I'm not too far away, I sail out of the Shreveport Yacht Club on Cross Lake. We've got a great club here, including 2 H20s, 1 H16 and 1 Wave. There's also a bunch of old rotten derilict Hobies sitting around that never sail. We'll have our spring Holiday in Dixie regatta towards the end of April or early May. I'll keep you posted.
I attended the Division 14 Daggerboard Divisionals back in the fall on Lake Tawakoni, just up the road from Tyler and Lindale. Tawokoni is a great lake. It's HUGE.
I know a couple of other Hobie sailors in Tyler, one with H20 and another with a H16. If you like, send me your personal emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll put you guys in contact with my guys.
Any Hobie sailor in East Texas should join Fleet 23 in Dallas. Membership isn't required to participate in their regattas, but I think you'll be more tuned in to Hobie related events, news, etc. if you joined the fleet. I raced in two of their regattas on Lake Lewisville last summer. They're a great bunch of folks and they do a great job of running regattas. Here's a link to the Fleet 23 site: http://www.hobiefleet23.com
. I hope to see you guys at a regatta this summer, maybe this spring in Shreveport.