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Reporting: Hobie Backs the Hobie Alter Cup in 2004, 2005

Added by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2003 - 12:12 PM

The Alter Cup Committee has accepted a proposal from the Hobie Cat Company to provide boats for the 2004 and the 2005 US SAILING Multihull Championship regattas for the Hobie Alter Cup. The 2004 event will tentatively be hosted in June of 2004 in the Long Island Sound area, and sailed on the Hobie 16. The 2005 event will be sailed in April or May 2005 in Southern California on the Hobie Tiger.

2003 Qualifying and ladder events throughout the US are mostly complete, and a roster of teams that will be invited to compete in the 2004 Hobie Alter Cup will be finalized in January 2004. The list of qualified teams will be posted on the Alter Cup website at www.ussailing.org/alter. A schedule of 2004 qualifying events for the 2005 Hobie Alter Cup in California will be posted on the website in the early spring 2004.

US SAILING's national multihull championship is one of several prestigious championships hosted by US SAILING and sailed in selected one-design class boats. The perpetual trophy was presented and named the Alter Cup in 1986 in honor of Hobie Alter for his extraordinary promotion of multihull sailing and racing programs. The Hobie Alter Cup has become one of the nation's major sailing championships, having featured world champions from numerous classes, Olympic medalists and several national champions from the multihull ranks.

Questions regarding qualifying events in your area can be forwarded to the Alter Cup Chairman via the website.

John Williams

Alter Cup Chairman

Footnote: I had to delay publishing this because it was submitted anonymously, please login before submitting news and articles. Thanks to the Alter Cup Chairman, John Williams, for verifying that he wrote this. Also thanks to Hobie Cat Company for supporting catamaran sailing like this.

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