July 4th 1968 Hobie Alter, R. Paul Allen, Sandy Banks and a group of surfers all meet at Wayne Schafer’s home. A rail line ran behind Wayne’s house with a large sign that read “POCHE.” Therefore, Wayne’s place became known as “Poche Beach.” Little did they know they were making history on this day. Six […]
The past 25, 26 and 27 of May of 2018, and for the third consecutive year, the Club Nautico San Gaspar del Lago, held the Third Hobie Cat 16 National Championship – 2018. In this third edition of the National Championship, the climate conditions played in favor of the event for all three days, making […]
33 Hobie 14’s lined up at the startline for the 50th anniversary Hobie 14 North American Championships. Hosted by Hobie Fleet 204, Oneida Shores County Park, Brewerton NY. In the 33 teams there are four women’s team, with two teams from South Africa. Day 1 Day started with fog and was delayed. Wind was very […]
The 2018 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) welcomes Hobie Waves to the regatta and builds on the success of a very popular Caribbean boat. The cycles of change continue and the results of the 2017 hurricane are showing in reduced participation in some local events and even the 45 year old STIR (ex Rolex) Regatta […]
The 3rd Mexican Hobie National Championships are from the 25-27 May Valle De Bravo. The Notice of Race can be downloaded here. There are lots more Hobie events in Mexico in 2018. Below are the main ones. Just click on the photos to see it in full size.
Somebody should protest! SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE RULES Competitors in the sport of sailing are governed by a body of rules that they are expected to follow and enforce. A fundamental principle of sportsmanship is that when competitors break a rule they will promptly take a penalty, which may be to retire.
Hornbæk is a seaside resort town on the north coast of the Danish island of Sjælland, facing the Øresund which separates Denmark from Sweden. Hornbæk is 50km North of Copenhagen, Denmark The 2018 Hobie® Multi European Championships dates 20-28th July 2018 You can book your accommodation now. The web site has lots of options from camping, […]
I hope you were following the recent Multiworld’s/European Championships in The Netherlands. It turned out to be a really nice and extremely well attended event, 287 boats from 24 countries. This event was the world championships for the Hobie 14, Wild Cat and Dragoon, combined with the European championships for the Hobie 16 open, H16 […]
The victory of the Hobie World Cat 2017 at the Brandenburg beach in Westerland on Sylt goes to Australia. The team Cam Owen / Susan Ghent sailed impressivly in all conditions, won half of the races and the victory was celebrated on Sunday at the price giving in a full tent of visitors and their […]
After two days of near perfect sailing conditions two inshore races and tow long distance races have been held. Wind conditions on both days have been 6/8 knots on the start line building to 12/15 midday and 18/20 to top of the days. The racing has been held in lagoons or behind islands. With flat […]