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 2004 Hobie Cat Year in Review
         

   2004 Hobie Cat Year in Review

 

2004 will go down as a fairly successful year in the Steyn family album as far as our Hobe 16 season was concerned. Stacey Serrer, my wonderful and long-suffering crew, and I competed in a number of events this year, winning several and coming close in the rest. Here are our most important results


Winner - 2004 Cat44 Sailor of the Year - contested over the entire year

This was a year long campaign divided into three series. We won the first series, finished 4th in the second, mainly due to business travel commitments, and rebounded well to take the third series. With these results we are happy to announce that Stacey and I are the 2004 Cat44 Sailors of the Year

View the full story and photos of the 2004 Sailor of the Year


2nd Place - Cat44 Commodores Cup - December 5th 2004

The Commodores Cup is the biggest event in our club and carries the bragging rights for the entire year. We embarrassed ourselves in 2003, when, as the hot favorites to win, we flipped twice at the start line, so this year we were itching to redeem ourselves. The winds were a mixed bag starting off fresh but then lightening as the race progressed. Stacey and I got buried at the start and only made it around the A mark in 6th place. On the long reach to the B mark we sailed into second place, which we held to the finish behind Willie and Colleen Stolberg

View the full story and photos of the 2004 Commodores Cup


Winner - Fort Lauderdale Hospice Regatta - May 2004

This hotly contested race brings out all the racers for a really fun event benefiting he local hospice association. Stacey and I got a clean start, sailed into the lead on the upwind leg and held it to the B mark. Willie and Colleen briefly overtook us on the long homeward leg, but we eventually pulled away from them to win by a comfortable margin. Cat44 also won the Yacht Club Challenge Trophy as the winning sailing club.

View the full story and photos of the 2004 Hospice Regatta


4th Place - Miami Key Largo Race - April 17, 2004

This is the annual race from Biscayne bay to Key Largo, sailed in the shallow waters inside the reef. It should have been our day. It was perfect brad reaching trapeze type winds suiting the brave and the heavyweights. It was also our first race so we had no idea of the course or which side to sail to. Stacey and I had a scorching start and started blasting away from the field. I was sailing on the edge haulin' ass as I couldn't see the favorite, mark Jones anywhere. And sure enough we stuffed the bow one too many times and struggled to get her up again. We got going in 7th place but by the finish line we had sailed back into 4th spot.

View the full story and photos of the 2004 Miami Key Largo Race


     
     
         

 

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