Hobie 16 Worlds registration information

Hobie 16 Worlds 2022

For the Hobie sailors attending the Hobie 16 Worlds we have some important news and updates. The most important news is the boats are built and, on the beach, waiting for you. The following news and information will help you sail through the registration process smoothly. After you enter the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre approximately […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2022

Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2022 4

Saturday 20Th & Sunday 21St August – St. Aubins Bay. Racing conditions on the first day of the Championships were almost perfect for the 30 Hobie Cats and 60 crew participating as they rigged their boats at the Gunsite beach in preparation for the 3 races scheduled for Saturday and 3 the following day. This […]

Hobie 14 Wassenaar Cup 2022 The Netherlands

Gerard Loos

On 20-21 August, 20 Hobie 14s competed for the “Hobie 14 Wassenaar Cup” at the KZVW in the Netherlands. The wind conditions were perfect and varied between 8-15 knots. The results overall: Gerard Loos (NED) Thorin Zeilmaker (NED) Onno Schuitema (NED) Women’s team: Edith Henk (GER) Anna Smit (NED) Birgit von Hauseu (GER) We hope […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships – 20th & 21st August 2022.

Hobie 16 Start

St Aubin’s Bay is expected to be awash with colour when the 31st Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships return on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Hosted and organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC), around 30 boats from Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK are expected to take to the water for a […]

Hobie 17 & Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17

The 2022 Hobie 17/18 North American Championship is hosted by Perry Yacht Club. Perry Yacht Club is a private, gated club on the North end of Perry Lake. It features a private beach for launching, Hot showers, and restrooms, and a fantastic view of the racing area. Primitive Camping and limited RV parking is available, […]

New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Australian Hobie Nationals

Hobies On The Beach

Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event […]

Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup

Hobie Adriatic Cup 14

On Sunday 31 July, the sixth race day of the Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup (AHCC) 2022 was held, now in its fifteenth year, organized by the Svagamente asd club. With a sunny summer day with a north wind of average intensity of around 6 knots. Thirteen Hobie 16 crews, along with 4 Hobie Dragoons in […]

The IHCA Council approved the following class rules for the Hobie 20 & 17

Ihca Sail Label Ver. 2

Appendix F – Hobie Cat 17 sail Sails manufactured under the provisions of Gen. Class Rule 6 IHCA licensed sailmaker(s): Elliott Loft, LCC. Whirlwind Sails.   Sails manufactured by a licensed sailmaker must comply with the specifications and measurements in this appendix.   All main sails manufactured by non-HOBIE CAT CO. sailmakers shall bear the […]

A successful RCIYC Hobie Fleet Open Day

Obie Od 2022 6sec 050

‘A successful RCIYC Hobie Fleet ‘Open Day’ was held on Sunday afternoon where over 50 people came along and enjoyed a Hobie sailing experience to remember in excellent conditions when the wind came up to a north-westerly force 3 to 4 in the latter part of a warm, sunny afternoon. Twelve of the Fleets top […]

IHCA Presidents July 2022

Ihca Palm Trees

We are about ½ way through the sailing season now in North America. Today is one of those days, where it’s so hot you don’t want to leave the house. I am also quarantining following yet another COVID exposure. Considering the temperatures outside, I suppose it’s not a bad time to have to quarantine. Fortunately, […]

Cozzolino Trophy

Hobie Cozzolino Trophy 25

Fourteen Hobie 16 started on a beautiful sunny summer day, with north wind Tramontana and with variable intensity between 8-10 knots for the Cozzolino Trophy. The Hobie sailors of the Pescara 808 fleet coloured the Pescara Beach on a typical summer day full of swimmers, magically attracted by the explosion of the colours of the […]

Ron Palmer, Life Member of the IHCA and former Executive Director passes away

Ron Palmer

Paul Ronald Palmer, age 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his two daughters and one of his closest friends by his side. He has now joined his wife and lifelong love, Shirley. Ron was born August 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He lived with his parents and older brother […]

Hobie 20 comment and vote on proposed rule change

Hobie 20

Dear class members, The first proposal as announced on 30-05-2022 was not well received by the majority of voting members. With outset in the result and comments, the Rules Committee along with HCANA representatives, IHCA Executive Director, and IHCA President have now prepared a modified proposal. The main changes are: 1. It is clarified that […]

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