• Cat Launching 101



    Here’s that jump!
    Back in July 2020, the east coast of Australia was battered for a few days with a massive southerly storm that created huge swells. Jervis Bay on the south coast of NSW was one of the unfortunate places where 6 metre swells smashed our quiet calm bay. Unfortunate for some but fortunate for others as, Hobie Asia Pacific’s resident Hobiecat sailor and obviously thrill seeker Mick Butler took on the swell in his Hobie Cat 14.


    The 6-metre swell ran along Point Perpendicular and was accompanied by 45 – 60 knot winds and horizontal rain, wild weather to be out on a Hobiecat 14 but Mick is a one of the most experienced sailors in the Hobiecat scene. His little cat that was built in Europe during the early part of the 1970’s soured above the waves, almost recreating the iconic “Flying Cat” scene and photo was taken July 1969 by R. Paul Allen with a Nikonos (Nikon) Camera. Leap forward 51 years to 15th July 2020 and these images were captured by Bradley Sissins on, yes a Nikon camera.
    Amazing sailing by Mick!


















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