Hobie Multi Worlds and Europeans 2023

Hobie Multi worlds and Europeans 2023

Dear Hobie sailors, We are thrilled to finally announce the final dates for the Hobie Multi-Class events that will be held in Cesenatico (Italy) from the 11th to the 21st of July 2023. The event will be organized in conjunction with IHCA, EHCA, Italian Association, and Circolo Vela Cesenatico. For the Hobie Cat 16 it…

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…

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…

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…

Ron Palmer, Life Member of the IHCA and former Executive Director passes away

Ron Palmer

Paul Ronald Palmer, age 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his two daughters and one of his closest friends by his side. He has now joined his wife and lifelong love, Shirley. Ron was born August 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He lived with his parents and older brother…

Hobie 14 North American Championships information

Hobie 14 2022 North Americans Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club

Spring is here and the regatta season is ramping up. Hone your skills this season and join us in October for the Hobie 14 North American Championships! Host venue Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club (DCYC) provides an excellent venue for catamaran sailing. DCYC offers a grassy rigging beach, convenient trailer parking, clubhouse with covered patio, bathroom…

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