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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:55 pm 
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I'm currently flirting with buying a Hobie and was just wondering what the recreational (beer cans) racing scene is like?

I searched the forums and saw a reference to a fleet in Etobicoke but I couldn't find anything specific about the fleet. I did notice that the latest 3 members we're two Getaways and a 16.

Any pointers or inside knowledge appreciated.

thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:29 am 
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Etobicoke is the place. Hobie Fleet 183. Contact Dan Borg at Dan_Borg(at)toyota.ca

They have a great dry sail area with mast-up storage, bathrooms, showers, etc.

They host a HCA Sanctioned Regatta the first weekend in June.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:09 pm 
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thanks for the contact info and info.

Much appreciated
CB


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:08 am 
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Fanshawe Yacht Club in London, ON has a small fleet of 16s and some Darts.

they have a beach area for the Cats, Chalet complete with Washroom, Kitchen and there is a shower near by.

They host several Regattas including a Wednesday "rec league".

I really enjoy it out there. Its an inland lake so you can sail pretty much anytime, even when the Great lakes are too rough.

Heres a link to there web site http://www.fyc.on.ca/


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:17 am 
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You should let them know that there is a Hobie points regatta coming up in less than two weeks at Port Burwell Provincial Park. That's less than an hour's drive away.

Regata de Gatos - June 16 and 17, Port Burwell Provincial Park
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NOR is here.

All Hobie Cats are welcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:24 am 
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That regatta sounds like a blast but I am too much of newby right now. I will get to Port Burwell to watch though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:33 am 
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Don't worry about being a n00b. You have to start somewhere.

We already have a 16 C fleeter (novice) registered.

Bring your boat - you'll get it tuned up for free! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:58 pm 
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Don't want to hijack the post or anything, but I'm in Orillia.. just a couple hours north of Toronto. Is Fleet 183 the closest one to me then?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:52 am 
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There used to be a fleet on Lake Simcoe, but it's not listed as active anymore.

If you get 4 other Hobie owners together, you can re-activate it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:03 am 
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Thats what we at fleet 444 did. We, (read I), wanted a points event in Minnesota, so we re-activated an inactive fleet. Our regatta this weekend gained us 4 new fleet members. Our fun events have also gained some interest and a few new members as well.


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