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David Brookes

North American Hobie® 16 &18 sailors, where will you be 10-14 October 2016? Puerto Penasco Mexico!

2016 HOBIE 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP PUERTO PEÑASCO, MEXICO OCTOBER 10-14, 2016 With an easy 4.5 hour drive from both Phoenix and Tucson, the regatta site is just an hour south of the border. A working port, this small Mexican fishing village boasts warm water, a sheltered harbor, wonderful downtown and a beautiful sandy beach. […]

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2015 Brazilian Hobie® 14 and 16 Championships

The waters of Porto Belo are providing great sailing for the record first day at the 2015 Hobie Cat 14 and Hobie Cat 16 Brasilian National Championship. Teams have arrived from all corners of Brasil to make this the biggest Brasilian Championships in years. Of the more than 68 boats registered as of today, 30 […]

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All action in preparation for Brazil Hobie Championships

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 […]

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Class Growth is in OUR Hands

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).

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Executive Directors October Report

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 […]

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