July 4th 1968 Hobie Alter, R. Paul Allen, Sandy Banks and a group of surfers all meet at Wayne Schafer’s home. A rail line ran behind Wayne’s house with a large sign that read “POCHE.” Therefore, Wayne’s place became known as “Poche Beach.” Little did they know they were making history on this day. Six […]
The past 25, 26 and 27 of May of 2018, and for the third consecutive year, the Club Nautico San Gaspar del Lago, held the Third Hobie Cat 16 National Championship – 2018. In this third edition of the National Championship, the climate conditions played in favor of the event for all three days, making […]
33 Hobie 14’s lined up at the startline for the 50th anniversary Hobie 14 North American Championships. Hosted by Hobie Fleet 204, Oneida Shores County Park, Brewerton NY. In the 33 teams there are four women’s team, with two teams from South Africa. Day 1 Day started with fog and was delayed. Wind was very […]
The 2018 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) welcomes Hobie Waves to the regatta and builds on the success of a very popular Caribbean boat. The cycles of change continue and the results of the 2017 hurricane are showing in reduced participation in some local events and even the 45 year old STIR (ex Rolex) Regatta […]
The 3rd Mexican Hobie National Championships are from the 25-27 May Valle De Bravo. The Notice of Race can be downloaded here. There are lots more Hobie events in Mexico in 2018. Below are the main ones. Just click on the photos to see it in full size.
Somebody should protest! SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE RULES Competitors in the sport of sailing are governed by a body of rules that they are expected to follow and enforce. A fundamental principle of sportsmanship is that when competitors break a rule they will promptly take a penalty, which may be to retire.
The 2018 Hobie 18//20 North American Championships has been announced. The location is Huntington Lake, California. Registration will be from 6th and 7th August with racing starting on the 8th August continuing to the 10th August. There are a limited number of charter boats available. Accommodation Camping, cabins, hotels, and condos are available for this […]
Teaming up with the AC Endeavour Program, Hobie brought youth sailors, from around the world to the America’s Cup for the adventure of a lifetime. Hailing from eight different countries and ranging from 9 years old to 14 years old, these kids were hand selected to represent their hometowns and compete in the Hobie Junior […]
Day 1 Competitors were greeted with breezy conditions, warm temperatures and sun as they rigged their boats for day one of the Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships but it was “not to be”. Shortly after racing started the breeze moderated resulting in a shifty up and down condition with large shifts and […]
Last year was the 40th anniversary of the Fleet 204’s Madcatter regatta. The fleet pulled out all the stops, promoted the event heavily and over 100 Hobie Cat’s showed up making it by far the biggest Hobie regatta in North America.