Sad day---

"Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the creator of both the Hobie catamaran line and an entire sailing subculture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert, CA, home on March 29."

Read the entire story here:

I grew up with a 17' runabout, but bought a 10 year-old Hobie 14 in 1979, and have been a catamaran sailor since.

Thanks for the memories, Hobie, and for introducing me to a whole other way of looking at life.