Twist Toggle REMINDER – update

Hobiecat Twist Toggle 20210000

Responses and questions to our original post published March 23, 2024, revealed some uncertainty on which boats are required to sail with twist toggles. Mainly because General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 is not very specific, and we should have been clearer in our communication. In addition, we also said, “The rule applies to all Hobie […]

Twist Toggle REMINDER

Twist toggle

General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 says: Shrouds and forestays shall connect to the HOBIE CAT CO. supplied shroud adjusters. The twist toggle shall not be removed and must be used as supplied. The rule applies to all Hobie classes except the Tiger and Wildcat. However, during the 2023 Hobie 14 Worlds in Cesenatico it became […]

Hobie 18 class rule changes have been accepted.

Hobie 18

Dear class members, The process started last year and is related to the six proposed changes to the Hobie 18 Class Rules, which have now ended. This was achieved via two rounds of online questionnaires and subsequent review by the Rules Committee, resulting in recommendations being prepared and submitted to the Council. We are pleased […]

Membership matters

Membership

The class reviews our finances and membership at the end of each year. Membership is our primary source of income, and it’s only through your support that the class can function at all. It’s interesting to understand where our members are located worldwide, and below is a breakdown of our 2023 membership by region and […]

51st Australian Hobie Championships Series 2 (Hobie 16 Women and Youth & Hobie 14)

Australian Hobie Championships Series 2

The 2nd series in the Australian Hobie Championships was the Hobie Wild Cat, Hobie16 Women and Youth. The New Year started with a bang. With the wind gusting to 30 knots, the start was delayed until later in the afternoon, with the wind abating the race committee decided just to run the Hobie 14s. Some […]

51st Australian Hobie Championships Series 1 (Hobie 16&18)

Hobie Aus Nat Day 1 Series 1

2023 ended with another fun Hobie regatta, the 51st Australian Hobie Championships Series 1. The first series was the Hobie 16 Open and Hobie 18. The racing attracted some of the best sailors from the Australia and Pacific Islands. With two top podium winners at the last Hobie 16 World Championships and the local hotshots, […]

WildWind Sailing Holidays and Joyrider TV wish you a Merry Christmas

Wildwind Joyridertv Christmas

On behalf of the entire Wildwind team, Joe wishes you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024! Can’t think of an excellent New Year’s resolution? This one’s easy! Subscribe to Joe’s JoyRider TV YouTube channel and, while you’re at it, subscribe to the Wildwind YouTube channel as well! Do it right now, […]

HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Steve Fields

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 […]

UPDATED CLASS RULES

Dear class members, As announced in September the implementation of the changes to the trampoline rules for the Hobie Wave, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, and Hobie 20 depended on a World Sailing (WS) approval of the change to General Class Rule 16.5. A change is the prerequisite for the other rule updates. Click here for […]

Brascat 2023 (Brazilian Hobie National Championships)

Brascat 2023 Group Photo 23 11 2023

The Jangadeiros Yacht Club in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul hosted Brascat, the Brasilian Hobie Cat 14 and Hobie Cat 16 national championship regatta. Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brasil, which is larger than the 48 states of the United States. Nearly 100 sailors participated, and more family members enjoyed […]

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