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David Brookes

Third-Party Liability Insurance Update for the 22nd Hobie 16 Worlds

$300,000 Liability insurance and what does this mean? The official Notice of Race lists the following: [DP][NP] Competitor’s Insurance Each “person in charge” (see RRS46) shall have current third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage, of not less, than $300,000 USD. Proof of this insurance must be presented at registration. What does this mean? Each […]

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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 […]

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2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships

Day 1 With the Hobie 16 and 20 sailors all attending the North American Championships at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia – Canada it seems somebody forgot to order the wind. With no wind there was no racing for the day. Though the chief judge gave an informative rules lecture which was appreciated by all […]

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Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal

Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, August 15, 2019 To: Hobie Cat sailors, IHCA Council members and IHCA Regional Associations From: IHCA Rules Committee Subject: Hobie Cat Wave Rule 6.10 change proposal Dear all, Based on feedback and after consultations with representatives of the Hobie Cat Wave sailors the Rules Committee has decided to propose Hobie Cat Wave […]

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In remembrance of Sandra Tartaglino

With lots of sadness and tears at my house, I wanted to report on the passing of member of the Hobie family, Sandra Tartaglino. I received a phone call within hours of the incident yesterday but felt it was best to wait and be sure the family was notified and we had more details before […]

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Hobie Wave Rule 6.10 – interpretation statement

The Rules Committee has received questions on the interpretation of Hobie Wave Rule 6.10: A line or shock cord line may through a single block be attached to the bridle and run to a cleat of any design on the front crossbar to adjust mast rake. The mechanical purchase shall not exceed 2:1. There can […]

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Hobie® 16 Youth World Championships entry fee reduction

To incentivise more participants in the Hobie 16 Youth World event the entry fee to 22nd Hobie 16 Youth World Championships at Captiva Island Florida has been reduced from USD$590 to USD$400. Due to the generous support from Hobie Cat Company, for a limited time, the youth entry fee has been reduced until the 31st […]

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