The breeze was piping up off Annapolis, and the Hobie Getaway was next on our list. I couldnt wait. My wife Becky and I sailed the boats baby sister--The Wave--down in the BVIs, and I knew that if it was anything like that boat, I wouldnt be disappointed. I yelled over to fellow judge Carl Shumacher, who hasnt done much cat sailing, "Are you ready? You may need your life jacket!" Before he knew it, we were two blocked on the main and flying upwind. About two minutes into the test, I noticed a smile on Carls face and asked him what he thought. He responded: "This thing really moves!"