Cool and Colorful (Hobie) Cats Back on Schroon Lake

boats at the staging area at the boathhouse 2016 copyright: anthony batson, schroonlaker.com 2016

boats at the staging area at the boathhouse 2016

copyright: anthony batson, schroonlaker.com 2016

The Schroon Lake Association hosts their Third Annual Hobie Cat Regatta this coming weekend (June 16-18) at the Boathouse and on Schroon Lake.  It was a terrific day out for sailors and spectators at last year’s event, where we picked up a few facts about the sport.

 Hobie Cats come in different size lengths and styles.  The most popular is the Hobie 16 which is used for both casual and recreational sailing but is also found in all competitive regattas.  There is a 13-foot version called the Wave, which is perfect for kids, families and is used for racing.  For the real experienced and competitive sailors the Wild Cat is an 18-foot long craft utilizing three sails including a spinnaker in addition to the traditional and jib sails found on the 16.

So there you have it!

For more information, contact Glen Repko, Schroon Lake Association, 914-456-2222 or emailhim at  glenschroonlakeassociation@gmail.com

A family of ducks awim on the lake with the reflection of the hobie cat sails. copyright: anthony batson, schroonlaker.com 2016

A family of ducks awim on the lake with the reflection of the hobie cat sails.

copyright: anthony batson, schroonlaker.com 2016