I'm a Fulton native and actually know a little bit of Western Kentucky Hobie trivia. Believe it or not, there used to be an active fleet, #214 (same number as Pappy Boyington's famed WWII Black Sheep squadron) that sailed out of the Kentucky Dam State Park Marina. The fleet was founded in 1977 and probably had a dozen or so members at it's peak in the early 80's. I was a charter member at the ripe old age of 15. We were predominantly H-16s, with a couple of 18s and a 14 thrown in. We ususally held two or three Division 10 regattas per year and were fortunate enough to draw sailors from Southern Illinois and the Nashville area. The ring leaders were Dave Cleaver (now deceased) from Calvert City and Billy Crider from Crittenden County.
Back in the day we would go up to Carbondale, Illinois, a couple times a year to race with the fleet up there (always a blast) or sometimes go down to Nashville to race in regattas sponsored by the Percy Priest yacht club. You might want to check with them to see if they are still active. Memphis has a Hobie dealer but I don't know if they have a fleet or not. The dealer, Rooke Sails, caters to sailors that sail on Lake Arkabutla and Lake Sardis in Mississippi.
I have family in Murray and may get back up there this summer. If so, I'll probably bring my H-20 with me and give Kentucky Lake a whirl for old times sake. I'll let you know if I get back up there. It's always more fun to have other Hobies on the water with you.
What boat do you have? Good luck and smooth sailing.
Mark Van Doren
Division 9 Chairman
H16 #112205 (Richard Petty Signature Edition)
H20 #647 (sold)