Change to Hobie Cat 20 mainsheet ruling has been accepted.

Dear class members, We have received a proposal from Hobie Class Association North America (HCANA) suggesting changing the maximum mainsheet purchase advantage in HC 20 rule 7.4. The proposal aims to increase the advantage from 7:1 to 10:1. The proposal has been reviewed and considered by the Rules Committee. It is a simple, non-controversial change….

Twist Toggle REMINDER – update

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Responses and questions to our original post published March 23, 2024, revealed some uncertainty on which boats are required to sail with twist toggles. Mainly because General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 is not very specific, and we should have been clearer in our communication. In addition, we also said, “The rule applies to all Hobie…

Twist Toggle REMINDER

Twist toggle

General Hobie Class Rule 15.2 says: Shrouds and forestays shall connect to the HOBIE CAT CO. supplied shroud adjusters. The twist toggle shall not be removed and must be used as supplied. The rule applies to all Hobie classes except the Tiger and Wildcat. However, during the 2023 Hobie 14 Worlds in Cesenatico it became…

Membership matters

Membership

The class reviews our finances and membership at the end of each year. Membership is our primary source of income, and it’s only through your support that the class can function at all. It’s interesting to understand where our members are located worldwide, and below is a breakdown of our 2023 membership by region and…

Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire

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Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire Dear class members, The Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted on December 9th, 2023, came to an end on January 16th, 2024. The Rules Committee has now analyzed the 109 received responses and we are pleased to announce the results on each of the six proposals: Q1….

UPDATED CLASS RULES

Dear class members, As announced in September the implementation of the changes to the trampoline rules for the Hobie Wave, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, and Hobie 20 depended on a World Sailing (WS) approval of the change to General Class Rule 16.5. A change is the prerequisite for the other rule updates. Click here for…

2023 Hobie 14 North American Championships.

Hobie 14 Na 2023

Hobie Fleet 106 and Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Dewey, DE. The 2023 Hobie 14 North American championships were hosted by Hobie Fleet 106 and the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association. 22 Hobie 14 sailors lined up from all around North America to compete. This four-day event ran concurrently with a two-day Hobie regatta for 16’s and…

2023 Hobie 16 Open North American Championships Alameda, CA

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Day 1 Alameda, CA (August 22, 2023): 34 teams registered for the 2023 Hobie 16 North American Championships in Alameda, CA. Weather conditions improved from yesterday after Tropical Storm Hilary had winds of 30 knots on the race course. This meant all the practice racing had to be cancelled. Conditions changed rapidly for the first…

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Hobie H17/H18 North American Championship

Tuesday-Friday, August 1-5, 2023 Lake Quinault, WA Rain Forest Resort Village On the southeast shore of Washington State’s Lake Quinault, in the far southeast corner of the Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places on earth, a motley crew of sailors mingled Monday evening under and around the log cabana in the center of…

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.

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