Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships – Saturday 10Th & Sunday 11Th June 2023, St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey.

Chapionship Racing Rciyc

A full programme of Hobie Cat racing awaits crews in the 32nd Channel Islands Championships – sponsored by estate agent Savills for a fifth year. Hosted and organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC), around 25 to 30 boats are expected at St Aubin’s Bay over the weekend of 10 and 11 June. […]

French Hobie Championships 2023

Hc Cup 2023 (585)

Club Nautique de Châtelaillon-Plage welcomed 30 Hobie 16 teams, 4 Hobie 14 and one each Hobie 18, Hobie 17 and Dragoon for the French Championships for three days of intense racing. With sunny days, warm weather and great winds it was a great Hobie regatta shared by the Hobie sailors. In the evening the sailors […]

Hobie Cat Regatta Pescara; Italy

Hobie Regatta Pescara Italy 1

Multiclass Hobie Cat Regatta Pescara; Italy: winners and results of the three days of racing. 29 April – 1 May 2023 PESCARA – Bittersweet balance for the three days of regattas for the Hobie sailors engaged in the National Multiclass Stage which took place in Pescara under the organization of Mauro Di Feliciantonio and his […]

Mario Dubeux from Brazil explains his tuning tips on a Hobie 16

Mario Dubeux

Mario Dubeux expands his Hobie 16 tuning tips with the measurements used to get his Hobie 16 fast. As the video is in Brazilian Portuguese to translate click on the “Settings” icon, select “Subtitles/CC,” and then click “Auto Translate.” A list of languages you can translate into will be displayed.

Follonica Nautical Club attracts Hobie sailors from Italy, France, Germany and Austria

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During the long Easter weekend, the Follonica Nautical Club hosted the Hobie Cat National Regatta, Hobie Dragoon, which coloured the gulf. More than 300 people were involved, including athletes, coaches, and support staff, in addition to a multitude of spectators, both locals and tourists, who attended the event populating the beaches. The 65 crews from […]

Weihai Hobie Open Regatta 2023

Hobie 16 Weihai

Weihai Hobie Open Regatta 2023 Will be conducted on the 9th to 11th of June 2023 at Weihai International Bathing Beach. Charter boats are available from the organizers. The top 8 winners will be awarded 80,000CNY in total. Prizes will be given as follows: RANK AWARD RANK AWARD Winner 20,000 CNY 5th Place 8,000 CNY […]

Hobie Mid-Winters East 2023

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The spring sailing season begins! The first regatta of the season was Midwinters East held at Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Ocean Springs, MS. This has been the first event of the season for me for the last few years and despite being a 1000-mile drive it’s a great start to the season. A great […]

2023 Hobie 16 North American Championships

Hobie 16 North Americans 2023

The 2023 Hobie 16 North American Championships has registration and crew weigh-in starting from midday on the 21st of August with racing to start on the 22nd of August. Racing will continue until the 25th of August. This is primarily addressed to the H16 sailors, but I know that many of us cross fleets and […]

Hobie sailors in Western Australia bring back the Hobie 14 Championships after a 30-year hiatus

Nedlands Yacht Club Hobies

This weekend will be the first Hobie 14 WA State Championships since 1993. Still hugely popular around the world, the Hobie 14 just took a bit of a break in Australia, but this season the class is making its big comeback. A healthy fleet of 55 boats raced at the recent Australian Championship with host […]

Starting Line Sailing new Hobie manufacturer site visit

Sls Factory20

Believe Returning from a ski trip to New England, Carol and I took the opportunity to visit Starting Line Sailing’s manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, USA. Starting Line Sailing (SLS) is the parent company of West Coast Sailing, Zim Sailing, Dwyer Mast and Rigging and now Hobie Sailboats. Starting Line Sailing entered into a long-term […]

The Hobie 16 Western Australian Championship

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The Hobie 16 Western Australian Championship was completed recently at The Cruising Yacht Club of Western Australia. With 4 teams that finished in the top 10 at the recent Hobie 16 Worlds including the current Hobie 16 World Champions Cam Owen and Susan Ghent. With Paddy Butler who crewed for his dad Mick at the […]

The Alley Cats: Australian Women in Hobie Sailing, International Women’s Day

Hobie 16 Women Sailors

To celebrate International Women’s Day what better way than to reproduce this article from some Australian Women Hobie sailors? The article was written by two teenage sisters (Haylie and Carmen Andrews) who went on to the podium at the 2022 Hobie 16 Women’s World Championships. On this day we honour all women on International Women’s […]

Colourful and fast in the Hobie 16 fleet as WA turns on some great conditions.

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What a weekend it was in Perth for the 2023 Hobie 16 WA State Championships. This was the 46th Western Australian Hobie 16 Championships and is still going strong. The racing was close, fast, and exciting and the Hobie 16’s certainly put on a great show with the course taking the full length of the […]

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