What a time to be a Hobie Sailor!
With the 23rd Hobie 16 Worlds well underway over in Costa Brava, Spain, Team Australia are bringing it home in all the categories so far.
Cam & Suzzi took out the Masters Cup, narrowly beating their longtime training partners, Dazzy & Claire. Whilst in the the Grand Masters Cup, Rod & Kerry claimed the gold once again, reinstating their position as one of the greatest of all time Hobie 16 Teams.
However, it was in the Women’s World Championship where the real action was taking place. Going into the final day, the Andrews sisters, Carmen and Haylie, were on equal points with their Queensland counterparts, and last minute entrants, Bella & Juliet. As the curtain closed, teaming up for the first time since the ’97 Sotagrande Worlds, Bella & Juliet finished with the silver, and Carmen & Haylie with the bronze.
Consequently, this leads us into something very special.
At the time of press, there are currently 100 boats entered into the the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. That’s not too bad don’t ya think? We’ve finally cracked the tonne.
Within that number, there are eight Hobie 16 Women’s teams competing in Series 2, not including Matilda & Emily on the Dragoon. This is the largest contingent of Women’s teams ever at an Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Not to mention the 34 Hobie 16s and 38 Hobie 14s. It’s only onwards and upwards from here!
The final price jump for the 50th Hobie Nationals is going up as of MIDNIGHT (AEST) on the 30th September 2022. Don’t let the Worlds or Wildcat keep you from doing what needs to be done! Check out the Notice of Race for all the official information.
So, if you’ve been sitting at home watching Team Australia feature in The Spain Files, don’t miss out on the stellar opportunity to be in Jervis Bay, NSW this summer for the pinnacle of Australian Hobie Sailing.
Updated Accommodation Information
As we all know, the New Year Period is always the busiest, no matter where we are sailing; and Jervis Bay is no different.
One of the Jervis Bay locals, Jake de Rooy, has an airbnb called ‘Earthside Accommodation‘, and is leaving this open to any Hobie Sailor that is interested in staying in a Hobie Family certified home.
The Vincentia Sailing Club have done a bit of digging in the spare time and have found a bunch of wonderful places for all you Cowboys and Cowgirls to stay, all within walking distance of Plantation Point. So, if you’re still struggling to find a place to call home for the 50th Hobie Nationals, look no further than Jervis Bay Breaks.
Jenny is a well known throughout the Jervis Bay community, and is guaranteed to look after the Hobie Family.
At the time of press, all the following properties below are vacant from Boxing Day 2022. Book directly via Jervis Bay Breaks to ensure you receive the best deal possible. All properties can be viewed via Jenny’s website. Also, feel free to give Jenny a call on 0428 992 092.
- 8 Miller Street, Vincentia
- 4 Troubridge Drive, Vincentia
- 4 Towry Crescent, Vincentia
- 4/20 Anne Street, Vincentia
- 2 Foley Street, Vincentia
- 35 Illfracombe Avenue, Vincentia
- 21 Minerva Avenue, Vincentia
Additionally, check out Experience Jervis Bay, or give them a buzz on (02) 4441 7771 for a yarn.
If you are a Hobie Sailor, or have EVER been a Hobie Sailor, this is the event you cannot miss. Food and Drink will be provided whilst you are assisting as a volunteer, along with dinner and seating at the presentation of your corresponding series.
Series 1, playing host to the Hobie 16 Opens, Hobie 17s, Hobie 18s and Hobie 14 Turbos, is taking place from the 28th – 31st December, with the presentation and New Years Eve celebrations taking place at the Vincentia Country Club.
Series 2, however, will see the Hobie 14 Opens, Hobie 16 Women & Youth, Dragoons, Tigers and Wildcats hit the water for four epic days fo racing from the 2nd – 5th of January, with presentation taking place once again at the Vincentia Country Club.
We’re looking forward to catching up, sharing a yarn, and a beverage or two at the most spectacular Australian Hobie Cat National Championships we will see for the next 50 years.
If you are interested in joining the team, fill out all sections of the form below to help VSC gain an understanding of who might be joining them in the running and organisation of this fabulous event.