Max Hinneberg Honored with 2007 Carlton Tucker Award
After considering many worthy nominees we are pleased to announce that Max Hinneberg has been honored as the 2007 Carlton Tucker Award winner.
From a distance Hobie sailing is about having a good time on the water and an equally good time with friends on the beach, but a close look at the enthusiasts on board reveals that sailing can be an inspiration and a life changing experience. We all love to share that inspiration and get new people involved in the sport. In the spirit of Carlton Tucker, Max Hinnebergâ€™s desire to share the Hobie way of life stands out.
Craig Hospital, based in Denver, Colorado, is a world-renowned center for the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries. It has patients that range from children and adults with little or no resources to pay for their care, to celebrities like Christopher Reeve and Roy Horn. Most of the patients are new to their disabilities and believe there is little left for them beyond basic survival. The recreational therapy department teaches them that there is a rewarding life away from the wheelchair.
Back in 1981 the idea for getting patients onto Hobie Cats was passed on to the Fleet 61 officers and a new event was born. That first â€œCraig Dayâ€