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 […]

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 […]

French Hobie Championships 2023

Hc Cup 2023 (585)

Club Nautique de Châtelaillon-Plage welcomed 30 Hobie 16 teams, 4 Hobie 14 and one each Hobie 18, Hobie 17 and Dragoon for the French Championships for three days of intense racing. With sunny days, warm weather and great winds it was a great Hobie regatta shared by the Hobie sailors. In the evening the sailors […]

How to make a video to promote your Hobie event

Joe Explains Video

We all know that ran the best Hobie Cat event ever, but how do the people that didn’t attend know about the event? How do you get more people to attend next year.? Not many people wish to sit down and write a paragraph after the event so we are going to show you how […]

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 […]

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

Trapeze Hook

Rule 50.1 (c) of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), which govern our rules in racing, are as of 1 January 2023 requiring all trapeze harnesses to be of the quick release (QR) variety complying with ISO 10862. This is unless the class rules permit a trapeze harness that is not QR trapeze harnesses variety.It […]

Life moves pretty fast. IHCA Presidents blog September 21

Ihcapresident Blog Sept 216

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. September is here and while it’s still unpleasantly hot out, the end of the sailing season is not far off now for me. Our sailing season wraps up in early October and cooler weather will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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