Hello everyone! My name is Miles Moore and I live in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho/Spokane WA. area. We just finished our winter Hobie Island Frozen Buns Regatta. It was a big hit.
I believe we have developed a way to handle the Island sailing or pedaling options during a regatta. We have developed 2 divisions at our regatta. Division 1 is sail power only and division 2 is pedal and sail power. If you are in a race and then decide to pedal then you automatically end up in division 2 for the rest of the regatta. We find this works best because there are some that just want to sail and some that are old or have a disAbility that just can't compete with the fit young Island skippers. Also in the starting sequence you can pedal until the 1 minute gun before the start if you are in the sail only division.
Go to www.sailcda.com
and click on the Hobie Club link and you will see some beutiful pictures of the event in the news letter section.
In Aug. we are having a big N. American Hobie Island Challange in a remote location (Swan Lake, ID.). I will post info about this event on this forum soon. In June we are having a Hobie distance race for both Hobie cats and Islands.
I just heard about the Island Nationals and wish I could attend but unfortunately its planned during the same time that that boat show season is running Pacific NW.
Sorry I did not post a picture of the event but I have not learned how to post a picture yet.