Hobie Adventures

Our sailing as a couple began around 2010 with me wanting to teach Kathy how to sail. Reflecting back on my college days, I gravitated back to Hobie Cats. While I wasn’t very competitive on Hobie 16s in the 1990s, Kathy and I soon learned to sail and be competitive on Hobie 18s and 20s. Now in 2019, Kathy and I have raced and competed in over 65 Regattas, 6 national Championships, and have supported Fleets, Division and youth Sailing. We have raced in 4 states and 2 countries. We have sailed in lakes, rivers, oceans and bays.

What we started was to teach Kathy how to sail, where we have traveled has included so much more…..life……

-Buying and selling over 50 beach cats (illness and obsession really)

-Learned how to splice line,repair fiberglass, apply gelcoat and make rigging.

-Learned how to sponsor and organize regattas and events.

-Work at a national level managing one design fleets

-Work with local Yacht Clubs to support racing, youth sailing and local outreach to increase sailing programs.

-Learned about managing sail shape, boat speed, on coarse racing rules and safety.

-Heavy weather sailing on small boats. (We have seen crazy wind and seas on these small cats).

As far as a community, the Hobie Way of life has been a wonderful family experience. We hope to share many events on this blog over the next two years.

San Francisco Bay, Ca (Round TI Regatta)
Huntington Lake, Ca (2018 H20 National Championships)
Cascade Locks Oregon (2015 H18 National Championships)
Our girls, Hope and Montana
Our home; Avila Beach, Ca
Ahhhhhhh….our 2020 Vison
Chase and Tom
Kathy! Get down here and help me get this boat back over!
Stud! Can handle anything…..