With less than a week to go before the first warm-up regatta, competitors in the 2015 Hobie Cat 14 and Hobie Cat 16 Brasilian National Championship regatta have started to arrive in Porto Belo, Santa Catarina. The first sailor to arrive was Mario Dubeux, with his crew Nirvana. Mario also brought Graziela, who will start […]
Most of the cat sailing in Holland takes place on the North Sea coast; the Dutch Dragoon Cup is hosted by the Cat Club Zeeland (CCZ) on Veerse Meer (Lake Veere). The water is shallow and relatively protected which is perfect to train the young Hobie sailors.
The Hobie Class is still strong internationally and I see some encouraging signs of growth. In the last two years, the Hobie class held two enormously successful world championships for our international classes Hobie 16 (2014) and Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger, Wildcat partnered with the Hobie 16 Europeans (2015).
Damrongsak and Kitsada Vongtim from Thailand won the Vistra Hobie Asian Championship 2015 in a convincing fashion. In some excellent sailing they managed to win all but 1 of their races. The Vongtim brothers have won the Hobie Asian Championships many times over the years.
Over the past few months the Hobie Class has seen new record fleets. The North American Hobie 16 Championships the largest in 15 years. The Brazilian Hobie Championships also the largest in 15 years. A recent provincial Hobie 14 championship had over 30 Hobie 14 racing. So what makes the Hobie Class so popular? For […]
With the Hobie 14 & 16 Brazilian Championships 31 October to 7 November at Porto Belo, Santa Catarina. Already over 60 boats have been entered and the officials are predicting over 70 boats to register and compete.
The Italian Hobie Class has chosen some of the best locations in Italy for their Hobie championships. They have 4 major events spread across Italy. At Easter we have a National multiclass regatta and the Wildcat National Championship at Torvaianica (beach of Rome) in a wonderful sailing club. In late April a National multiclass regatta […]
So get ready and book your holidays and accommodation for 10-14 October 2016. This is one you don’t wish to miss.
The 2016 Cherry Mobile Hobie Challenge Notice Of Race and Entry Forms are now available. Sail in some of the most beautiful locations while racing your Hobie 16.
Day 1 73 Hobie 16 teams started competition today at Pensacola Yacht Club in gusty north winds that varied from 8 to 25 knots. The wind came from off shore making the wind a bit gusty and shfting. Four races were completed with most of the races sailed with winds in the upper teens. A […]