HOBIE Europeans 2024, Hobie Class European Championship – Day 1

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Racing began for the Hobie Cat 16 Youth with and without Spi, Hobie Dragoon, and Hobie Cat 14 classes. The scheduled 13:00 start was delayed due to light wind conditions. The race committee waited as long as possible before sending the boats out at 17:30 when a light southerly breeze of around 6-7 knots arrived. […]

Italian Hobie Raid with Hobie Fleet 808

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Ninth edition of the Raid of the 808 Fleet with fifteen HC16 participants: the bulk of the Fleet departing from the sailing base of Pescara (Barracuda bathing establishment), others from Ortona (the “Stalingrad” of Italy, also the site of the first raid called the “Raid of the Saraceni”) because we know that 808 is a […]

2024 Hobie Cat Multi Europeans Press Conference

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Milan – The Hobie Cat Europeans 2024 press conference took place at Palazzo Lombardia. From Tuesday, July 16, to Friday, July 26, the opening day of the Paris Olympic Games, Campione del Garda will be the chosen venue for the 2024 Multi Europeans and in particular, the 50th Edition of the Hobie Cat 16 European […]

Open Polish and German Hobie 14 and Hobie 16 Nationals in Ustka, Poland

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The Open Polish and German Hobie 14 and Hobie 16 Nationals in Ustka, Poland, from August 16-18, 2024. This exceptional event is not only open to sailors from other countries but also features a junior open category for those under 23. With 59 crews already registered, we encourage you to secure your spot and be […]

2025 – 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing

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The 2025- 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) have now been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. The 2025-2028 Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) have also been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. These new rules and the current 2021-2024 Racing […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships

Royal Channel Island Yacht Club Hobie Cat Championships Picture: David Ferguson

A flat glassy sea with little wind greeted the Hobie crews as they rigged their boats on the Gunsite beach in anticipation of the first of 6 Championship races on the Saturday morning. The wind eventually filled in from the south after an hours delay enabling the Hobie teams to launch and commence racing in […]

IHCA President June 2024 Blog “Call your Dealer”

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Hobie Dealers – purchasing parts and boats. Lately, there have been lots of questions and confusion about what is available and where you should go to purchase parts and accessories. Granted, we are in a transitional time as Hobie Cat Company restarts production, but everything is coming. The message from Hobie Cat Co. is to […]

Wildwind IHCA sponsorship update

Simon Morgan Hobie 16

Simon Morgan here, founder of Wildwind, as any many of you will know already, an avid Hobie 16 racer, who will once again be participating in the European championships in Garda in July. We have just come to the end of Wildwind’ s 18 month commitment to sponsor and support the IHCA through a rather […]

Weihai Hobie Open Regatta & Hobie 16 Asian Championship

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From June 15 to 17, 2024, the China Weihai HOBIE Open Regatta and HOBIE 16 Asian Championship were held at Weihai International Sea Water Bathing Beach. 33 fleets from Thailand, Beijing, Shanghai, Hainan, Hong Kong, and 16 other provinces, municipalities, and regions gathered in Weihai to compete for the laurels of this international sailing event. […]

Hobie North Adriatic Cup (Nation Regatta for Italian and Austrian Championship)

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The second edition of the Hobie North Adriatic Cup ended on June 2nd. Despite the uncertain and, at times, unfavourable weather, five races were held, which confirmed the event’s validity as a national regatta for Italy and as a national championship for Austria. The Italian crew of Gini-Orsolini won the event, second place went to […]

Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships – Saturday 29Th & Sunday 30Th June.

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Entries are open for the 33rd Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships, which will be held at the end of June in the beautiful sailing arena of St Aubins Bay, Jersey. The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club hosts the event, which is sponsored by Savills Estate Agents for the sixth year running. Registration, weigh-in, and a […]

Change to Hobie Cat 20 mainsheet ruling has been accepted.

Dear class members, We have received a proposal from Hobie Class Association North America (HCANA) suggesting changing the maximum mainsheet purchase advantage in HC 20 rule 7.4. The proposal aims to increase the advantage from 7:1 to 10:1. The proposal has been reviewed and considered by the Rules Committee. It is a simple, non-controversial change. […]

Austrian Championship and Italian National Regatta (Valida for the Ranking List)

Austrain And Italian Hobie Championship 2024

The second edition of the North Adriatic Cup will be held in Duino (Trieste) from 31 May to 2 June 2024. The Polisportiva San Marco and the 337 Hobie fleet will organize the event in cooperation with the Italian and Austrian class associations. The regatta, in its 2-days + 1 day prologue configuration, will not […]

Alter Cup 2024

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US Sailing organizes ten adult sailing championships each year representing different parts of competitive sailing in the USA. The Multihull Championship started out many years ago as the “Alter Cup” in honor of Hobie Alter.  It rotates among the popular multihull classes in the US.  For 2024, the Hobie 16 was selected as the multihull […]

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