Hobie Mini Mega-Aug 2-11
The Hobie Mini-Mega is less than two weeks away. Competitors from all over the country will be arriving at SHBCC for the North American Championships for the Hobie Women, Hobie Youth, Hobie Wave, Hobie 14, Hobie 17 and Hobie 18. People are coming from as far as Vancouver British Columbia, California, Texas and Puerto Rico. The event is divided into multiple racing events with the Women and Hobie 14's, racing from Aug 3,4,5. The Hobie Youth and Hobie Wave racing Aug 7, 8, 9 and the Hobie 17/18 sailing a 5 day event from Aug 7 thru 11. The boat that started it all, the Hobie 14, is currently the largest class racing with 22 Hobie 14's registered. Grab a boat, and come out and play or come on down and pick up tips from some of the top sailors in the country. Registration is online at http://div11.hobieclass.com/2017-mini-mega_2/.
We have multiple social events planned and tickets can be purchased separately to attend them. The big party is Saturday night which is the Bluewater party and will also be the awards party for the Hobie Women and Hobie 14's. Tickets for the Bluewater party are available online for $20 (http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15015) which includes, dinner, refreshments and a live band. The Mega will also host a Welcome party Thursday August 3rd, a Seastreak sightseeing tour Monday Aug 7th, a Hobie Youth, Hobie Wave Awards dinner that is catered by new local BBQ place called TSTBBQ, and a finals banquet at Shore Casino.
There will be two raffles. One is for a Hobie Lanai Kayak and the other will be for lots of other good swag from manufactures such as Forward Sailing, Magic Marine and more.
Tickets for the Kayak are $10 and and you can see or contact Wolfgang Kornwebel to purchase a chance to win a new Kayak.
For more info, please contact Greg Raybon at email@example.com
Bluewater Regatta-Aug 5-6
The Bluewater regatta is also happening the weekend of Aug 5/6. The Bluewater is part of the fleet racing calendar and registration is here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15015. You can register for both days for $45 (comes with one shirt), or one day $25 (no shirt). Register before July 28th to avoid late fee.
Youth and Adult Sailing Lessons on Hobie Waves at SHBCC
We will be running our first ever sessions of youth catamaran sailing lessons as well as two sessions of adult catamaran sailing lessons on Hobie Waves with professional certified instructors. This is being run jointly with AHYC.
The adult sessions are expected to sell out immediately, so register asap. The dates are: Saturday July 29, & Sat August 12 1:30-4:30PM. Eligible Candidates for the Saturday sessions will be adults who are either new to sailing or have sailing experience and are interested in learning the fundamentals of sailing a Hobie Wave. Adults may attend either session or both, the cost is $65 per day.
Eligible Candidates for the Thursday sessions are children (under the age of 18) who have completed the “Advanced” AHSEP sailing instruction course (or have equivalent experience) and are interested in learning the fundamentals of sailing a Hobie Wave. The cost for the youth sessions are $55.
Enrollment forms are available here: http://www.fleet250.org/upload/race/ahsep_hobie_wave_enrollment_form.pdf
There were approximately 90 people in attendance and a great band.
Bayville, NJ, July 15 & 16
Team SHBCC had a good showing as usual with Greg Raybon placing 2nd in H17, Wolfgang Kornwebel in 4th in H17, Mark Modderman in 5th in H16 and Eric Raybon in 7th in H16.
Full results are available here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=14306
The weather was much better than the forecast. It started light in the morning, but built in the afternoon. Tides were generally favorable which helped the fleet along.
Thanks to all the volunteers and participants!
Full results are available here: http://www.fleet250.org/upload/race/online_results.xlsx
Photos are available here: https://goo.gl/photos/ixghTPjyhBnuA6JT6
The race tracking replay is available here: http://raceqs.com/regattas/58729
14 boats competed. In the morning, it looked like the wind would be light, but the wind turned on and it blew around 15 all day.
Special thanks to club members Matt Guttman and Randy Perroth who assisted a boat that was unfortunate enough to dismast in the Ambrose channel.
SHBCC had 3 teams competing: Greg Raybon and Nancy Kornblum took 11th place, Mark and Grace Modderman took 3rd place, and Eric Raybon and Casey Larson took 6th place.
Final results here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/13411#_newsroom+results
Club member Leah Guttman finally got to claim her trophy for Crew of the Year 2016. Congratulations, Leah!
The weather was mostly cooperative, we had a fleet race around the bay, and Sunday was a particularly nice sailing day.
Approximately 50 people attended and brought their families with them. Everyone enjoyed steaks, clams, salads, cake, and excellent live music.
Thanks to Tommy Butler for bringing his friends to play a great set for everyone. Also thanks to our Vice Commodore, Skip, for organizing the event. And finally, thanks to Kathy Butler for making the salads.