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AUS F18 Bids to Host 2026 Worlds in Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, WA

You may remind our friends of Western Australia have been forced to resign hosting 2022 Worlds in Cruising Yacht Club of Western Australia due to border restrictions put in force by AUS authorities. Fortunately enough, pandemic is now behind us, and the Class is happy to post the excellent bid recently presented on behalf of F18 Australia…

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2025 – 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing

The 2025- 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) have now been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. The 2025-2028 Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) have also been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. These new rules and the current 2021-2024 Racing…

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IHCA President June 2024 Blog “Call your Dealer”

Hobie Dealers – purchasing parts and boats. Lately, there have been lots of questions and confusion about what is available and where you should go to purchase parts and accessories. Granted, we are in a transitional time as Hobie Cat Company restarts production, but everything is coming. The message from Hobie Cat Co. is to…

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Hobie 18 Class Rule Changes Accepted

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…

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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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HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Hobie Cat Company 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 former…

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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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2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans | Lake Garda

Dear Hobie sailors, The EHCA and Univela Campione del Garda are delighted to announce the dates for the 2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans. The event will be held from the 16th to the 26th of July with the following race agenda: Hobie Dragoon: 17th-20th July Hobie 14: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat 16 Youth: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat…

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Results of the Hobie Cat 14 Minimum Crew Weight Survey

Dear class members, The Hobie Cat 14 minimum crew weight survey launched in September came to an end on October 19, 2023. We now have the result based on 198 valid responses. A great turnout which has exceeded our expectations and contributes significantly to producing the best possible image on how the hot Hobie Cat…