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 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…

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

Hobie 16 Na Championships 2023 4

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 Mid-Winters East 2023

Mid Winter 5

The spring sailing season begins! The first regatta of the season was Midwinters East held at Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Ocean Springs, MS. This has been the first event of the season for me for the last few years and despite being a 1000-mile drive it’s a great start to the season. A great…

Starting Line Sailing new Hobie manufacturer site visit

Sls Factory20

Believe Returning from a ski trip to New England, Carol and I took the opportunity to visit Starting Line Sailing’s manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, USA. Starting Line Sailing (SLS) is the parent company of West Coast Sailing, Zim Sailing, Dwyer Mast and Rigging and now Hobie Sailboats. Starting Line Sailing entered into a long-term…

Ready to start registration at the Hobie Multiworlds & Europeans 2023!!

News 03

Notice of Race, registration form, and all the important information is available on the official website at these links: Notice of Race Online Entry Please remember the program foreseen for the event: July 11 Welcome on board July 12-15 Dragoon & Hobie Cat 16 Youth July 14-15 Hobie Cat Master & SPI Cup July 16-17…

Starting Line Sailing full steam ahead with the production of Hobie boats and parts.

Sls Hobie Factory2

Dear Hobie Sailors- Since you last heard from Starting Line Sailing, the new Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. We have made significant progress made across the entire Hobie Sailboats supply chain. A small overview of where we are heading and what we have achieved since we have become the Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. Last week, we…

Charter boats for the Hobie MultiWorlds and Europeans available from Starting Line Europe

News 02 Credits Caterina Degli Uberti

Charter boats will be available thanks to Starting Sailing Europe at the following conditions: 4 x Hobie Dragoon Dragoon Xtrem charter fee + transport = 1 410 € Dragoon Xtrem charter fee (pick-up Toulon) = 1 010 € 4 x Hobie Cat 14 HC 14 charter fee + transport = 1 425 € HC 14…

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