Sometimes I ask myself why do I do this? Trying managing a one-design class, organizing a world championship, maintaining my real job and being involved with my family is a challenge. Why do I do it? For the love of Hobie sailing! I have never been the one to just stand around and complain; instead I try to fix it.
There are many assumptions about how the Hobie Class Association operates and most of them are not correct. Many years ago, the class was run by paid employees of the Hobie Cat Company. Today, the Hobie Class today is run by volunteers. The volunteers engage and work in cooperation with the manufacturer
The 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships has concluded an what a great event. A huge thank you to the 504 athletes that attended. Also, well as their friends and family which came to support them and enjoy the Hobie hospitality. With two days lost in the sailing. One day due to no wind and one with too much wind. Yes, that is right for all those saying it never blows in Florida were surprised.
For those that want to relive the moment of a Hobie Worlds we have so much information on the Hobie Worlds web site . Also on the IHCA YouTube page has some of the best footage of sailing I have seen. The drone shots give a totally different perspective. I would recommend sailors to view this for training and improving their sailing. See how the best sailors, start and handle their boats.