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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The new Racing Rules of Sailing will come in to effect on the 1st of January 2017. There are some changes and here is a quick guide to the updates from the current RRS. All the Rules can be found at the World Sailing web site
It’s been a hot summer but now fall is here and the sailing season is coming to a close in the Northern Hemisphere. Soon we will have ice and cold temperatures where I live. Twice a year there is a gap between sailing season and ski season for me and at my house, it’s called […]
After the comment period the IHCA Rules Committee have reviewed the comments and had the updated Class Rules approved by the IHCA Council and World Sailing. The following rues have been approved