IHCA Rule Book, standard Notice of Race and Sailing instructions updated

The IHCA Rules Committee have been very busy. The Class Rules, IHCA standard Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions have been updated to conform to the new Racing Rules of Sailing. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 […]

IHCA Class Rules Updated for 2021

The International Hobie Class Rules have been updated to align themselves with the updated 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The Class Rules requirements remained unchanged. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 RRS. 1st January 2021 RRS 50.1 […]

HOBIE MULTIEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

The HOBIE MULTIEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 will be held from 29 June to 9 July 2021 in Sant Pere Pescador (Catalonia – Spain), organized by the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre in conjunction with the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, in association with the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA), and Spanish Hobie Cat Association. The classes […]

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 […]

2019 Europeans Series 2 Hobie 16 Championships

A warm day greeted the sailors in La Rochelle for the two day of qualifications for the Hobie 16 Europeans. This is for the crews that didn’t manage to qualify in their own country. 52 sailors made it to the startline and sailed in light winds. Camilla Cordero Di Montezemolo/ Simona Cordero Di Monteze ITA […]

XVI Pacific Games and Hobie 16 Oceania Championships

10 Hobie 16 teams from 7 countries competed at the XVI Pacific Games and Hobie 16 Oceania Championships, in Mulifunua, Samoa. Each country in Oceania was limited to a maximum of two entries and had to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee. The racing was conducted over a week with winds varying from 7 […]

What a Hobie world’s means to a few of our sailors

Mario Roberto Arantes Dubeux; Brazil Since 1997 (HC14) I have attended all the Hobie cat’s world championship. It is the biggest hobie family reunion worldwide. My father (Mario José Dubeux Júnior in memoriam), was the Hobie Cat class’ pioneer in Brazil. It is a great pleasure for the Dubeux’s family to have two of the […]

IHCA Rules Committee has proposed 3 rules for comment

Dear all, With outset in sailor feed back and questions the Rules Committee has prepared a rule change package for comments. The package consists of the below three proposals. PROPOSAL 1 General Rule 9.1 Amend to read: “Hulls may be rubbed, waxed, sanded, or buffed or painted in the normal process of maintenance.” REASON Allow […]

51st North American Hobie 14 Championships

The 51st Hobie Cat 14 North American Championship is hosted by Clearwater Community Sailing and Clearwater Yacht Club – March 26-28, 2019.This venue offers two options for sailing. The course can be set in the Gulf of Mexico or in the inland waterway which is a narrow bay. Twenty-five sailors from North America attended, with […]

Amendment to the Notice of Race 1 for the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships.

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 1 Delete IHCA General Class Rule 13.3 (a) The IHCA Rules Committee have agreed to delete HCA General Rules 13.3 a) for the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships ONLY. The boats shall be raced with all aluminium mast. After the event, HCC is looking to ship some boats to […]

Class rules interpretation to Hobie Cat 18: Q & A

28 NOV 2018 Class rules interpretation to Hobie Cat 18: Q & A 2017-2020 IHCA Class Rules Q: Is it allowed to glue the beams? A: YES. Under the provisions of Gen. Class Rule 16.7 and provided it is not used to canter the hulls beyond the original angle, gluing of the beams to the […]

2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships

Harrison Hot Springs, BC – Canada September 16-20, 2019 This is an amazing place to race and such a nice little town. “If you only do one event in 2019 make this the event“. This event is hosted by the Division 4 and more information could be found on Facebook Download the NoR Check the […]

2018 Hobie 16 North American Championships

2018 Hobie 16 North American Championships, Navarre Beach, Florida Day 1 After a morning delay waiting for winds the first day of racing got underway in 5-7 knots of wind. Two races were completed for the day before the wind gave up. 67 teams from throughout North America are competing. Due to geographic limitations of […]

Women and Youth Hobie 16 North American Championships

The 2018 North American Hobie 16 Women and Youth championships at Huntington Lake California started in perfect sailing conditions. Four races in 10-15 knots of breeze had the Hobies flying around the lake. With 11 women teams and 12 in the youth fleets it is a highly competitive fleet. Huntington Lake produced perfect sailing conditions […]

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