I competed in Wayward Winds in 1978 and 1979 when I was teenager. Back then it was held on the west part of Galveston Island near Jamaica Beach. My step-father had an interest in a business in Galveston and we planned our summer vacations around pulling the Hobie down from Kentucky to compete. It was a real treat to go down there and sail on the ocean and be a part of a huge regatta. If I remember correctly there was somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 boats there in those days. In '78 I raced in the 16B fleet (might have been C Fleet) and in '79 I raced a Hobie 14. We had a blast. Fond memories.
Mark Van Doren
H16 Seabreeze #112205 (Richard Petty Signature Edition)
H14T Fantasia #47787
San Juan 28