About Us

Who We Are, What We Do, Our Officers, How To Get Here

WHO – Started in 1984 with 12 charter members, now with a membership of over 50 individuals dedicated to the sport of catamaran sailboat racing.

Experience levels from true beginner, with no sailing or racing experience, who are learning through active participation, to veterans of several national and international competitions and championship events, including 2003’s Hobie MEGA North American Continental Championships, in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, 2004’s Coca-Cola Hobie 16 World Championship at Riviera Maya, Mexico, and 2005’s Hobie 18 Tiger World Championships in Santa Barbara, California, and the 16 Nationals in Ventura, California. Ages range from pre-teen on up. On any given Tuesday, an average of 20 boats are on the water competing.

Affiliated with North American Hobie Class Association and part of its Division 10. The fleet has been actively involved in running Hobie division 10 regatta’s, including the Austin Lake Regatta, the St. Joseph Hotel By The Lake/Holiday Inn/Clementines/St. Joe Regattas, and the Ludington Regatta. In addition, the fleet has hosted Divisional and National Championship events.

WHAT – Hobie 16 fleet and Portsmouth handicap racing of catamaran sailboats.

WHEN – Starting sequence begins at 6:30PM, beginning the first Tuesday in May (May 2nd, 2017) for 8 weeks (Spring Series). The Summer Series begins June 27th, 2017, and runs for 10 weeks (Summer Series).

WHERE – Austin Lake, Portage, Michigan (5 Miles South of Kalamazoo).  See maps below.

WHY – Promote the sport of catamaran racing, and the camaraderie and fun that’s a part of it.

OFFICERS – Current officers (through October 2017).

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How To Get Here

Located in SW Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit.

Where we are in Michigan
Where we are in Michigan

5 miles South of I-94 and 4.5 miles East of US-131.  Located in Kalamazoo County.W

Where we are in Kalamazoo County.
Where we are in Kalamazoo County.

From the South:  take US-131 North to Centre Street exit, East to Portage Rd.  From the North:  take US-131 South to I-94 East.  From East or West:  take I-94 to Exit 78 (Portage Rd), head South.

Where we are in Portage, MI.
Where we are in Portage, MI.

Continue South on Portage Road, past Centre St. 1.5 Miles. Turn left onto Woodbine.  At end of Woodbine, left into Public Access.  If a Park Ranger is on duty, there is a $6 charge for boat and trailer (unless you have the Michigan State Parks “Passport” on your vehicle license plate, in which case admittance is free).

Where we are on Austin Lake.
Where we are on Austin Lake.

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This page last updated 1/11/2017.