50th Anniversary Hobie Cat 16 European Championship

Logo of 50th Anniversary Hobie Cat 16 Championship

Attention all Hobie enthusiasts! In just two months, you have the unique opportunity to witness history in the making at the 2024 Hobie Cat Multi-Europeans Championship. This historic event will be held on the picturesque Campione, Lake Garda in Italy. This year’s competition is not just any competition. It’s a milestone event, marking the 50th […]

48th Vele di Pasqua with 12 Hobie Cat 14

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And again, Cesenatico hosted the Vele di Pasqua Regatta for the 48th time. If two years ago, for the first time, there were only 6 participants with the #HobieCat14, this year there were 12 boats with few last-minute dropouts that reduced the number of participants. Despite this, the event was a great success, thanks also […]

Twist Toggle REMINDER – update

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Responses and questions to our original post published March 23, 2024, revealed some uncertainty on which boats are required to sail with twist toggles. Mainly because General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 is not very specific, and we should have been clearer in our communication. In addition, we also said, “The rule applies to all Hobie […]

Wildwind Mauritius

Wildwind Sailing Mauritius The Best Sailing Equipment

What are Joe and Simon up to this summer? I caught up with Wildwind founder Simon Morgan and Joyrider TV celebrity cat man Joe Bennett this week and they let me know of their plans over the coming months. Simon had just returned from the Wildwind base in Mauritius where there’s been some fabulous ‘Sail-aways’ […]

Twist Toggle REMINDER

Twist toggle

General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 says: Shrouds and forestays shall connect to the HOBIE CAT CO. supplied shroud adjusters. The twist toggle shall not be removed and must be used as supplied. The rule applies to all Hobie classes except the Tiger and Wildcat. However, during the 2023 Hobie 14 Worlds in Cesenatico it became […]

Membership matters

Membership

The class reviews our finances and membership at the end of each year. Membership is our primary source of income, and it’s only through your support that the class can function at all. It’s interesting to understand where our members are located worldwide, and below is a breakdown of our 2023 membership by region and […]

51st Australian Hobie Championships Series 2 (Hobie 16 Women and Youth & Hobie 14)

Australian Hobie Championships Series 2

The 2nd series in the Australian Hobie Championships was the Hobie Wild Cat, Hobie16 Women and Youth. The New Year started with a bang. With the wind gusting to 30 knots, the start was delayed until later in the afternoon, with the wind abating the race committee decided just to run the Hobie 14s. Some […]

WildWind Sailing Holidays and Joyrider TV wish you a Merry Christmas

Wildwind Joyridertv Christmas

On behalf of the entire Wildwind team, Joe wishes you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024! Can’t think of an excellent New Year’s resolution? This one’s easy! Subscribe to Joe’s JoyRider TV YouTube channel and, while you’re at it, subscribe to the Wildwind YouTube channel as well! Do it right now, […]

HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Steve Fields

Hobie Cat Company I| and Starting Line Sailing have jointly decided to conclude their licensing agreement, marking a momentous occasion as Hobie Cat Sailing rejoins Hobie. Hobie expresses its sincere appreciation to the SLS family of companies for their recent stewardship of Hobie Sailboats. Leading the way in this thrilling resurgence is Steve Fields, the […]

UPDATED CLASS RULES

Dear class members, As announced in September the implementation of the changes to the trampoline rules for the Hobie Wave, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, and Hobie 20 depended on a World Sailing (WS) approval of the change to General Class Rule 16.5. A change is the prerequisite for the other rule updates. Click here for […]

Brascat 2023 (Brazilian Hobie National Championships)

Brascat 2023 Group Photo 23 11 2023

The Jangadeiros Yacht Club in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul hosted Brascat, the Brasilian Hobie Cat 14 and Hobie Cat 16 national championship regatta. Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brasil, which is larger than the 48 states of the United States. Nearly 100 sailors participated, and more family members enjoyed […]

2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans

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Dear Hobie sailors, The EHCA and Univela Campione del Garda are delighted to announce the dates for the 2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans. The event will be held from the 16th to the 26th of July with the following race agenda: Hobie Dragoon: 17th-20th July Hobie 14: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat 16 Youth: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat […]

Result of the Hobie Cat 14 minimum crew weight survey

Hobie 14

Dear class members, The Hobie Cat 14 minimum crew weight survey launched in September came to an end on October 19, 2023. We now have the result based on 198 valid responses. A great turnout which has exceeded our expectations and contributes significantly to producing the best possible image on how the hot Hobie Cat […]

2023 Hobie 14 North American Championships.

Hobie 14 Na 2023

Hobie Fleet 106 and Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Dewey, DE. The 2023 Hobie 14 North American championships were hosted by Hobie Fleet 106 and the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association. 22 Hobie 14 sailors lined up from all around North America to compete. This four-day event ran concurrently with a two-day Hobie regatta for 16’s and […]

Assist our major sponsors Wildwind and Total Joyrider TV in The British Travel Awards

Wildwind And Joyrider

Dear Hobie Friends, As you may know our major sponsors, Simon Morgan and Joe Bennett of Wildwind and Total Joyrider TV, have been nominated for an important award and we at the IHCA and EHCA would ask you to offer them your support. The British Travel Awards are the most prestigious travel awards in the […]

Entries Open & Notice of Race LIVE for the 51st Australian Hobie Championships

Rqys Hobie

Entries are officially OPEN and the Notice of Race is LIVE for the 2023-2024 Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. Taking place in Manly, Brisbane out of the widely renowned Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the Queensland Hobie Cat Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes, with Yacht Share, Sunstate Watersports, Cat Covers & Gill all […]

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