David Brookes

Ocean Springs Yacht Club a gem of the South

Hobie April Fools Regatta 2021, Ocean Springs

I recently had an opportunity to again visit the Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. What a nice a place to sail Hobie Cat’s. Ocean Springs YC is the host venue for the 2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships in June 2021. Ocean Springs in just across the bay from the more widely […]

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Boat repair live

On the IHCA Facebook Page on Thursday, 4 March 2021 at 10:00 UTC join IHCA President Rich McVeigh and a fibreglass repairer on how to to do your Hobie repairs. As this is live we encourage people to people to join in live to ask questions. Or submit your question on the IHCA Facebook page […]

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2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships

Hobie 16 North Americans Save the dates! June 6-11, 2021 Ocean Springs YC, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. [button text=”Event Registration” icon=”icon-angle-right” link=””] Venue: The Ocean Springs Yacht Club (OSYC), located at the north east side of the US Rt. 90 bridge over Biloxi Bay. Racing will be on Biloxi Bay. Eligibility & Entry: The event is […]

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2021 Hobie 16 North Americans

Hobie 16 North Americans Save the dates! June 6-11, 2021 Ocean Springs YC, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. To avoid a schedule conflict, the organizers of the Michigan City Hobie 16 NACs have graciously agreed to postpone their event (again!) until 2022. Ocean Springs Yacht Club was ready to host the 16s in 2022, but have agreed […]

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The IHCA welcomes you to 2021

The IHCA welcomes all the sailors into the New Year with a video presentation featuring Rich McVeigh (President of the IHCA) , David Brookes (Executive Director of the IHCA), Michel Corigliano ( Hobie Cat Europe and Steve Fields (Hobie Cat Company) . See all the latest news from the video.    

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Winter is here!

The boat is in the garage for the winter and its cold outside. As I reflect back on 2020, it’s been a year. COVID-19 caught us all unprepared. Our sailing was incredibly impacted as was nearly every other aspect of our lives. It’s still amazing how much the world has changed, and I suspect some […]

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IHCA Class Rules Updated for 2021

The International Hobie Class Rules have been updated to align themselves with the updated 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The Class Rules requirements remained unchanged. The IHCA Rules Committee wishes to draw to your attention two updated Racing Rules of Sailing that shall come into effect with the 2021-2024 RRS. 1st January 2021 RRS 50.1 […]

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Talking Hobies Episode 7 Boat Upgrades

Talking Hobie’s Episode 7 will feature upgrades to the boats new and old. Join us in this discussion and add your questions and comments. Dec 15, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register on the link below…/301…/WN_IzYXsrOQTNaBNRHlFcRdAQ

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