I know that it’s very narcissistic to “feel something” when someone with a similar name dies, but it is a lot different when the shared name is something as unique as Hobart and when that person also went by Hobie. I’m talking about the death of Hobie Alter, the man behind the Hobie sailboards and the Hobie Cat sailboats. Obviously that man and I have absolutely nothing in common except for the name, but still. His legacy is pretty outstanding and his impact in ocean-going sports is huge – it inspires me to keep aiming high (Go Air Force! …..sorry) and pursue my own kind of impact. Rest in peace, Hobie.