IHCA Rules Committee has proposed 3 rules for comment

Dear all, With outset in sailor feed back and questions the Rules Committee has prepared a rule change package for comments. The package consists of the below three proposals. PROPOSAL 1 General Rule 9.1 Amend to read: “Hulls may be rubbed, waxed, sanded, or buffed or painted in the normal process of maintenance.” REASON Allow…

Youth grant to North American Youth sailor’s to the Hobie 16 World Championships

The Hobie Class Association of North America (HCANA) has an initiative to attract to more youth from their region to attend the 22nd Hobie 16 Youth World Championships. They have $10,000 allocated for a maximum of 10 youth sailors to receive a maximum of $1,000 to attend the Hobie 16 Youth Worlds. It is hoped…

New Hobie Wave Class Rule 6.10 – revised proposal

Dear all, With reference to Proposal 3 (new Hobie Wave Class Rule 6.10) of the rule change package posted for comments mid-December 2018, the Rules Committee has received a number of relevant and constructive comments. Thank you very much to the sailors taking the time to use their right. Helpful and much appreciated. The comments…

Amendment to the Notice of Race 1 for the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships.

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 1 Delete IHCA General Class Rule 13.3 (a) The IHCA Rules Committee have agreed to delete HCA General Rules 13.3 a) for the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships ONLY. The boats shall be raced with all aluminium mast. After the event, HCC is looking to ship some boats to…

2019 Hobie® MultiWorlds and Europeans

The International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) and the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA) have signed and agreed with the Société des Régates Rochelaises in La Rochelle France to host the 2019 Hobie Mulitworlds and Europeans. Hobie14 and Dragoon World Championship with the Wild Cat and Tiger World Championships after meeting World Sailing Regulation 10.4 (b)…

Get your Hobie 14 Now for the North American and the World 2019

Hobie Cat is still making Hobie 14’s and you have a chance to get your own one. – North American Hobie 14 dates are March 26-28 2019 at Clearwater Beach Florida. – MWE (Mid Winters East) on March 29-31 2019 at Clearwater Beach Florida. – The Alter Cup would be on the Hobie Cat 14…

50 years ago on July 4th the very first Hobie® races took place

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…

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