Third-Party Liability Insurance Update for the 22nd Hobie 16 Worlds

$300,000 Liability insurance and what does this mean? The official Notice of Race lists the following: [DP][NP] Competitor’s Insurance Each “person in charge” (see RRS46) shall have current third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage, of not less, than $300,000 USD. Proof of this insurance must be presented at registration. What does this mean? Each […]

RCIYC Hobie Fleets Love Wine ‘Summer Breeze’ Series

The Royal Channel Island Yacht Club  Hobie Fleets Love Wine ‘Summer Breeze’ series came to a close recently. The last two races were held in somewhat lively sailing conditions, with the wind gusting to 26kts at times, the two crew Hobie teams experienced exhilarating but fast and challenging sailing as they raced in St Aubin’s […]

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 […]

Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships 2019

A flat, glassy calm sea with virtually no wind greeted the Hobie crews as they rigged their boats in sizzling 30 degree heat at the Gunsite beach on Saturday morning, ready for the first of six Championship races over two days, three scheduled for each day. A light south easterly breeze soon developed, allowing Race […]

Denmark wins Hobie World Cat in Westerland on Sylt ahead of Germany and Australia

Daniel and Nicolaj Björnholt Christensen win the Hobie World Cat 2019 in Westerland on Sylt ahead of German Jens Goritz and the Hobie World Cat winners 2017 from Australia Cam Owen and Susan Ghent. After nine years, Sylt has become World Cat the megapot of the Hobie catamarans. The unique surf in the western winds, […]

Lauritz Bockelmann / Kim Liedke and Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the final race of the best Hobie 16 sailors off Westerland

Lauritz Bockelmann and Kim Liedke, who have just come to Sylt from France as newly crowned Vice European Champion, and their partner Stefan Wiese-Dohse / Anke Delius win the prestigious Final Race winner title in 2019 on the Super Sail Tour. The team already traveled as a leading team in the ranking to Westerland, but […]

Sylt Sailing Week 2019 – Hobie World Cat. The best of the best coming to Sylt / Germany

The Sylt Sailing Week will start next weekend and Westerland will be the meeting point of Germany’s most spectacular sailing tour. On Friday, August 2, 2019, the sailing event of the extra class, which has advanced to the second largest sports event on the island, will begin. Sylt has been hosting Hobie 16 events since […]

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans start (series 1)

The first to start racing in La Rochelle were the Hobie 14 and Dragoon World Championships and the Hobie 16 Youth. With 15 Dragoons, 23 Hobie 14 and 32 Hobie 16 Youth teams taking to the water. La Rochelle turned on some perfect Hobie weather. 12-15 knots gusting up to 19 knots produced some perfect […]

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 […]

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