The Speed Stick Competition

Sailing Catamaran Speed Competition Hobiecat Hobie

Yes, that’s right, there’s a competition going on right now. It’s running throughout the year at every sailing venue on the planet. I’m talking about the Speed Stick competition from Joyrider TV. It’s just about sailing fast. Here’s how it works: When you go sailing, take a GPS device with you whether it’s a watch, […]

Wildwind Holidays and YouTube channel Joyrider TV conclude powerful sponsorship deal

Wildwind With Logo

David Brookes Executive Director of the International Hobie Class was delighted to announce the partnership between Wildwind Holidays and the YouTube channel Joyrider TV. During the discussions, David mentioned, this was more than a sponsorship arrangement but a partnership between three organisations that have the Hobie Class and Hobie sailor’s best interests at heart. Simon […]

How to make a video to promote your Hobie event

Joe Explains Video

We all know that ran the best Hobie Cat event ever, but how do the people that didn’t attend know about the event? How do you get more people to attend next year.? Not many people wish to sit down and write a paragraph after the event so we are going to show you how […]

Hobie Multi Worlds and Europeans 2023

Hobie Multi worlds and Europeans 2023

Dear Hobie sailors, We are thrilled to finally announce the final dates for the Hobie Multi-Class events that will be held in Cesenatico (Italy) from the 11th to the 21st of July 2023. The event will be organized in conjunction with IHCA, EHCA, Italian Association, and Circolo Vela Cesenatico. For the Hobie Cat 16 it […]

IHCA Presidents Blog December 2022

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Winter is here in North America and the Hobie is put away. This time of year, I switch to frostbite sailing and skiing. I recently ran the races for the laser frostbite fleet, it was a cold and windy day but it’s good to take a turn running the races. It’s always humbling working as […]

Change is sometimes a good thing.

A New Hobie Day

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 […]

Hobie Cat 16 Rule 7.3 – raising of the minimum youth crew weight – result of the voting/comment period

Hobie16worlds Youth Women Ggm Grand Masters Mga 1916

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 […]

New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Australian Hobie Nationals

Hobies On The Beach

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 […]

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 […]

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