IHCA Rule Book, standard Notice of Race and Sailing instructions updated

The IHCA Rules Committee have been very busy. The Class Rules, IHCA standard Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions have been updated to conform to the new Racing Rules of Sailing. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 […]

IHCA Class Rules Updated for 2021

The International Hobie Class Rules have been updated to align themselves with the updated 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The Class Rules requirements remained unchanged. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 RRS. 1st January 2021 RRS 50.1 […]

HOBIE MULTIEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

The HOBIE MULTIEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 will be held from 29 June to 9 July 2021 in Sant Pere Pescador (Catalonia – Spain), organized by the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre in conjunction with the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, in association with the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA), and Spanish Hobie Cat Association. The classes […]

Clarification of the Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system

Date:            Middelfart, DENMARK, September 19, 2019 To:                Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From:           IHCA Rules Committee Subject:     NOTICE – Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system  On given requests the Rules Committee hereby repeats/clarifies the rules related to the use of […]

2019 Europeans Series 2 Hobie 16 Championships

A warm day greeted the sailors in La Rochelle for the two day of qualifications for the Hobie 16 Europeans. This is for the crews that didn’t manage to qualify in their own country. 52 sailors made it to the startline and sailed in light winds. Camilla Cordero Di Montezemolo/ Simona Cordero Di Monteze ITA […]

What a Hobie world’s means to a few of our sailors

Mario Roberto Arantes Dubeux; Brazil Since 1997 (HC14) I have attended all the Hobie cat’s world championship. It is the biggest hobie family reunion worldwide. My father (Mario José Dubeux Júnior in memoriam), was the Hobie Cat class’ pioneer in Brazil. It is a great pleasure for the Dubeux’s family to have two of the […]

IHCA Rules Committee has proposed 3 rules for comment

Dear all, With outset in sailor feed back and questions the Rules Committee has prepared a rule change package for comments. The package consists of the below three proposals. PROPOSAL 1 General Rule 9.1 Amend to read: “Hulls may be rubbed, waxed, sanded, or buffed or painted in the normal process of maintenance.” REASON Allow […]

51st North American Hobie 14 Championships

The 51st Hobie Cat 14 North American Championship is hosted by Clearwater Community Sailing and Clearwater Yacht Club – March 26-28, 2019.This venue offers two options for sailing. The course can be set in the Gulf of Mexico or in the inland waterway which is a narrow bay. Twenty-five sailors from North America attended, with […]

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