Ron Palmer, Life Member of the IHCA and former Executive Director passes away

Ron Palmer

Paul Ronald Palmer, age 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his two daughters and one of his closest friends by his side. He has now joined his wife and lifelong love, Shirley. Ron was born August 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He lived with his parents and older brother…

Hobie 20 comment and vote on proposed rule change

Hobie 20

Dear class members, The first proposal as announced on 30-05-2022 was not well received by the majority of voting members. With outset in the result and comments, the Rules Committee along with HCANA representatives, IHCA Executive Director, and IHCA President have now prepared a modified proposal. The main changes are: 1. It is clarified that…

Hobie 17 and Hobie 20 sailmaker selection summary status and vote for Hobie 17 class rule change

Hobie 17 Logo

The Hobie 20 proposal (May 15) received mixed reviews in the comment period. The rules committee has withdrawn that proposal for further discussion and revision. A revised proposal will be published soon. The Hobie 17 requires a different solution. We have received a lot of sailor input and the sailors are clearly interested in a…

Result of the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection vote.

Hobie 20

We have the result of the votes cast on the proposal published 18-05-2022 related to the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection: YES: 43,75% NO: 56,25% ABSTENTION: 0% The majority was not happy with the proposed solution as can be seen. With an outset in the result and the received comments, the proposal will…

Hobie 14 North American Championships information

Hobie 14 2022 North Americans Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club

Spring is here and the regatta season is ramping up. Hone your skills this season and join us in October for the Hobie 14 North American Championships! Host venue Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club (DCYC) provides an excellent venue for catamaran sailing. DCYC offers a grassy rigging beach, convenient trailer parking, clubhouse with covered patio, bathroom…

Hobie 20 and Hobie 17 sailmaker selection summary and status.

Ihca Rectangle

Hobie Cat Co. (“HCC”) has informed the International Hobie Class Association (“IHCA”) that HCC is no longer going to manufacture sails for two discontinued models the Hobie 17 (“H17”) and the Hobie 20 (“H20”). Both boats are still being actively sailed and raced in North America albeit in smallish numbers. There are also some H17’s…

Hobie Youth Wave US Nationals

Hobie Youth Wave US National Championships All boats must meet the Hobie Wave Class rules. A limited number of Ocean Springs Yacht Club Hobie Wave club boats will be available to participants only on a first-come, first-served basis. Competitors shall be under the age of 21 years of age on the 31st of December 2022….

Hobie 17 & Hobie 20 sailmaker progressive report

Hobie 17

Hobie 17 & Hobie 20 sailmaker selection summary and status Hobie Cat Co. (“HCC”) has informed the International Hobie Class Association (“IHCA”) that HCC is no longer going to manufacture sails for two discontinued models the Hobie 17 (“H17”) and the Hobie 20 (“H20”). Both boats are still being actively sailed and raced in North…

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