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Talking Hobies – boat maintenance

In this episode of Talking Hobies will featured boat maintenance and general repairs. Guest speaker was Rob Jerry Hobie dealer from Syracuse, NY. In this episode we explained that maintenance and general repairs are not as complex as some people may think. Doing preventative maintenance can also save you a lot of money in the […]

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2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing released with study version

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The RRS 2017-2020. The RRS for 2021-24, which take effect on 1 January 2021. The study version highlighting the changes between the current rules and the […]

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Talking Hobies Episode 2; continuing fibreglass repairs

Talking Hobies. A new webinar series by the International Hobie Class Association on all things related to Hobie Cat sailing. Episode 2 will continue the topic of fiberglass repair featured in episode 1. Mark Modderman is a fiberglass repair professional and will demonstrate gel coat application and finishing repairs. #talkinghobies

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Talking Hobies Episode 1; Boat repairs

Talking Hobies Episode 1; Boat repairs A new webinar series by the International Hobie Class Association on all things related to Hobie Cat sailing. Our first webinar speaker will be Mark Modderman. Mark is a professional at fiberglass repair. We will demonstrate some examples of repairs, and respond to questions. The webinar is free but […]

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Wayne Schafer, the passing of a Hobie Legend

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one the original Hobie sailors, Wayne Schafer. It was in 1968 that he got into a Hobie 14 and then a Hobie 16 in 1971.Friends with Hobie for over 40 years, Wayne and Hobie tested the first ever Hobie Cat on the beach in front […]

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IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy

At the recent IHCA AGM the IHCA Rules Committee presented a document to assist juries in awarding penalties for Class Rules Violations. The IHCA Council agreed to the IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy. The application of the of the policy is optional or you may continue to use the current wording which would be a […]

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Third-Party Liability Insurance Update for the 22nd Hobie 16 Worlds

$300,000 Liability insurance and what does this mean? The official Notice of Race lists the following: [DP][NP] Competitor’s Insurance Each “person in charge” (see RRS46) shall have current third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage, of not less, than $300,000 USD. Proof of this insurance must be presented at registration. What does this mean? Each […]

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