Sport: Happiness Is a Hobie Cat

For thousands of weekend sailors, summer means just one thing

The brilliant palette of Dacron sail stands taut in the breeze, while below it the bright twin pontoons slice the sea into a foaming, sun-dazzled wake. As the breeze quickens, one of the pontoons flies free of the water, bringing whoops of excitement from the boat's two occupants.

Welcome to the world of the Hobie Cat addict, that 100,000-strong armada of hopelessly smitten enthusiasts who insist that nothing in life quite measures up to the unrestrained joy of breezing along on a twin-hulled Hobie....

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