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 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…

2023 Hobie 14 North American Championships.

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Hobie Fleet 106 and Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Dewey, DE. The 2023 Hobie 14 North American championships were hosted by Hobie Fleet 106 and the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association. 22 Hobie 14 sailors lined up from all around North America to compete. This four-day event ran concurrently with a two-day Hobie regatta for 16’s and…

Sometimes you have to do the drive!

Hobie 16 Na Championships 2023 Travel5

As a rule, we go to the Hobie 16 North American championships every year, regardless of where they are held. Other than 2022 (when we were in Spain for the worlds), we haven’t missed a North American Championships in a really long time. This year’s event was held in Alameda, CA, 2800 miles from where…

2023 Hobie 16 Open North American Championships Alameda, CA

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Day 1 Alameda, CA (August 22, 2023): 34 teams registered for the 2023 Hobie 16 North American Championships in Alameda, CA. Weather conditions improved from yesterday after Tropical Storm Hilary had winds of 30 knots on the race course. This meant all the practice racing had to be cancelled. Conditions changed rapidly for the first…

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Tuesday-Friday, August 1-5, 2023 Lake Quinault, WA Rain Forest Resort Village On the southeast shore of Washington State’s Lake Quinault, in the far southeast corner of the Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places on earth, a motley crew of sailors mingled Monday evening under and around the log cabana in the center of…

Who Deserve Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award?

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Hello HCANA Members!   We are soliciting nominations for the 2023 Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award. This is the highest honor we bestow upon our members, honoring an HCANA member for their contribution to the Hobie Way of Life. We have a wonderful perpetual trophy with all the previous honorees in it. Recent…

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