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

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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 […]

Hot line up from around the country for the Hobie 16 Western Australian Championship.

Colourful And Spectacular Racing Image Kathy Miles

Situated just a short drive south of Perth, the waters of Cockburn Sound will be a flurry of colour this weekend when The Cruising Yacht Club hosts the 2023 Hobie 16 WA State Championships. Racing will be held in the bay within view from the Rockingham beachfront and with strong southerly winds forecast the Hobie […]

Ready to start registration at the Hobie Multiworlds & Europeans 2023!!

Hobie news

Notice of Race, registration form, and all the important information is available on the official website at these links: Notice of Race Online Entry Please remember the program foreseen for the event: July 11 Welcome on board July 12-15 Dragoon & Hobie Cat 16 Youth July 14-15 Hobie Cat Master & SPI Cup July 16-17 […]

Does IHCA need a full time employed Executive Director?

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Does IHCA need a full time employed Executive Director? A rather relevant question since it is no secret the main portion of the IHCA budget actually goes to the employment of an Executive Director. To put things a bit in perspective we can tell our Executive Director, David Brookes, typically works 40-50 hours a week […]

Starting Line Sailing full steam ahead with the production of Hobie boats and parts.

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Dear Hobie Sailors- Since you last heard from Starting Line Sailing, the new Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. We have made significant progress made across the entire Hobie Sailboats supply chain. A small overview of where we are heading and what we have achieved since we have become the Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. Last week, we […]

Charter boats for the Hobie MultiWorlds and Europeans available from Starting Line Europe

News 02 Credits Caterina Degli Uberti

Charter boats will be available thanks to Starting Sailing Europe at the following conditions: 4 x Hobie Dragoon Dragoon Xtrem charter fee + transport = 1 410 € Dragoon Xtrem charter fee (pick-up Toulon) = 1 010 € 4 x Hobie Cat 14 HC 14 charter fee + transport = 1 425 € HC 14 […]

Get ready for the British Hobie 16 Championships August 2023

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British Hobie 16 Championships 2023 will be raced at Poole Harbour from 26-28 August 2023. Poole Harbour is a large natural harbour in Dorset, southern England. It is al the venue of the 2019 British Hobie 16 National Championships. Photos from the successful 2019 British Hobie 16 Championships.

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