Proposed Rule Changes

Dear all, The Rules Committee has the last couple of months worked on several issues and proposals. This work has materialized in a rule change package consisting of six proposals. These proposals are hereby distributed for comments according to the provisions of General Class Rule 24 and the policy of IHCA. Changes to the current […]

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2019 Hobie® MultiWorlds Hobie 14 and Dragoon, Hobie 16 Europeans Wild Cat Championship and Tiger International Cup in La Rochelle (France): REGISTRATIONS ARE OPENED

Don’t wait more…. Visit the website, and register for the MultiWorlds Hobie and Dragoon,Europeans Hobie 16, the Wild Cat Championship and the Tiger International Cup! The Société des Régates Rochelaises (SRR) ( is working hard to offer you a great event in one of the most authentic and beautiful place in the southwest of […]

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Class rules interpretation to Hobie Cat 18: Q & A

28 NOV 2018 Class rules interpretation to Hobie Cat 18: Q & A 2017-2020 IHCA Class Rules Q: Is it allowed to glue the beams? A: YES. Under the provisions of Gen. Class Rule 16.7 and provided it is not used to canter the hulls beyond the original angle, gluing of the beams to the […]

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Vale Kim Thomas (KT)

To all Hobie Sailors and friends. Kim Thomas IHCA Life Member, Australian Hobie Class Life Member and New South Wales Hobie Class Life Member passed away today at noon in Thailand. In 1972 I bought my first Hobie 14. I wandered into the factory in Brookvale and met owners Malcolm McCartney and Denny Keogh. They […]

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2019 Hobie® MultiWorlds and Europeans

The International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) and the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA) have signed and agreed with the Société des Régates Rochelaises in La Rochelle France to host the 2019 Hobie Mulitworlds and Europeans. Hobie14 and Dragoon World Championship with the Wild Cat and Tiger World Championships after meeting World Sailing Regulation 10.4 (b) […]

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IHCA Rules Committee update the Finline Rudder case

The Rules Committee has recently received a copy of a Hobie Cat Australia letter dated in 1993 indicating the Finline rudders were inspected and approved by Hobie Cat Company. A letter, which was not available to the Rules Committee, when the Finline case was discussed in 2016-2017 leading up to the amendment made to Hobie […]

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