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2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing released

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The RRS 2017-2020. The RRS for 2021-24, which take effect on 1 January 2021. We shall publish the changes to the RRS when they become available.

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Talking Hobies Episode 2; continuing fibreglass repairs

Talking Hobies. A new webinar series by the International Hobie Class Association on all things related to Hobie Cat sailing. Episode 2 will continue the topic of fiberglass repair featured in episode 1. Mark Modderman is a fiberglass repair professional and will demonstrate gel coat application and finishing repairs.

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Talking Hobies Episode 1; Boat repairs

Talking Hobies Episode 1; Boat repairs A new webinar series by the International Hobie Class Association on all things related to Hobie Cat sailing. Our first webinar speaker will be Mark Modderman. Mark is a professional at fiberglass repair. We will demonstrate some examples of repairs, and respond to questions. The webinar is free but […]

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Wayne Schafer, the passing of a Hobie Legend

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one the original Hobie sailors, Wayne Schafer. It was in 1968 that he got into a Hobie 14 and then a Hobie 16 in 1971.Friends with Hobie for over 40 years, Wayne and Hobie tested the first ever Hobie Cat on the beach in front […]

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IHCA President May 2020

When will postponement come down? Currently COVID-19 has put sailboat regattas on hold around the world but many parts of the world are starting to reopen in phases. Financial uncertainty for individuals, sponsors and event hosts is a fact of life right now and many sailing events are being cancelled right now due to financial […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Event Organizers for the Protection of the Health of Athletes (updated 29th May)

World Sailing’s Medical Commission are in close communication with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission Games Group and public health experts. They continue to monitor the development of this outbreak, advised countermeasures and make qualified decisions The Medical Commission have produced an extensive document titled, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Event […]

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