The fleet of 16 Hobie 17 catamarans completed their fourth and final set of races on Sunday at the 2017 U.S. Multihull Championship, hosted by Ocean Springs Yacht Club on Biloxi Bay. Phil Collins (Piedmont, Okla.) bolstered his Hobie 17 racing resume with another win in the class.
After the comment period and vote by the IHCA Council the following rule changes have been approved.
The Hobie Tiger South African Championships 2017 concluded after 4 days of intense sailing on the beautiful waters of Langebaan Lagoon. Know by many Hobie sailors around the world for past world events such as the Hobie 16 Worlds in 1991 and the Tiger Worlds in 2008.
2017 Fiji Hobie Challenge & Oceania will start and finish at Mana Island. Mana Island is 32km West of Nadi and is situated on a 300 acre lush tropical paradise, amongst white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Mana and Island X are top notch, Island X is 5 star.
The organisers have now moved the 2017 North American Hobie Mini Mega to Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club in New Jersey. The home of Hobie Fleet 250. The dates remain the same August 2 – 12, 2017, 2017 Hobie ®Mini-Mega North American Championships to consist of Hobie Waves, Hobie 14, Hobie 16 Youth, Hobie Women, […]
The Hobie Association of North American have announced the Hobie 16 North American Championship 2018 will be sailed at Navarre Beach, Florida. Held the week of Sept 10-14, 2018 directly following Juana’s Good Time Regatta at the same location. This event will coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Carleton Tucker and will be […]
This world-class bronze statue commemorating a life-sized Hobie Alter sailing his Hobie 14 catamaran in the waves of Dana Point. The base will commemorate all of Hobie’s historical contributions to the world’s surfing and sailing culture and industries. A gofundme.com page just went up today for the Hobie Memorial.
At the European Hobie Class Association AGM, retiring International Hobie Class Association Rules Chairman Erik Olsen was presented an award for his years of service to the Hobie class. Erik has been the chairman of the IHCA Rules Committee for over 15 years. Last year the IHCA Council awarded Erik Life Membership of the IHCA.
The European Hobie Class Association has produced a calendar of Hobie events in Europe. The events are all around Europe with the main event being the Hobie 2017 Multiworlds and European Championships in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. This link to the PDF file has active links
As the outcome of the comment period revealed possible loop-holes, the IHCA Rules Committee has decided to withdraw the rule proposal dated and posted January 10, 2017.