Dear Trifoiler Owners,
I am organizing a Hobie Trifoiler regatta off Anna Maria Island Florida, the first week of Feb, 2009. Please see the News / Press Release below for all of the details. If any TF owners would like to attend, please email me. I can provide you with more details and explain what we are doing, and how you might be able to join us. We have 3 or 4 boats coming now, and have room for perhaps a few more.
For those of you who want from the shoreline and take in the fun, look for us on the beach in front of the Cedar Cove Cottages & Resort, first week of Feb. 2009.
Dean A. Lucko, Jr - Trifoiler#41, Email: ADC4Dean@aol.com
News / Press Release
Inaugural Anna Maria Island - Hobie Trifoiler sailboat regatta and get together
Hobie Trifoiler sailboats from four cities will be doing speed trials and a boat tune-up clinic the first week of February 2009, on the west coast of Anna Maria Island. This event is free and open to the public. Boats will be sailing starting Saturday, January 31, through Saturday February, 7. People not able to attend the event can watch it live on the Internet via a beach web cam at: http://cedarcoveresort.com/webcam/live.html
Cedar Cove Resorts & Cottages is sponsoring this event. The sailors will be rigging their boats on the public beach in front of the resort located on the gulf side, near the middle of the island. The sailors, with their boats, will be available to talk about their boats and the event through out the week.
The speed runs will be recorded on video and high-resolution GPS. The data obtained will later be reviewed and analyzed to rate each sailorâ€™s performance. Videos will later be posted online at YouTube.com. If conditions are ideal during the week, they could reach speeds close to the current world speed sailing record of 58.195 MPH, currently held by a kite-board sailor from France.
The purpose of this event is to gain awareness for the sailors, and to see which of them may have the "Right Stuff" to attract sponsorship to go after speed sailing records.
Peter Bogacz boat #166 (Sarasota, FL), "I've sailed many boats through out my life time, and when I first saw the Hobie Trifoiler; I knew I just had to have one. There simply isn't another boat out there that can do what it does. You really have to see it to believe it, the boat literally lifts itself off the water and flies on three little wings called Hydrofoils and they can turn on a dime, pulling up to two G's when they do!"
Dean Lucko boat #41 (Bradenton, FL), "Most people are shocked to see a sailboat overtake a powerboat on a windy day, but then again, most people have never seen a Hobie Trifoiler sailboat either. We routinely sail faster than the wind, and very often faster than most power boats or Jet Skiâ€™s. The Ketterman brothers, Dan and Greg, designed and built a boat that was really ahead of it's time. The Hobie Cat factory in Oceanside, CA, built fewer than 200 of these boats, and many of them are no longer around, so to see more than one of them sailing side by side is a real treat for me."
Dean Larson boat #161 (Ft. Myers, FL), "I have done some of my best sailing up there in Sarasota. The waters in the Gulf and in Sarasota Bay make for ideal conditions for our boats."
Paul Hardy boat #103 (Naples, FL), "My boat is in the Bahamasâ€™; otherwise, I would be bringing it to the event. I will however show up a few days and give a hand for the owners who are bringing their boats, they are a lot of work to setup, but they are also a blast to sail."
Rich Jadczak boat #163 (Hulmeville, PA), "Hey, if I'm driving all the way down from PA with my boat in tow, you Florida boys better promise me a few good days of strong winds."
To find out more about the Hobie Trifoiler, and to see existing videos, do a search from YouTube.com or Google.com on: Trifoiler. Many of this eventâ€™s competitors have already posted video filmed from on board their boats and while sailing side by side.
Perspective sponsors are invited to contact Dean A. Lucko, Jr. - Trifoiler #41, organizer of this event for potential sponsorship of a world speed sailing record attempt. Email: ADC4Dean@aol.com
Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages located on at 2710 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL, 34217. Phone: (941) 778-1010, Email: Info@CedarCoveResort.com