Tag Archives: Hobie Cat

Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge

James Sanders and family celebrate his Hobie victory. Photo: Steve Brett

Chocolate was the theme when the Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) hosted its 3rd Annual Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge in Grenada on July 12th. The PCYC became the new owner of the Hobie 14 previously owned by Mott Green, one …

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I want one… Intro to New Hobie Mirage® i11S Kayak

New Hobie Mirage® i11S Kayak

Hobie introduces their collection of inflatable kayaks including the new Hobie Mirage i11S with MirageDrive® technology. The i11s, introduced to the trade at the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, took center stage in the Hobie booth. Like …

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Christina Weber – “I Just Want to Fish”

Photo by Chris Kennan

On a quiet morning during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a charming young lady, standing on a Hobie fishing kayak in the middle of a pool, coerced me into trying the kayak for myself. By the end of my …

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Olympic Duel Set for St Barth Cata Cup

Olympic duel on the island: John Casey to take on Billy Besson

60 teams signed up for hugely popular regatta In fewer than two months, Saint Barthélémy will host the seventh edition of the St. Barth Cata Cup, which will take place from November 19 to 23 in St. Jean bay. A …

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Ocean Springs MS Finds New Life

The pink bait shop at the Ocean Springs marina is the gathering place for boaters, charter captains and shrimp and oyster fishermen. Photo by Troy Gilbert

Nestled on a pine and oak covered bluff overlooking the Gulf Islands of the Mississippi Sound, Ocean Springs MS is an arts and fishing community rapidly transforming into a town filled with a vibrant music and culinary scene – what …

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Hobie, Shaping a Culture

Hobie with his children Hobie, Jr. left, Paula and Jeff against a backdrop of Hobie 16s. Photo Courtesy of the Alter family

Think surfing. Think skateboarding. Think sport-specific clothing. Think catamarans. Think glider planes. Think sailboats. Think kayaks. Think Hobie. Hobart Alter, the iconic legend recognized around the globe simply as Hobie, died at his Palm Desert, Calif. home March 29 at …

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Miami Boat Show Full of New Products

Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo by Terry Boram

Imagine twenty football fields of carpeted floor space covering two floors of a convention center. Now throw in two separate in-the-water venues with miles of docks. That is the sheer size of the Miami International Boat Show in February. I …

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55 Boats Race the Saint Barth Cata Cup 2013

Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

The roster filled up almost as soon as registration opened with top sailors from around the world anxiously awaiting the 6th edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup, a regatta for F18 catamarans that has matured into one of the …

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Circumnavigate Around the BVI on a HOBIE

Chris Clarke (left) and MacKenzie Wasson

I have to admit I’ve often been guilty of those alcohol-infused delusions of grandeur. It’s an occupational hazard. After all, down here talk is cheap and so is the rum. Yet strangely enough, the idea of circumnavigating the British Virgin Islands …

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Winners Named at Discover the Caribbean

The native-built Chalana class in action. Photo Credit: Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Forty yachts, everything from a Melges 32 to one-design Hunter 216 and IC-24 classes plus Hobie cats and native-built chalanas, competed in the Discover the Caribbean. This longest running regatta in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ponce Yacht & Fishing …

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Caribbean Regatta Dates 2014: January – March

Loro Piana Regatta. Photo courtesy of Press Office YCCS / Jeff Brown

The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off in a big way come January. In the first three months of the year alone, there are over a dozen competitive sailing events for everything from mono to multihulls, dinghies to superyachts. Here is a …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Hobie Cats Race in Grenada at the Mott Memorial

Proud winners of the PCYC Mott Memorial Hobie Cat Challenge (L-R): Dave Royce (2nd), Mike Bingley (1st), and Richard Szyjan (3rd). Photo: Connie Martin

Another great day of racing took place in Grenada on July 14 when the Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) hosted their Mott Memorial Hobie Cat Challenge. Now the proud owners of the Hobie Cat previously owned by Mott Green (one …

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How to Rig a Kayak for Fishing

Rigging a kayak for fishing is a task that requires some forethought and planning but also can be a constant work in progress. There are those kayak fishermen out there that have fully customized their craft with more options, gadgets …

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How To Select A Kayak For Fishing

So you’re hooked! You want to get on the water and catch fish like never before from a kayak, but it seems as if there are as many different kinds of fishing kayaks out there as there are lures to …

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Sailing and The Famous Holmberg Family

Sailing family (from left): Louise Johnson, John Holmberg, Kai Holmberg. Photo: Dean Barnes

Sailing is in the blood of St. Thomas’ Holmberg family. In fact, it’s a water sport excelled at and enjoyed by three generations. Family patriarch and Chicago native Dick Holmberg first visited the Virgin Islands in the 1950s while serving …

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