2015 Hobie Youth Waves at Sail Sand Point, Seattle

Check out the NOR. Youth grants are available!!

2015 WAVE Youth NAs Approved

Notice: Hobie 101

2015 Hobie 101 notice

Great Hobie video

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!!

Seattle Boat Show

If its January it must be boat shows!! January has traditionally been the month in the Pacific Northwest when Hobie sailors get reacquainted with the hardware and the idea of flying a hull. The holidays are past and Spring is ahead. It is a time to get together with Hobie friends and catch up on news.Santa on a Hobie

The Portland Boat Shows happened Jan. 7-11. (Sorry West Coast Sailing for the late announcement!) Hopefully Fleet 72 had a chance to descend on the West Coast Sailing booth and feel the new hardware.

The Seattle Boat Show will be held Jan. 23 – Feb. 1. Fleet 95 supports Hobie Cats NW with the setting up and taking down of their booth. Those strong bodies willing to help out usually receive free admission to the show.

For the past few years the Seattle show has had wine tasting on the first Friday night of the show, and beer tasting on the second night of the show. So besides access to the show, it also becomes a great social event.

For dates and times of the booth set up, contact Hobie Cats NW directly, or subscribe to the Google group for Hobie Div. 4. Be sure to wear that brand new Christmas gift!

Passing of a dear friend in our Hobie family

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 Todd and Josh Lake Quinault 2014

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.