IHCA Presidents Blog December 2022

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Winter is here in North America and the Hobie is put away. This time of year, I switch to frostbite sailing and skiing. I recently ran the races for the laser frostbite fleet, it was a cold and windy day but it’s good to take a turn running the races. It’s always humbling working as […]

Italian Hobie 16 & Dragoon Championships 27th to the 31st of December in Cagliari

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Fleet345 and the Italian Association are waiting for you in Cagliari from 27th to the 31st of December in Cagliari to close this 2022 together! It will be 5 days in the Hobie Way of Life style: 3 days of racing, but also lots of fun with the Pinna Contest, where the most original stunt will […]

Brazilian Hobie Cat Championship

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The current Brazilian Hobie Cat 16 (HC16) champions, Cláudio Teixeira and Ana Paula Dias, from São Paulo, had a great performance this Thursday (11/17) and took second place overall in the Brazilian Class Championship by winning two of the three regattas, postponing to this Friday (11/18) the definition of who are the best catistas in […]

Change is sometimes a good thing.

A New Hobie Day

You have seen the announcement about Hobie Cat Company licensing out the sailboat side of the business, but many are wondering what does this really mean? Hobie Cat Company has not been sold and will continue to operate building kayaks and pedal boards. Hobie Cat Company has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Start […]

Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raising of the minimum youth crew weight – result of the voting/comment period

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Dear IHCA members, Voting and commenting on the proposed change to Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 raising the minimum youth crew weight to 118,2 kg was closed on 15-11-2022 as announced. Result of the voting: YES: 64,9% NO: 35,1% ABSTENTION: 0% It is well-known discussions on crew weight have always been sensitive and controversial. The […]

Juan Antonio and Tono Llabrés new champions of Spain of Hobie 16

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Juan Antonio Llabrés and his son Tono Llabres from Pobla Marina and Real Club Náutico Valencia respectively, have been proclaimed Spanish Hobie Cat 16 2022 Champions, at Club Náutico Les Basetes. The Hobie Cat 16 Spanish Championship was held for the first time at the Club Náutico Les Basetes, by the delegation of the Royal […]

Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup 2022

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The 2022 championship from the Pescara 808 Fleet, the Adriatic Hobie Cat Cup (AHCC), is now in its fifteenth year. A total of 21 races were held in a total of 7 days of racing throughout the year from April to August: record participation with 22 crews in the standings out of the total of […]

Comment period on Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raising of the minimum youth crew weight

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On a proposal from the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA), the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) Council was requested at the recent AGM to consider and review the minimum combined crew weight at Hobie Cat 16 youth events. With the outset in weight statistics from Youth World and European Championships with averages ranging from 124 […]

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