they also sell several other lines of dinghies. Did I mention they are passionate about their sailing? Their energy should be a great infusion into a Hobie fleet that has been gaining momentum the past few seasons.
They will be opening up a shop in the Seattle area to augment their Portland store. Look for them at the Seattle Boat show and be sure to introduce yourself.
If you are needing parts, Andrew is ‘da man’. Look them up on the web, or give him a call at (503) 285-5536.