2020 Hobie 16 & 20 North American Championships [postponed to 2021]

It is with great sadness that the Association of North America announces the postponement of the Hobie 16 / Hobie 20 North American Championships to September of 2021. The class and the organizers agree that we could not put on our signature event with minimal social events. Much of Michigan City remains closed. So much […]

Summer season of cat racing begins on the Swan River in Perth

Multihull sailing in Perth will kick in to gear this weekend with the annual Cat Classic Regatta. Hosted by the Hobie Class Association of WA and Nedlands Yacht Club, the event brings the catamaran community together to open the summer season. Raced on yardstick, catamarans from all classes are welcome to attend, there will be […]

Steve Fields Managing Director of Hobie Asia Pacific takes on a new role at Hobie Cat

Recently, the following press release was issued by Hobie Cat regarding the exciting new position Steve Fields Managing Director of Hobie Asia Pacific will take. Steve will still remain on the IHCA Rules Committee with his expert knowledge of Hobie racing boats. To give a short run down on Steve’s achievements in Hobie sailing. Hobie […]

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 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships

Day 1 With the Hobie 16 and 20 sailors all attending the North American Championships at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia – Canada it seems somebody forgot to order the wind. With no wind there was no racing for the day. Though the chief judge gave an informative rules lecture which was appreciated by all […]

Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2019

A flat, glassy calm sea with virtually no wind greeted the Hobie crews as they rigged their boats in sizzling 30 degree heat at the Gunsite beach on Saturday morning, ready for the first of six Championship races over two days, three scheduled for each day. A light south easterly breeze soon developed, allowing Race […]

Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal

Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, August 15, 2019 To: Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From: IHCA Rules Committee Subject: Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal Dear all, Based on feedback and after consultations with representatives of the Hobie Cat Wave sailors the Rules Committee has decided to propose Hobie Cat Wave […]

Denmark wins Hobie World Cat in Westerland on Sylt ahead of Germany and Australia

Daniel and Nicolaj Björnholt Christensen win the Hobie World Cat 2019 in Westerland on Sylt ahead of German Jens Goritz and the Hobie World Cat winners 2017 from Australia Cam Owen and Susan Ghent. After nine years, Sylt has become World Cat the megapot of the Hobie catamarans. The unique surf in the western winds, […]

Lauritz Bockelmann / Kim Liedke and Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the final race of the best Hobie 16 sailors off Westerland

Lauritz Bockelmann and Kim Liedke, who have just come to Sylt from France as newly crowned Vice European Champion, and their partner Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the prestigious Final Race winner title in 2019 on the Super Sail Tour. The team already traveled as a leading team in the ranking to Westerland, but […]

Sylt Sailing Week 2019 – Hobie World Cat. The best of the best coming to Sylt / Germany

The Sylt Sailing Week will start next weekend and Westerland will be the meeting point of Germany’s most spectacular sailing tour. On Friday, August 2, 2019, the sailing event of the extra class, which has advanced to the second largest sports event on the island, will begin. Sylt has been hosting Hobie 16 events since […]

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 […]

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