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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Accommodation for the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships is OPEN

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23rd Hobie 16 World Championship accommodation booking is now open. The 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships accommodation at the host resort, Camping Bungalow Resort & Spa La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava is now available to be booked at the 23rd Hobie Worlds website. The Hobie Company and the event host have proceeded with the roll-out […]

23rd Hobie 16 World Championships entries open (prequalified entries open end of the month)

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In November, we released the Notice of Race, and now entry to the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships is now open to all disciplines with the exception of the prequalified, which will open on the 23rd December 2021. The prequalified entries will open at a later date as we are waiting for some of the regions […]

Hobie MultiEuropeans Series 1 Day 4 2021

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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 […]

Life moves pretty fast. IHCA Presidents blog September 21

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. September is here and while it’s still unpleasantly hot out, the end of the sailing season is not far off now for me. Our sailing season wraps up in early October and cooler weather will be […]

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

Dear Hobie Sailors, The IHCA Rules Committee requests that you review and vote accordingly with the changes they have recommended. To give some background into why the IHCA Rules Committee has submitted the rule change for comment and approval. The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) which govern our rules in racing has a minimum weight […]

Temporary change to IHCA Class Rules

Recently the IHCA become aware that some trapeze harnesses, including the popular Zhik T3 are above the required weight in RRS 50.1(b). As the we have some major events taking place we don’t have the time to do a full sailor review to change our Class Rules. The IHCA in consultation with World Sailing have […]

Talking Hobies, How to enjoy your first Hobie regatta

For many it is a daunting task to enter your first Hobie Regatta. I don’t anything about racing. I don’t know any of the rules. I don’t know how to enter. In fact I don’t even know where to find my nearest Hobie Regatta. In this episode of Talking Hobie Rich, Mark and Sheila discuss, […]

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