Darline Hobock Trophy
The Multihull Council would like to honor Darline with a perpetual trophy. Deb Schaefer is coordinating the fundraising effort. The Council is reaching out to all those who knew, loved and worked with Darline, to make a contribution. We need to raise $3000. Many people pledged the funds towards this purpose. Please get out your checkbook and put your pledge in writing now. Make out your check payable to US Sailing with the notation that funds got to “Darline Hobock Perpetual Trophy.” Donations are tax deductible. Mail your checks to:
Deborah K. Schaefer
2131 N. Camp Perry Rd. E.
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Attention all multihull sailors, clubs and fleets: Have you ever used the Portsmouth handicaps to score unlike multihulls and other boats? Darline was instrumental in generating these handicaps for more than 30 years. Please donate what you can afford and we will reach our goal very quickly.
Since 1974, when she first joined the Portsmouth Numbers Committee, Darline’s commitment to US SAILING and to everyone she met at these meetings has never wavered. She was the person you could count on to make the extra effort. She devoted hours of her time entering data in her Portsmouth Handicap program. She administered the Golden Anchor Program for the Multihull Council year after year. As the web liaison for the Multihull Council, she spent countless hours updating the website. At a recent Youth Multihull Championship, she would wander in late in the day, missing all the on-water action. Later it was discovered that she had stayed up most of the night updating the event website.
Respect is her watchword! Fellow Multihull Council members have witnessed her calm the stormy waters during a raging multihull meeting by using her candor, coupled with honest, constructive criticism.
She has always exceeded expectations, and what better example than through the administration and publishing of Portsmouth numbers for more than 25 years. She was also a voice of reason and looked for win-win solutions. US SAILING was lucky to have such a devoted volunteer.
The Multihull Council (MHC)was formed in 1985. you are invited to explore these pages to learn more about multihulls and their activities including youth events.