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David Brookes

Vale Kim Thomas (KT)

To all Hobie Sailors and friends. Kim Thomas IHCA Life Member, Australian Hobie Class Life Member and New South Wales Hobie Class Life Member passed away today at noon in Thailand. In 1972 I bought my first Hobie 14. I wandered into the factory in Brookvale and met owners Malcolm McCartney and Denny Keogh. They […]

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2019 Hobie® MultiWorlds and Europeans

The International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) and the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA) have signed and agreed with the Société des Régates Rochelaises in La Rochelle France to host the 2019 Hobie Mulitworlds and Europeans. Hobie14 and Dragoon World Championship with the Wild Cat and Tiger World Championships after meeting World Sailing Regulation 10.4 (b) […]

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IHCA Rules Committee update the Finline Rudder case

The Rules Committee has recently received a copy of a Hobie Cat Australia letter dated in 1993 indicating the Finline rudders were inspected and approved by Hobie Cat Company. A letter, which was not available to the Rules Committee, when the Finline case was discussed in 2016-2017 leading up to the amendment made to Hobie […]

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President’s October Blog

Seasons change The seasons are changing and in the northern hemisphere sailing season is winding down, our friends in the south will soon be posting photos to make us envious. Locally we just completed our last regatta and there are no Hobie events now until the winter series in Florida. This year I am going […]

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Brasilian Hobie Cat Championship

The 2018 Brasilian Hobie Cat 14 and 16 Championship Regatta, known as “BRASCAT”, is organized by the Brasilian Hobie Class Association, Hobie Cat 16 Fleet 12 from Ilhabela, São Paulo. The location of the regatta will be the Lars Grael Sailing School at 812 Avenida Santos Dumont, Ilhabela, São Paulo 11630-000. Racing will be from […]

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2018 Luneng Hilton Cup Dalian – Jinshitan International Hobie® Sailing Competition

2018 Luneng Hilton Cup Dalian – Jinshitan International Hobie® Sailing Competition 2018 Luneng Hilton Cup Dalian Jinshitan International Hobie Sailing Competition is hosted by Dalian Jinshitan Tourism Group, sponsored by Luneng Hilton Hotel Group and Zhong’enke’ao (Beijing) Sports Technology ,and organized by Sanya Hongbo Aquatics Club. This competition is held on August 25th and 26th […]

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2018 TOTAL Fiji Challenge

Day 1 The day started with a briefing for the first leg from Hilton Resort, Denarau to Mana Island Resort, a distance of 30 Km in a straight line. The best laid plans and expectations for a downwind run to Mana went out the window as did the planned downwind start. With the start-line set, […]

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Focus on the stripes of the tennis ball.

How many times have you had one of those unpleasant things happen on the boat and it’s just messing with your concentration? Some recent events, have prompted me to revisit a book that I read years ago, Tim Galloway’s Inner Game of Tennis. It’s a classic book on sports psychology and Galloway talks about that […]

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