Hobie 16 Worlds registration information

Hobie 16 Worlds 2022

For the Hobie sailors attending the Hobie 16 Worlds we have some important news and updates. The most important news is the boats are built and, on the beach, waiting for you. The following news and information will help you sail through the registration process smoothly. After you enter the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre approximately […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2022

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Saturday 20Th & Sunday 21St August – St. Aubins Bay. Racing conditions on the first day of the Championships were almost perfect for the 30 Hobie Cats and 60 crew participating as they rigged their boats at the Gunsite beach in preparation for the 3 races scheduled for Saturday and 3 the following day. This […]

Hobie 14 Wassenaar Cup 2022 The Netherlands

Gerard Loos

On 20-21 August, 20 Hobie 14s competed for the “Hobie 14 Wassenaar Cup” at the KZVW in the Netherlands. The wind conditions were perfect and varied between 8-15 knots. The results overall: Gerard Loos (NED) Thorin Zeilmaker (NED) Onno Schuitema (NED) Women’s team: Edith Henk (GER) Anna Smit (NED) Birgit von Hauseu (GER) We hope […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships – 20th & 21st August 2022.

Hobie 16 Start

St Aubin’s Bay is expected to be awash with colour when the 31st Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships return on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Hosted and organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC), around 30 boats from Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK are expected to take to the water for a […]

Hobie 17 & Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17

The 2022 Hobie 17/18 North American Championship is hosted by Perry Yacht Club. Perry Yacht Club is a private, gated club on the North end of Perry Lake. It features a private beach for launching, Hot showers, and restrooms, and a fantastic view of the racing area. Primitive Camping and limited RV parking is available, […]

New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Australian Hobie Nationals

Hobies On The Beach

Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event […]

Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup

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On Sunday 31 July, the sixth race day of the Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup (AHCC) 2022 was held, now in its fifteenth year, organized by the Svagamente asd club. With a sunny summer day with a north wind of average intensity of around 6 knots. Thirteen Hobie 16 crews, along with 4 Hobie Dragoons in […]

A successful RCIYC Hobie Fleet Open Day

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‘A successful RCIYC Hobie Fleet ‘Open Day’ was held on Sunday afternoon where over 50 people came along and enjoyed a Hobie sailing experience to remember in excellent conditions when the wind came up to a north-westerly force 3 to 4 in the latter part of a warm, sunny afternoon. Twelve of the Fleets top […]

IHCA Presidents July 2022

Ihca Palm Trees

We are about ½ way through the sailing season now in North America. Today is one of those days, where it’s so hot you don’t want to leave the house. I am also quarantining following yet another COVID exposure. Considering the temperatures outside, I suppose it’s not a bad time to have to quarantine. Fortunately, […]

Cozzolino Trophy

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Fourteen Hobie 16 started on a beautiful sunny summer day, with north wind Tramontana and with variable intensity between 8-10 knots for the Cozzolino Trophy. The Hobie sailors of the Pescara 808 fleet coloured the Pescara Beach on a typical summer day full of swimmers, magically attracted by the explosion of the colours of the […]

Ron Palmer, Life Member of the IHCA and former Executive Director passes away

Ron Palmer

Paul Ronald Palmer, age 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his two daughters and one of his closest friends by his side. He has now joined his wife and lifelong love, Shirley. Ron was born August 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He lived with his parents and older brother […]

Italian Championship Hobie Cat 16 and Italian Cup Hobie Dragoon – Cesenatico 2-4 June 2022

Hobie Italian Championships 2022 16

Italian Championship Hobie Cat 16 and Italian Cup Hobie Dragoon – Cesenatico A successful first-time event in the waters of Cesenatico. 2-4 June, the sea of Cesenatico was tinged with rainbow, hosting a multitude of catamarans with coloured sails in the Romagna waters. The 2022 Hobie Cat 16 Italian Championship and the Hobie Dragoon Italian […]

Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup hosted by Hobie Fleet 808

Hobie Cat 16 Adriatic Cup 13

Wonderful Hobie day for the dispute of another AHCC (Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup), now in its 15th year. Sunday 12 June: sunny summer day, north wind Tramontana with an intensity of 10/12 knots, protective sunscreen, trapeze and spray top, all for another event magnificently organized by the Svagamente sailing club for the 808 Pescara Fleet […]

2022 British National Hobie 16 Open Championships

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The 2022 British National Hobie 16 Open Championships were held at Poole Yacht Club in the south of England over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend of Thursday 2nd of June to Sunday the 5th. A fleet of 22 boats competed in conditions ranging from drifting to blowing stink over the four day regatta. Day 1 saw […]

Result of the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection vote.

Hobie 20

We have the result of the votes cast on the proposal published 18-05-2022 related to the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection: YES: 43,75% NO: 56,25% ABSTENTION: 0% The majority was not happy with the proposed solution as can be seen. With an outset in the result and the received comments, the proposal will […]

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