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David Brookes

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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Jinzhou, the 2nd leg of the Hobie® China Regatta.

The sailors departed Dalian on a five hour bus trip through the north part of China to start the second part of the series. When arriving in Jinzhou the boats had arrived well before the sailors. They all left Dalian on the trucks with the modified Hobie trailer. To everyone’s delight the boats were on […]

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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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Hobie Cat 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Hobie Cat Company is proud to announce the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Hobie Cat, scheduled for October 27th, 2018 at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point California. Originating from a few simple drawings and an innovative eye, Hobie Alter and his band of likeminded friends developed the Hobie Cat 14 in 1968. The Hobie […]

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Hobie Asian Championship

We are pleased to announce the Hobie Asian Championship will take place in Hong Kong from September 27 to Oct 1, 2018, at Tai Tam Bay , the southern side of Hong Kong Island, Asia World’s City. Whether you are planning to join the competition in this 3 days racing event or a family getaway, […]

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