You're too kind Reid. If Wavehog is going to do weddings, we have a long way to go : ) And, yeah, we got lucky with the Port Aransas sesh. Storm system rolled through that gave us 4.0 to 4.7 weather out of the north (also dropped temps into the 60s, so it was good we brought our cold water gear).
There was close to 20 catamarans of every kind at Clinton Lake back in the 80s. Catamaran sailing is where I learned sailing. What a scene it was back then nation wide.
Here's the old ad for Hobie 18. And yes, they sailed away from it.
The shot is from the movie "SHARING THE WIND".
R.I.P. Hobart "Hobie" Alter (October 31, 1933 – March 29, 2014)
"1958 Hobie and Gordon "Grubby" Clark Clark Foam began experiments making surfboards out of foam and fiberglass. The new boards were lighter, faster and more responsive than wooden ones."
Welcome, Mark! We've had some guys windsurf the OH River here in IL. Windsurf gear just keeps getting better, you'll be amazed by the improvements of the last 11 years. I've been making trips to Carlyle since 1993. Can't wait for the fall season. Hope to see you on the water.
I live in Louisville KY and after an eleven year hiatus, have finally returned to windsurfing. Have a growing collection of new gear, though weather and a recent injury has kept me from my first sailing session. My only semi-decent nearby sailing site is the OH River so, there I was, online looking for lakes within reasonable driving distances when I stumbled on your wonderful site. Rend and Carlyle are within four hours, I hope to make the drive soon. Thanks for the great resource!