Hobie Fleet Summer Youth Camps

posted Mar 23, 2018, 4:05 PM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc
Seattle – Hobie Division 4, in conjunction with MY SAIL Foundation, will be hosting two, three-day, YOUTH sailing camps this summer.  The camps are a great way to introduce youth and young adults between the ages of 13 – 21 to the excitement and responsibilities of operating a Hobie Cat 16.

The two camps are scheduled for: 1) June 29 – July 1 at Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle at the north end of Shilshole Marina, and;

2) July 11-13 at majestic Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula.  Both camps have limited availability and pre-registration is required.

At the camps the kids will learn points of sail, how to make a boat go fast and stop, how to change direction, and how to capsize the boat and right it.  All participants must be able to swim.  Kids will be paired up into teams, but it is the bonding off the water where friendships are born. 

The Hobie Cat 16 is a 2-person catamaran (2 hulls) that is perfect for youth and young adults.  It is capable of achieving relatively high speeds for a sailboat, which excite the kids.

Seasoned Hobie sailors from the local Seattle fleet will teach the class (incl. a US Sailing certified instructor).  The class is offered once a year and has been sold out in previous years.  For this reason pre-registration is recommended. 

Cost of the camp is $229 (Seattle) or $270 (Quinault)/person.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own sailing gear, if they have any.  Other sailing gear will be provided.

For more information contact:

Hobie 101: Tim Webb – (360) 310-0038 or tim.webb@yahoo.com

Hobie 102: Peter Nelson -- (206) 992-6637 or nelson.peter1@live.com

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