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David Brookes

Wayne Schafer, the passing of a Hobie Legend

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one the original Hobie sailors, Wayne Schafer. It was in 1968 that he got into a Hobie 14 and then a Hobie 16 in 1971.Friends with Hobie for over 40 years, Wayne and Hobie tested the first ever Hobie Cat on the beach in front […]

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Find Hobie locations near you to go sailing.

The Gowrie Group [insurers to US Sailing and Hobie Class] have a range of Covid-19 information and updates  Below is an interactive site that will show which areas allows sailing and the government restrictions. Just click on the photo to go to the site with all the information. State-by-State Detailed Access Updates [updated 7th May […]

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US Sailing Leadership Forum 7th May

US Sailing through their Starboard Portal conducted an online video forum Agenda • Health and Safety in Sailing 2020 – Dr. Anne Allen, Chair of the US Sailing Medical Committee • Return to Play and Racing – Mark Townsend, International Race Officer/International Judge • Proactive Planning through Reactivity – Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Event Organizers for the Protection of the Health of Athletes (updated 29th May)

World Sailing’s Medical Commission are in close communication with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission Games Group and public health experts. They continue to monitor the development of this outbreak, advised countermeasures and make qualified decisions The Medical Commission have produced an extensive document titled, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Event […]

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2020 North American Hobie 14 Championships POSTPONED

2020 Hobie 14 North Americans Postponed 2020 Hobie Midwinters East Cancelled It is with great regret that we make this announcement regarding these two events, originally scheduled to be held in approximately two weeks’ time at Ocean Springs Yacht Club (OSYC). OSYC is one of the Hobie Class’ preferred venues, and their volunteers and staff […]

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5th Mexican Hobie 16 National Championships [postponed]

The 5th Mexican Hobie 16 National Championships will be held at the Club Náutico San Gaspar del Lago which is in Valle de Bravo, Estado de México. The dates of the competition are 24-26 April 2020. More information can be found at the Mexican Hobie Class web site www.hobiecat.org.mx Notice of Race Sailing Instructions

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Invitational International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup

Announcing the annual Invitational International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup for 4 days of round robin MATCH racing in beautiful North Idaho. Please Note one must be invited to compete in this Match Racing Regatta so long as they can independently race around the course safely, handle a capsize, and understand the racing rules. This is […]

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IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy

At the recent IHCA AGM the IHCA Rules Committee presented a document to assist juries in awarding penalties for Class Rules Violations. The IHCA Council agreed to the IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy. The application of the of the policy is optional or you may continue to use the current wording which would be a […]

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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 […]

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