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Trapeze Hook

Rule 50.1 (c) of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), which govern our rules in racing, are as of 1 January 2023 requiring all trapeze harnesses to be of the quick release (QR) variety complying with ISO 10862. This is unless the class rules permit a trapeze harness that is not QR trapeze harnesses variety.It […]

Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup

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Twenty Hobie 16 crews for the 14th Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup, organized by Svagamente and Flotta 808 of Pescara. After 13 races there was a tie in the first two teams with the same number of first, second and third places: Cozzolino M. wins, for the best result in the last race (with Ciattoni M., […]

Hobie 16 Luoyang Sailing Regatta 2021

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Luoyang, known as “Peony City”, has a history of more than 5000 years. She was one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization and the oriental starting point of the Silk Road. In the long history of China, thirteen dynasties have established their capitals here. October 22-24, 16 Hobie 16 boats raced in Luo River in […]

The 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships announced, and who isn’t excited?

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After some delays, we are all very pleased to announce the dates for the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships. The location has not been a secret and I know we are all excited to go to Camping, Bungalow Resort & Spa La Ballena Alegre, Spain. The last time we held a Hobie 16 World Championships […]

Hobie Open Regatta Weihai

Hobie Open Regatta Weihai

As the legacy of the 2010 Hobie 16 Worlds, Weihai has become the dream city of all Chinese Hobie sailors. The Hobie Open Regatta in Weihai shows Hobie sailing is very strong and growing in the region. September 25-27, 30 teams raced at the same venue of the Worlds and Asian Championships. After 3 days […]

Hobie Fleet 808 Pescara “Cozzolino Trophy”

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Sixteen Hobie 16 entered (and real on the starting line!) on a beautiful sunny and windy day (over 15 knots of wind south-east) for the Cozzolino Trophy conducted by Hobie Fleet 808. A heartfelt thanks to the Cozzolino family who regularly do their best every year on this day of celebration in memory of Paolo […]

Final Report for Hobie MultiEuropeans

After one year and half of postponement and almost two years from the latest International event, Hobie Cat sailors finally could take part in the Multi-Europeans Championship held in Costa Brava (Spain) at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. The event included 10 days of regattas with many different wind conditions that permitted the sailors to […]

Hobie Fleet 808 Hobie Le Mans race 2021

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From an entirely original idea of ​​the commodore of Pescara’s fleet, a sailing competition designed to entertain all the Hobie sailors of the 808. After the large participation with 15 Hobie 16 crews in the eighteenth version of Velandiamo, “the famous Barcolana (created in Trieste) Pescara version”, out of a total of 98 registered participants […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open Final Day

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Hobie MultiEuropeans, Hobie 16 Open Final Day Five races on the final day of the Hobie 16 Open European championships were held at Camping La Ballena Alegre. This would give the championships 12 races overall and allow the competitors to discard their two worst races. With the wind arriving it also gave the sailors excellent […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open Day 3

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Hobie MultiEuropeans, Hobie 16 Open Day 3 The Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open Day 3, unfortunately, the wind was very light and unstable in the morning. When a suitable sailing breeze arrived, so did the waves. This made a large shore break that made it dangerous to leave the beach. The organisers for safety reasons […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open Day 2

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Hobie MultiEuropeans, Hobie 16 Open Day 2 The Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open Day 2 had action and excitement on the racecourse. The wind was up to 20 knots on the racecourse which had the Hobie 16 sailors blasting around at full speed. With four races in these conditions, there were many tired sailors at […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open series starts

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Hobie MultiEuropeans, Hobie 16 Open Series starts The Hobie MultiEuropeans Hobie 16 Open series started at 9 AM at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. The first order of the day was to collect the new customised Hobie 16 sails supplied by Hobie Cat Europe. The sails and battens are all new and the colour of […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 2, Hobie 16 Qualifying Day 2

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Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 2, the final day for the Hobie 16 Qualifying at the Camping La Ballena Alegre The second and final day of the Hobie 16 Qualifying has been held in a breeze gusting up to 20 knots. This kept some of the sailors on the limit, with a couple deciding to capsize. There […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 2, Hobie 16 Qualifying Day 1

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Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 2, Day 1 for the Hobie 16 Qualifying at the Camping La Ballena Alegre The Hobie 16 Qualifying series started today with two races being sailed. With some great sailing out on the water with sailors double trapezing at times. As many of the sailors had qualified in their home country a […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1 Day 4 2021

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Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1, Day 4 and final day of racing for the 1st series at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1, Day 4 at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. What a wonderful way to conclude the first series of the Hobie MultiEuropeans. We had two races for all the classes to […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1 Day 3 2021

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Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1, Day 3 at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. Another amazing day in Spain at Camping La Ballena Alegre, which saw also the start of the Hobie 16Masters series. A total of four races for all the classes with a nice and tricky sea breeze from 8 to 14 knots. Arnaud Thieme […]

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