Sail n’ Tails Recap

We had 22 people and 1 dog with 10 TI’s and 2 Islands at this years event.  We would like to thank all of those that participated for coming, Hobie for the continued support and guidance and Steve for everything he does for the group at outtings, meetings and behind the scenes.

Here are some photos from the Facebook page.

May 10 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 2nd Annual “Sail N Tails”

Sponsored by Austin Canoe and Kayak

Invites all Island Club Members and Island enthusiast

Please join us for sailing, fishing and fun!

Date: Saturday , May 10 , 7am to 12pm!

Location:  Matagorda Jetti Launch

Info: Matagorda Jetty Launch (South of LCRA Park, map attached.  This location allows for nearby Gulf access without requiring a beach launch.

Equipment and Safety:
Please bring your safety gear to include sun protection, sun glasses, PFD, safety whistle, and your own food and drinks.  VHF Radio is highly recommended, particularly those who plan to fish while sailing.  Make sure you kayak is rigged and ready to sail; check all drain plugs, hatches, rudder assembly, aka braces and pins, mirage drive(s), etc
We will be sailing nearshore waters along Matagorda Island, details will be announced the morning of the event since sailing is highly weather dependent.  As a rough plan will be sailing 8-10 miles up/down the coast and then back to our launch location.  Total trip distance wll be 16-20 miles, 2-4 hours of sailingdepending on wind speed and direction.
Skill Level:
This trip is tailored for all skill levels; however, please make sure this is not your first trip using your HobieSailing Kayak.  Since this is a coastal sail you will need to be proficient with the operation of your kayak.  We will be sailing as a group and will maintain close proximity to the beach.
Please email your name and contact phone # to:


Added some new photos from the Facebook page check them out.

If you have any cool or interesting photos of you Island post them on the Facebook page and we will get them loaded on the site!!

Welcome to the Texas Hobie Island Club!!

We would like to invite you to explore the new website, that has been created for the members of the  Texas Gulf Coast Hobie Island Club!

It is designed as a medium in which you can share questions, knowledge, experiences, and connect with other solo and tandem Island owners here in Texas.

We hope for it to become a resource  built by you and other members of the community . You will find useful links, weather updates in the area, a Hobie Island Club forum, and upcoming events. We encourage everyone to make this website and club their own and give it a life by submitting photos, sharing stories and voicing your opinion on various topics listed in the forum.

This is an opportunity to meet other Island owners, plan trips, and sail into new adventures!

You can also join us on facebook at:

All appropriate photos posted on the Facebook Page will be added to the Photo Page on this website.

For our first Hobie Island Club event, Austin Kayak will be hosting a meet and greet on February 24th at the Houston store located at 5822 Bissonnet, you can find all of the information on the website under the events calendar. We would like to get as many members together as we can to discuss the direction of the club and introduce the club captains. We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

The Texas Gulf Coast Hobie Island Club

“I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” ― Ricky Skaggs