Return to Hobie.com

Hobie Forums

It is currently Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:54 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:52 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:56 am
Posts: 118
Location: Grand Haven, MI
If you are looking to race H18s in the great lakes region we have a growing number of H18 owners interested in racing to the point we are reaching critical mass to see designated H18 fleets for at least a few regattas for the 2018 CRAM season. If you would like me to put you in touch with our current H18 group please shoot me a PM.

_________________
Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan
Marketing Officer

Hobie Tiger - WILD*CARD
Hobie 16 - BREAKPOINT


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Posts: 487
Location: Buffalo, NY
Exciting stuff! It seems I'm talking to more and more H18 sailors in the great lakes region that seem interested in racing, if even in a casual fashion. The Hobie fleet in WNY (Fleet 119) out of Buffalo/Dunkirk, NY area has over a dozen active members with H18's (in fact, there are more H18's than H16's or any other boats). Sadly, the club doesn't hold local regattas and most of the members don't attend races and regattas anymore, but maybe in time we can change that! I've attended a few regattas in the last two years in the NY region as the sole H18 (most recently the Canandaigua Multihull Open Regatta), and I've been eyeing your regatta schedule as well. I hope to attend some of your Regattas next season, particularly the races on the east side of Michigan (a little closer for me).

_________________
Mike
Image
'79 H18 standard 'Rocketman II' sail #14921


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:57 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:20 pm
Posts: 96
Location: South Boardman, Mi
Thanks for hooking me up. I hope to see some H18's on the west side of the state next year.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:09 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Posts: 40
Location: Lawtons, NY
Fleet 119 out of Western New York hosted some huge regattas in the 1980's. 200 boat limit. We may start some inter-club racing this year.

Image

_________________
Rick Wattengel
H18 "Puka-Luka"
Fleet 119-Lake Erie's Finest Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:09 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Posts: 487
Location: Buffalo, NY
wattfarm wrote:
Fleet 119 out of Western New York hosted some huge regattas in the 1980's. 200 boat limit. We may start some inter-club racing this year.

Image


Awesome! Now that's what I want to hear! I was already planning on joining in the spring, with the hopes of getting some interest in racing. I'd love to see a regatta again, I've been told by several members of Fleet 204 in Syracuse that they're very interested in coming back for more racing on Lake Erie!

Tired of trailering and stepping the mast every damn time I sail, lol. I'll still travel for regatta's though, I had an absolute blast racing against the Sharks in Canandaigua Lake this past October, definitely want to race some more! The nice thing about racing the Sharks was that they're very close in speed to a Hobie 18, so it was about as close to "class racing" as I really expect to get on an 18. (And yes, I know H18 nationals was in Sandy Hook this year, I was dying to go, but got pulled into a work conference that week and couldn't make it. :(

_________________
Mike
Image
'79 H18 standard 'Rocketman II' sail #14921


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:38 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:56 am
Posts: 118
Location: Grand Haven, MI
If you guys in NY want to come join us in MI probably the easiest venues on our 2018 schedule for you to make it to will be North Cape Yacht Club on Lake Erie and Port Sanilac, MI on Lake Huron. Also, if you really want to make the trip worth it we have a 3 day even in Caseville, MI in the thumb in the middle of July. Full 2018 schedule will be posted in the next few days.

_________________
Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan
Marketing Officer

Hobie Tiger - WILD*CARD
Hobie 16 - BREAKPOINT


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:10 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:18 am
Posts: 1
Last summer I bought an H18, I have a cottage on Houghton Lake, went out only a few times before the season ended. I am really just a beginner, although 30 years ago I spent a couple summers sailing my uncle's Alcort Catfish

So would like to be aware of any sailing events in Michigan. thanks
Jim Beagle


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:52 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:56 am
Posts: 118
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Flying Beagle wrote:
Last summer I bought an H18, I have a cottage on Houghton Lake, went out only a few times before the season ended. I am really just a beginner, although 30 years ago I spent a couple summers sailing my uncle's Alcort Catfish

So would like to be aware of any sailing events in Michigan. thanks
Jim Beagle


Great to hear! I just reached out to you on email.

_________________
Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan
Marketing Officer

Hobie Tiger - WILD*CARD
Hobie 16 - BREAKPOINT


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group