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David Brookes

Invitational International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup

Announcing the annual Invitational International Hobie 16 Trapseat Cup for 4 days of round robin MATCH racing in beautiful North Idaho. Please Note one must be invited to compete in this Match Racing Regatta so long as they can independently race around the course safely, handle a capsize, and understand the racing rules. This is […]

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IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy

At the recent IHCA AGM the IHCA Rules Committee presented a document to assist juries in awarding penalties for Class Rules Violations. The IHCA Council agreed to the IHCA Class Rule Penalty Policy. The application of the of the policy is optional or you may continue to use the current wording which would be a […]

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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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