Hobie classes are underway!

Hello!!

I have officially begun my Hobie Cat classes at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, man those things are fast!

We had 2 classes so far and now there are 2 to go.  They are 16 foot boats, and we have been going with 3 people to a team.  Jibing (gybing?) is really scary the first few times.  These boats have an awkward tiller that sort of goes behind the traveler when you tack or jibe.  It’s manageable, but a little messy to start!

Oh and did I mention that it’s a wee bit chilly out on the bay this time of year??  We all wore shorts and tank tops…then we all got doused on a good beat, and then shivered the rest of class.  This Saturday we have another capsize test, I’m not concerned with righting the boat, I just don’t want to freeze!  

Here’s a quick couple of photos. Maybe I’ll bring my fake go pro this weekend.

   
    
 

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