July 4th 1968 Hobie Alter, R. Paul Allen, Sandy Banks and a group of surfers all meet at Wayne Schafer’s home. A rail line ran behind Wayne’s house with a large sign that read “POCHE.” Therefore, Wayne’s place became known as “Poche Beach.” Little did they know they were making history on this day. Six […]
Hobie MWE/N will be running concurrently with the Hobie 17 North American Championship at OSYC April 6-8. H17 NAC runs 4 days (April 5-8). MWE/N runs 3 days (April 6-8). For info, NOR, registration for H17 NAC go to: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/16018 For info, NOR, registration for MWE/N go to: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15909 We look forward to seeing you […]
The 2018 Hobie 18//20 North American Championships has been announced. The location is Huntington Lake, California. Registration will be from 6th and 7th August with racing starting on the 8th August continuing to the 10th August. There are a limited number of charter boats available. Accommodation Camping, cabins, hotels, and condos are available for this […]
Day 1 of the warm up The 2016 Hobie 16 & Hobie 18 North American Championships warm up regatta (aka the Pinata Regatta). Three races today in about 5 knots of wind. There were a few wind shifts and those who correctly called the shifts did well. No pressure increase with the shifts just direction […]
Who are the teams to watch? With the first race scheduled for the 10th October here are two teams from the Hobie® 16 & 18 fleet to watch. Who will you be following? Hobie® 16 Francisco Figueroa/Jolliam Berrios I started sailing Hobies when I was 14 on an 18′ but quickly changed to the 16. In […]
After the comment period the IHCA Rules Committee have reviewed the comments and had the updated Class Rules approved by the IHCA Council and World Sailing. The following rues have been approved
The America’s Cup youth education and sailing program, called America’s Cup Endeavour, is branching out to New York and Chicago over the coming months. AC Endeavour has been operating in Bermuda, the host venue for the 2017 America’s Cup, since last year.
Hobie Cat Worldwide in conjunction with the International Hobie Class Association would like to advise all their sailors of the future World Championships schedule. 2016 Hobie 16 Worlds – China, 2017 Hobie 16 Europeans / Hobie 14 Worlds & Hobie Wild Cat Worlds – Europe 2018 Hobie 16 Worlds – Europe 2019 Hobie 14 Worlds […]
Hobie Cat® Worldwide and the International Hobie Class Association are pleased to announce that the 21st Hobie 16 World Championships will take place in 2016, at the idyllic location of Dapeng, Longgang, which is set among the scenic mountains of the Dapeng District of Shenzhen in southern China.