Who Deserve Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award?

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Hello HCANA Members!   We are soliciting nominations for the 2023 Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award. This is the highest honor we bestow upon our members, honoring an HCANA member for their contribution to the Hobie Way of Life. We have a wonderful perpetual trophy with all the previous honorees in it. Recent…

Mario Dubeux from Brazil explains his tuning tips on a Hobie 16

Mario Dubeux

Mario Dubeux expands his Hobie 16 tuning tips with the measurements used to get his Hobie 16 fast. As the video is in Brazilian Portuguese to translate click on the “Settings” icon, select “Subtitles/CC,” and then click “Auto Translate.” A list of languages you can translate into will be displayed.

Hobie Mid-Winters East 2023

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The spring sailing season begins! The first regatta of the season was Midwinters East held at Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Ocean Springs, MS. This has been the first event of the season for me for the last few years and despite being a 1000-mile drive it’s a great start to the season. A great…

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…

The Alley Cats: Australian Women in Hobie Sailing, International Women’s Day

Hobie 16 Women Sailors

To celebrate International Women’s Day what better way than to reproduce this article from some Australian Women Hobie sailors? The article was written by two teenage sisters (Haylie and Carmen Andrews) who went on to the podium at the 2022 Hobie 16 Women’s World Championships. On this day we honour all women on International Women’s…

Ready to start registration at the Hobie Multiworlds & Europeans 2023!!

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Notice of Race, registration form, and all the important information is available on the official website at these links: Notice of Race Online Entry Please remember the program foreseen for the event: July 11 Welcome on board July 12-15 Dragoon & Hobie Cat 16 Youth July 14-15 Hobie Cat Master & SPI Cup July 16-17…

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

News 02 Credits Caterina Degli Uberti

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…

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