How do I enter my Hobie Crew for the 23rd Hobie 16 Worlds?

Hobie 16 China

It is important that the crew fill out the entry form for privacy and liability. If you know your crew details please enter them as soon as possible. We need to know so we can order apparel, catering, etc. We want everyone to enjoy the full Hobie Worlds experience.  It is a condition of entry […]

The IHCA has important news to share on our broadcast

Hear the latest news on the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships. Want to know more about the 23rd Hobie 16 worlds event boat? What is happening in the IHCA? Find out live on the broadcast. Can’t make it at that time. Then you will be able to watch at your leisure on the above link.

IHCA Rules Committee invite you to vote on a class rule change

Trapeze Hook

Rule 50.1 (c) of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), which govern our rules in racing, are as of 1 January 2023 requiring all trapeze harnesses to be of the quick release (QR) variety complying with ISO 10862. This is unless the class rules permit a trapeze harness that is not QR trapeze harnesses variety.It […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1 Day 4 2021

Hobie Multieuropeans H14 Dragoon Hobie 16 Masters Day 4 57

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1, Day 4 and final day of racing for the 1st series at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1, Day 4 at the Camping La Ballena Alegre. What a wonderful way to conclude the first series of the Hobie MultiEuropeans. We had two races for all the classes to […]

IHCA Rule Book, standard Notice of Race and Sailing instructions updated

The IHCA Rules Committee have been very busy. The Class Rules, IHCA standard Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions have been updated to conform to the new Racing Rules of Sailing. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 […]

IHCA Class Rules Updated for 2021

The International Hobie Class Rules have been updated to align themselves with the updated 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The Class Rules requirements remained unchanged. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 RRS. 1st January 2021 RRS 50.1 […]

Clarification of the Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system

Date:            Middelfart, DENMARK, September 19, 2019 To:                Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From:           IHCA Rules Committee Subject:     NOTICE – Hobie Cat 14/16 6:1 downhaul system  On given requests the Rules Committee hereby repeats/clarifies the rules related to the use of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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