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David Brookes

2019 Hobie Asian Championships

33 boats from 8 countries attended the 2019 Hobie 16 Asian Champions in Weihai,China.  All boats were supplied and chartered. 15 of the boats were new boats. Weihai had previously hosted a Hobie 16 World Championships. With a new sailing club and new organisation the event was totally reformed. With anew 4 star host hotel […]

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Hobie Wave Rule 6.10 – interpretation statement

The Rules Committee has received questions on the interpretation of Hobie Wave Rule 6.10: A line or shock cord line may through a single block be attached to the bridle and run to a cleat of any design on the front crossbar to adjust mast rake. The mechanical purchase shall not exceed 2:1. There can […]

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Hobie® 16 Youth World Championships entry fee reduction

To incentivise more participants in the Hobie 16 Youth World event the entry fee to 22nd Hobie 16 Youth World Championships at Captiva Island Florida has been reduced from USD$590 to USD$400. Due to the generous support from Hobie Cat Company, for a limited time, the youth entry fee has been reduced until the 31st […]

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The Super Sail Tour is entering its 22nd season this year!

The Super Sail Tour of the PROSAIL Sail Events Germany has stood for more than 20 years of the most attractive, international sailing with top sailors, cool party atmosphere and lots of fun for everyone involved shore and offshore. Grömitz, the Baltic Sea spa of the sunny side, is the season opener in the Hobie […]

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4th Mexican Hobie 16 National Championships

On the 24, 25 and 26 of May, the Mexican Hobie Cat Fleet celebrated their 4th National Championship in the Club Nautico San Gaspar del Lago, located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. In this occasion, the most important guest of all, the wind, made his weak appearance, constantly changing, making predictions and readings hard for […]

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IHCA President May 2019 blog

Sailing season in North America is well underway now and the cold weather is behind us for another year. We have been to two regattas so far and our calendars are full with upcoming events. Recently we just returned from our annual trip to Syracuse, NY. It’s always a big regatta but the weather can […]

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Italian Hobie Championships

The Italian National Hobie Championship hosted in Pescara (Italy) from the 2nd to the 4th of May had all the right ingredients: wind, sun, races and athletes, thank to the perfect organization and hospitality of Circolo Velico Svagamente. Eight wonderful races have been completed between 10 and 15 knots, mainly from east and south-east, having […]

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