British Hobie 16 Championship 2021

Day 1 of the British Hobie 16 Championship 2021 Three races were held on a well-set course by the RO in tricky conditions that saw plenty of opportunities for snakes and ladders on the racecourse where the ‘right way to go’ could quickly change.  Wind varied from big holes to flat-out speed races on the […]

IHCA Rules Committee invite you to vote on a class rule change

Dear Hobie Sailors, The IHCA Rules Committee requests that you review and vote accordingly with the changes they have recommended. To give some background into why the IHCA Rules Committee has submitted the rule change for comment and approval. The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) which govern our rules in racing has a minimum weight […]

Estimating Services Minquiers Hobie Cat Dash

Wildcats exiting St Aubin’s bay on way to Minquiers reef 10 mile

The Estimating Services Minquiers Hobie Cat Dash was held Sunday 22nd August. 10 Hobie Cats launched from the Gunsite beach in bright sunshine on Sunday morning for the distance race to the Minquiers Reef and back. The Fleet comprising of 3 Wildcats and 6 Hobie 16’s started the race in St.Aubin’s bay in a north […]

Temporary change to IHCA Class Rules

Recently the IHCA become aware that some trapeze harnesses, including the popular Zhik T3 are above the required weight in RRS 50.1(b). As the we have some major events taking place we don’t have the time to do a full sailor review to change our Class Rules. The IHCA in consultation with World Sailing have […]

Savills Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships

Hobie 16 Channel Islands start

Virtually perfect wind and sea conditions gave the record turnout of 35 teams excellent and competitive racing over the weekend in the Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships on the event’s 30th Anniversary year. The Championships were sponsored for a fourth year running by Savills Estate Agents and hosted by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club. […]

Girl Power, Hobie 16 training for girls only

Girl Power on Hobie 16

SPECIAL TRAINING EVENT… ‘GIRL POWER’ – HOBIE 16 TEACHING Part 1…Thursday 22nd July from 5:30pm. Part 2… Saturday 14th August from 9:30am. Dear all, We are delighted you to let you know that top Hobie women sailors Elsa and Chloe Swetenham are running a H16 Teach In for Girls only (no men allowed!) Interestingly there […]

Talking Hobies, How to enjoy your first Hobie regatta

For many it is a daunting task to enter your first Hobie Regatta. I don’t anything about racing. I don’t know any of the rules. I don’t know how to enter. In fact I don’t even know where to find my nearest Hobie Regatta. In this episode of Talking Hobie Rich, Mark and Sheila discuss, […]

Hobie Raid 2021 Pescara, Hobie Fleet 808

Hobie 16 Raid Pescara 2021

HOBIE FLEET 808 WAY OF LIFE NUMBER ONE! For the Hobie catters of the Pescara 808 fleet, it is one of the most awaited events. The raid is always perceived as a social and pleasant race. Moving on to more playful than competitive activities, everyone wants to camp on the tents mounted directly on the […]

Hobie Cat Raid from Hobie Fleet 808 Pescara

Hobie 16 Hobie Raid Italy

For the Hobie Catters of the Pescara 808 fleet, it is one of the most awaited events. The raid is always perceived as an aggregative, social and pleasant fact. Moving on to more playful than competitive activities, everyone wants to camp on tents mounted directly on Hobies with cats by the sea in total peace, […]

Catamaran Spanish Cup (Hobie 16)

2021 Hobie Spanish Cup

The Catamaran Spanish Cup is the 2nd most important for catamaran sailors in Spain. The Hobie 16 has its own division in the Catamaran Spanish Cup. The team of Marc Jovani and Marta Porta (CN Cullera) won the Spanish Cup and will take the trophy back to Cullera. After six races of nine scheduled they […]

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