You have seen the announcement about Hobie Cat Company licensing out the sailboat side of the business, but many are wondering what does this really mean? Hobie Cat Company has not been sold and will continue to operate building kayaks and pedal boards. Hobie Cat Company has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Start […]
Dear IHCA members, Voting and commenting on the proposed change to Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 raising the minimum youth crew weight to 118,2 kg was closed on 15-11-2022 as announced. Result of the voting: YES: 64,9% NO: 35,1% ABSTENTION: 0% It is well-known discussions on crew weight have always been sensitive and controversial. The […]
Hobie 16 World Champions from Australia, Cam Owen & Susie Ghent, talk to Mike Madge about racing this iconic beach cat at the highest level.
On a proposal from the European Hobie Class Association (EHCA), the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) Council was requested at the recent AGM to consider and review the minimum combined crew weight at Hobie Cat 16 youth events. With the outset in weight statistics from Youth World and European Championships with averages ranging from 124 […]
For the Hobie sailors attending the Hobie 16 Worlds we have some important news and updates. The most important news is the boats are built and, on the beach, waiting for you. The following news and information will help you sail through the registration process smoothly. After you enter the Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre approximately […]
Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event […]
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 […]
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 […]
Winter was late but it finally arrived here in the US and for me, it’s ski season. The boat is tucked away in the garage. Our friends in Florida are hosting their popular winter Hobie sailing events as sailors from the north travel in search of warmer weather. Worlds date changes Many of you watched […]
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.