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…

Hobie 17/ Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17:18

Registration and event site reservations will open on January 1st 203. More information will be posted on the Division website at hobiediv4.org with links to event documents and other accommodations in the area. Notice of Race

Change is sometimes a good thing.

A New Hobie Day

You have seen the announcement about Hobie Cat Company licensing out the sailboat side of the business, but many are wondering what does this really mean? Hobie Cat Company has not been sold and will continue to operate building kayaks and pedal boards. Hobie Cat Company has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Start…

Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raising of the minimum youth crew weight – result of the voting/comment period

Hobie16worlds Youth Women Ggm Grand Masters Mga 1916

Dear IHCA members, Voting and commenting on the proposed change to Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 raising the minimum youth crew weight to 118,2 kg was closed on 15-11-2022 as announced. Result of the voting: YES: 64,9% NO: 35,1% ABSTENTION: 0% It is well-known discussions on crew weight have always been sensitive and controversial. The…

Comment period on Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raising of the minimum youth crew weight

Hobie16worlds Youth Women Ggm Grand Masters Mga 2020

On a proposal from the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA), the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) Council was requested at the recent AGM to consider and review the minimum combined crew weight at Hobie Cat 16 youth events. With the outset in weight statistics from Youth World and European Championships with averages ranging from 124…

Hobie 16 Worlds registration information

Hobie 16 Worlds 2022

For the Hobie sailors attending the Hobie 16 Worlds we have some important news and updates. The most important news is the boats are built and, on the beach, waiting for you. The following news and information will help you sail through the registration process smoothly. After you enter the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre approximately…

Hobie 17 & Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17

The 2022 Hobie 17/18 North American Championship is hosted by Perry Yacht Club. Perry Yacht Club is a private, gated club on the North end of Perry Lake. It features a private beach for launching, Hot showers, and restrooms, and a fantastic view of the racing area. Primitive Camping and limited RV parking is available,…

New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Australian Hobie Nationals

Hobies On The Beach

Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event…

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