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 former Managing Director of Hobie Asia Pacific, now assumes the role of Vice President of Hobie Sailboats.
Steve Fields, VP Hobie Sailboats, shared his thoughts on this development:
“Hobie Class sailing, racing and regattas holds a distinct place in the DNA of the Hobie Company, and this reunion is poised to safeguard this rich heritage. We eagerly anticipate perpetuating the cherished lifestyle enjoyed by hundreds of thousands for many decades alongside the International Hobie Class (IHCA) and its membership now and in the future.
Our plans include investment in new Hobie sailing products, to reestablishing partnerships with the IHCA & World Sailing and to execute multiple Hobie Sailing World Championships in the future when possible.
I’m excited about the future of Hobie Sailing with you, our International Hobie Class Associations.”