Change to Hobie Cat 20 mainsheet ruling has been accepted.

Dear class members, We have received a proposal from Hobie Class Association North America (HCANA) suggesting changing the maximum mainsheet purchase advantage in HC 20 rule 7.4. The proposal aims to increase the advantage from 7:1 to 10:1. The proposal has been reviewed and considered by the Rules Committee. It is a simple, non-controversial change….

Twist Toggle REMINDER – update

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Responses and questions to our original post published March 23, 2024, revealed some uncertainty on which boats are required to sail with twist toggles. Mainly because General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 is not very specific, and we should have been clearer in our communication. In addition, we also said, “The rule applies to all Hobie…

Twist Toggle REMINDER

Twist toggle

General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 says: Shrouds and forestays shall connect to the HOBIE CAT CO. supplied shroud adjusters. The twist toggle shall not be removed and must be used as supplied. The rule applies to all Hobie classes except the Tiger and Wildcat. However, during the 2023 Hobie 14 Worlds in Cesenatico it became…

Hobie 18 class rule changes have been accepted.

Hobie 18

Dear class members, The process started last year and is related to the six proposed changes to the Hobie 18 Class Rules, which have now ended. This was achieved via two rounds of online questionnaires and subsequent review by the Rules Committee, resulting in recommendations being prepared and submitted to the Council. We are pleased…

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 18 Rule Change questionnaire – round 2 result

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Dear class members, Following our first round of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted December 9th, 2023, the proposed new Hobie 18 Rule 3.2 and the change to Hobie 18 Rule 5.7 were, with outset in the received comments deferred for further consideration and clarification. The revised proposals were posted for an extra questionnaire…

Hobie 18 Proposed Rules updated

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Date:             Middelfart, DENMARK, January 29, 2024 To:                 Hobie Class Members From:             IHCA Rules Committee Subject:         Hobie 18 class rule 3.2 and 5.7 revised change proposals Dear members, As announced on January 26, 2024, along with the result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire, two of the six change proposals were deferred for further…

Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire

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Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire Dear class members, The Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted on December 9th, 2023, came to an end on January 16th, 2024. The Rules Committee has now analyzed the 109 received responses and we are pleased to announce the results on each of the six proposals: Q1….

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…

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