2025 – 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing

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The 2025- 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) have now been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. The 2025-2028 Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) have also been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. These new rules and the current 2021-2024 Racing […]

Twist Toggle REMINDER – update

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Responses and questions to our original post published March 23, 2024, revealed some uncertainty on which boats are required to sail with twist toggles. Mainly because General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 is not very specific, and we should have been clearer in our communication. In addition, we also said, “The rule applies to all Hobie […]

HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Steve Fields

Hobie Cat Company I| and Starting Line Sailing have jointly decided to conclude their licensing agreement, marking a momentous occasion as Hobie Cat Sailing rejoins Hobie. Hobie expresses its sincere appreciation to the SLS family of companies for their recent stewardship of Hobie Sailboats. Leading the way in this thrilling resurgence is Steve Fields, the […]

UPDATED CLASS RULES

Dear class members, As announced in September the implementation of the changes to the trampoline rules for the Hobie Wave, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, and Hobie 20 depended on a World Sailing (WS) approval of the change to General Class Rule 16.5. A change is the prerequisite for the other rule updates. Click here for […]

Starting Line Sailing new Hobie manufacturer site visit

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Believe Returning from a ski trip to New England, Carol and I took the opportunity to visit Starting Line Sailing’s manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, USA. Starting Line Sailing (SLS) is the parent company of West Coast Sailing, Zim Sailing, Dwyer Mast and Rigging and now Hobie Sailboats. Starting Line Sailing entered into a long-term […]

Does IHCA need a full time employed Executive Director?

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Does IHCA need a full time employed Executive Director? A rather relevant question since it is no secret the main portion of the IHCA budget actually goes to the employment of an Executive Director. To put things a bit in perspective we can tell our Executive Director, David Brookes, typically works 40-50 hours a week […]

Starting Line Sailing full steam ahead with the production of Hobie boats and parts.

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Dear Hobie Sailors- Since you last heard from Starting Line Sailing, the new Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. We have made significant progress made across the entire Hobie Sailboats supply chain. A small overview of where we are heading and what we have achieved since we have become the Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. Last week, we […]

Charter boats for the Hobie MultiWorlds and Europeans available from Starting Line Europe

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Charter boats will be available thanks to Starting Sailing Europe at the following conditions: 4 x Hobie Dragoon Dragoon Xtrem charter fee + transport = 1 410 € Dragoon Xtrem charter fee (pick-up Toulon) = 1 010 € 4 x Hobie Cat 14 HC 14 charter fee + transport = 1 425 € HC 14 […]

The Speed Stick Competition

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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

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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 […]

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