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Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire – Round Two Result

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…

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Proposed Hobie 18 Rule Changes

Dear IHCA members, John Forbes, Australia, has submitted a package of Hobie Cat 18 class rule change proposals. The outset is the “Hobie Cat 18 Reimagined”-project John has been working on for years and as someone is acquainted with already. John’s proposals are meant to make the boat easier to sail for a wider range…

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Hobie F18 Cup to be Introduced at the Australian Championships

Attention Hobie Tiger & Hobie Wildcat owners/sailors! The Queensland Hobie Cat Association, in conjunction with the International Hobie Class Association is proud to announce the inaugural ‘Australian Hobie F18 Cup’, running in conjunction with Series 2 at the 51st Australian Championships at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, Brisbane. This event will be open…

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IHCA Rules Change; Various Trampolines and Hobie Waves

2100hrs AEST | 25th September 2023 Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, 10 August 2023 To: Hobie Class Members From: IHCA Rules Committee Subject: Comment period on various trampoline and Hobie Wave rules. Dear all, The relevance of changing the trampoline class rules for some of our classes has been discussed for a while. Discussions which have also…

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An Exciting Battle for the Podium at the WA Hobie 16 State Championships

It was an action-packed weekend of close racing at the 2022 Warren Taylor Homes WA Hobie 16 State Championships 2022, hosted by Geraldton Yacht Club. Known for strong winds at this time of year, the city of Geraldton had other plans for the Hobie 16 sailors. There was a mix of conditions over the 11…

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Championship time, Western Australian Hobie fleet gather in the Mid-West.

Known for its consistent summer breezes, the coastal city of Geraldton will play host to the 2022 Warren Taylor Homes WA Hobie State Championships. Located in the Mid-West 400 Km North of Perth the Hobie Cat sailing community always looks forward to racing at Geraldton Yacht Club. The regional club is full of friendly and…

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23rd Hobie 16 World Championships entries and accommodation open (prequalified entries open end of the month)

Entries for the Youth, Women’s, Masters, Grand Master, Great Grand Masters are OPEN! In November, we released the Notice of Race, and now entry to the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships is now open to all disciplines with the exception of the prequalified, which will open on the 23rd December 2021. The prequalified entries will open at…

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Update on the 50th Anniversary Australian Hobie Championships

A update ont he 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships taking place at the Vincentia Sailing Club on Jervis Bay, NSW over the New Year period, especially in light of last year’s most unfortunate cancellation. (And before you forget, here’s just a gentle reminder we are still moving ahead in the planning for the NSW…

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Temporary Rules Change

Recently the IHCA become aware that some trapeze harnesses, including the popular Zhik T3 are above the required weight in RRS 50.1(b). As the we have some major events taking place we don’t have the time to do a full sailor review to change our Class Rules. The IHCA in consultation with World Sailing have…

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2021 Hobie 14 NSW State Championships

The 2021 Hobie 14 New South Wales State Championships will be held at the Great Lakes Sailing Club, Forster. The Hobie 14 NSW State Championships will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Wildcat Regatta. The event will be held over the October long weekend. All Hobie 14 sailors are invited to…