Starting on Tuesday, August 7th, the world’s best Hobie 16 sailors will start in Sylt Sailing Week in the Hobie World Cat 2018. In total, 10 invited teams from Australia, Brazil, Italy, Denmark, France, Germany, South Africa, Hong Kong, Holland and the Netherlands will be taking part USA at the start. This year, the strongest […]
July 4th 1968 Hobie Alter, R. Paul Allen, Sandy Banks and a group of surfers all meet at Wayne Schafer’s home. A rail line ran behind Wayne’s house with a large sign that read “POCHE.” Therefore, Wayne’s place became known as “Poche Beach.” Little did they know they were making history on this day. Six […]
The Hobie way of life can be so beautiful! All participants of the season opener of the Super Sail Tour Series came to the wonderful city of Grömitz in Northern Germany near Lübeck. A sailor needs only wind, not too less, but not too much. Then, when the sun is shining without clouds in the […]
Well done to Blaine and Roxanne Dodds who claimed another South African Hobie 16 Championships. It was tough racing for the father and daughter combination who were pushed to the limit. Paul Lagesse and Tyran Keford held the lead until the last day of racing. Former Hobie 16 World Champion Shaun Ferry and Lauren Pearce […]
Even though entries were down from last year to 11 this year it was a gem of a regatta. Well done to Simon Russell for having the idea in the first place.
The 2018 Hobie 18//20 North American Championships has been announced. The location is Huntington Lake, California. Registration will be from 6th and 7th August with racing starting on the 8th August continuing to the 10th August. There are a limited number of charter boats available. Accommodation Camping, cabins, hotels, and condos are available for this […]
After the comment period and vote by the IHCA Council the following rule changes have been approved.
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.
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.