Day 1 of the Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon World Championships with the Hobie 16 Spi Youth Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands, the sailors were greeted with grey skies and light winds. Though the weather forecast was to change during the day and it did. It turned out to be a lovely summers day with three […]
After the comment period and vote by the IHCA Council the following rule changes have been approved.
The Hobie Association of North American have announced the Hobie 16 North American Championship 2018 will be sailed at Navarre Beach, Florida. Held the week of Sept 9-14, 2018 directly following Juana’s Good Time Regatta at the same location. This event will coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Carleton Tucker and will be […]
This world-class bronze statue commemorating a life-sized Hobie Alter sailing his Hobie 14 catamaran in the waves of Dana Point. The base will commemorate all of Hobie’s historical contributions to the world’s surfing and sailing culture and industries. A gofundme.com page just went up today for the Hobie Memorial.
At the European Hobie Class Association AGM, retiring International Hobie Class Association Rules Chairman Erik Olsen was presented an award for his years of service to the Hobie class. Erik has been the chairman of the IHCA Rules Committee for over 15 years. Last year the IHCA Council awarded Erik Life Membership of the IHCA.
As the outcome of the comment period revealed possible loop-holes, the IHCA Rules Committee has decided to withdraw the rule proposal dated and posted January 10, 2017.
2017, a new year and changes within the IHCA Rules Committee. The IHCA long standing Rules Committee Chairman for over 15 years, Erik Olsen (Denmark) has decided it was time to retire. Erik has spent over 15 years as the chairman of the IHCA Rules Committee. Erik has been a tireless worker to ensure the […]
The IHCA Rules Committee would like to ask for comments on a proposed rules change. An issue about the length of the Hobie Cat Dragoon spinnaker pole bridle wires has been raised with Rules Committee for clarification. Addressing this matter, we have prepared below proposal. It has been endorsed by World Sailing and is hereby […]
Mitch, first of all congratulations on your Worlds Title 2015 on the Hobie Wild Cat. This was really a great thing winning it with Ruben. Very well done. This to me shows how you are living the Hobie Way of Life truely in a Hobie family. MB Thanks Another great thing was your outstanding performance […]
The new Racing Rules of Sailing will come in to effect on the 1st of January 2017. There are some changes and here is a quick guide to the updates from the current RRS. All the Rules can be found at the World Sailing web site