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David Brookes

Clarification of the Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system

Date:            Middelfart, DENMARK, September 19, 2019 To:                Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From:           IHCA Rules Committee Subject:     NOTICE – Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system  On given requests the Rules Committee hereby repeats/clarifies the rules related to the use of […]

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2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships

Day 1 With the Hobie 16 and 20 sailors all attending the North American Championships at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia – Canada it seems somebody forgot to order the wind. With no wind there was no racing for the day. Though the chief judge gave an informative rules lecture which was appreciated by all […]

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IHCA Presidents November blog 2019

Sometimes I ask myself why do I do this? Trying managing a one-design class, organizing a world championship, maintaining my real job and being involved with my family is a challenge. Why do I do it? For the love of Hobie sailing! I have never been the one to just stand around and complain; instead […]

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Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2019

A flat, glassy calm sea with virtually no wind greeted the Hobie crews as they rigged their boats in sizzling 30 degree heat at the Gunsite beach on Saturday morning, ready for the first of six Championship races over two days, three scheduled for each day. A light south easterly breeze soon developed, allowing Race […]

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Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal

Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, August 15, 2019 To: Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From: IHCA Rules Committee Subject: Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal Dear all, Based on feedback and after consultations with representatives of the Hobie Cat Wave sailors the Rules Committee has decided to propose Hobie Cat Wave […]

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In remembrance of Sandra Tartaglino

With lots of sadness and tears at my house, I wanted to report on the passing of member of the Hobie family, Sandra Tartaglino. I received a phone call within hours of the incident yesterday but felt it was best to wait and be sure the family was notified and we had more details before […]

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Lauritz Bockelmann / Kim Liedke and Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the final race of the best Hobie 16 sailors off Westerland

Lauritz Bockelmann and Kim Liedke, who have just come to Sylt from France as newly crowned Vice European Champion, and their partner Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the prestigious Final Race winner title in 2019 on the Super Sail Tour. The team already traveled as a leading team in the ranking to Westerland, but […]

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