Hobart "Hobie" Alter, born October 31, 1933, was a surfer, sailor and inventor. He was the man behind the development of the foam-and-fiberglass surfboard, creator of the Hobie Cat, and founder of the Hobie company. The company that he founded remains one of the top-selling surfboard brands of all time. Hobie was also the creator of the Hobie 33 ultralight-displacement sailboat and a mass-produced radio-controlled glider, the Hobie Hawk.
Ha`aheo ka ua i nâ pali Ke nihi a`ela i ka nahele E hahai (uhai) ana paha i ka liko Pua `âhihi lehua o uka
Hui: Aloha `oe, aloha `oe E ke onaona noho i ka lipo One fond embrace, A ho`i a`e au Until we meet again
`O ka hali`a aloha i hiki mai Ke hone a`e nei i Ku`u manawa `O `oe nô ka`u ipo aloha A loko e hana nei
Maopopo ku`u `ike i ka nani Nâ pua rose o Maunawili I laila hia`ia nâ manu Miki`ala i ka nani o ka lipok
Every spring, over a thousand sailors from 53 countries come to Mallorca to participate in a unique event where the best crews of Olympic sailing compete in the hope of victory and receive from H.R.H.Queen Sofia, the trophy that bears her name. A legendary trophy on which are inscribed the winners of the 43 editions held to date.
The “Sofía MAPFRE” Trophy, also popularly known as the TROFEO SOFIA MAPFRE ISAF SWC MALLORCA, has become over the years a tradition that is part of social and sporting calendar of Mallorca, that feels it as their own and inalienable. A fact that was reinforced with the participation of members of the Royal Family is a fact of their bond with the race.
It is a unique race, almost magical. The Bay of Palma perfect conditions for sailing, together with the warm welcome of the inhabitants of Mallorca, make a competition especially appreciated by those who have ever participated. A race that nobody wants to miss and we all dream to win some day. “The sailors’ event”.
That boys and girls is what a sailing event should look like.
Beto Pandiani and Igor Bely sailed across the Pacific on a Clairefontaine 25 foot beach cat from South America to Australia. The journey started in September 2007 from Vina del Mar, Chile and ended at Bundaberg, Australia in November 2008. This is one of many videos chronicling their journey. Mais videos. It's funny, I didn't know that I could understand Portuguese.
The Belgium-flagged Privilege 495 catamaran Ker-Tidou exploded shortly after sunrise last weekend on the coast of Baja California Sur, in a fishing village called Bahia de Tortugas. The cat burned to the waterline and sank within 40 minutes.
Thierry Bonnefille escaped the inferno by scrambling aboard his dinghy. According to Enrique Castro of El Gordo's fuel dock the boat had been experiencing electrical issues, which may have interacted with cooking gas to cause the explosion.
A hapless sailor named 'Captain Calamity' has destroyed his catamaran after flipping it for the 13th time while attempting to ride Britain's biggest wave. Read all about the hapless sailor at the Telegraph. Via Tim "Wetass" Zimmermann.
Anna, an Atlantic 57 catamaran, capsized while sailiing from Tonga to Niue. Her crew was recued by the MV Forum Pacific with the assistance of New Zealand Search and Rescue and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Dive, dive, dive! Texel/Netherlands, June 16 2010 "The Zwitserleven Dutch Open Catamaran sailing 2010 had a rough start on Wednesday 16 June. The northeasterly wind increased to over 20 knots with high waves off the Texel beach. As a result, many sailors spent a lot of time swimming instead of sailing."
It's a hot day and I want to cool off. "That F18 cat sailing is a different game from helming a bizzare 90ft trimaran, as James Spithill (AUS) experienced today. The helmsman of BMW Oracle lost his balance while wiring on the run and he took a flyer."