Help Bring the Hobie Memorial to Life in Dana Point

hobie alter

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 page just went up today for the Hobie Memorial. You can support our cause by […]

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2017 European Hobie Class sailing calendar.

2017 EHCA calendar

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

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Ruling on Hobie Cat 18 rudders and buy back in Australia


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. That proposal is now replaced with the revised version below, which is hereby distributed for comments according to the provisions of General Class Rule 24 and the policy […]

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Changes to the IHCA Rules Committee

Knud Jansen in action

2017, a new year and changes within the IHCA Rules Committee. The IHCA long standing Rules Committee Chairman for over 15 years, Erik Olsen (Denmark) has decided it was time to retire. Erik has spent over 15 years as the chairman of the IHCA Rules Committee. Erik has been a tireless worker to ensure the […]

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IHCA Rules Committee publishes a Hobie® Dragoon for comment


The IHCA Rules Committee would like to ask for comments on a proposed rules change. An issue about the length of the Hobie Cat Dragoon spinnaker pole bridle wires has been raised with Rules Committee for clarification. Addressing this matter, we have prepared below proposal. It has been endorsed by World Sailing and is hereby […]

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Mitch Booth chats to Fritz Klocke about the Wild Cat

Mitch and Ruben Booth on Wild Cat

Mitch, first of all congratulations on your Worlds Title 2015 on the Hobie Wild Cat. This was really a great thing winning it with Ruben. Very well done. This to me shows how you are living the Hobie Way of Life truely in a Hobie family. MB Thanks Another great thing was your outstanding performance […]

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Australian Hobie® Championships Series 2 Hobie 16 Open


The 2nd series of the Hobie Australian Championships at Hervey Bay started today. After the final registration and weigh in the call from the race committee ‘off the beach’. The race started in 8-10 knots and built steadily throughout the day. By the time the 4th race was started the breeze was 13-15 knots. Rob Branch […]

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Day 1 Series 1 Being held at Hervey Bay, Queensland. Sailors in Series One for the Hobie®14 Turbo, H16 Youth, H16 Women, H16 Grand Masters, Hobie 18, Tiger and Wild Cat classes began racing this morning after a 10:30am briefing. After the final registration and weigh-in for competitors in the first series of the 2016 multi- […]

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