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18 Nov 2014 New Zealand Hobie nationals 5-8 February 2015
12 Nov 2014 Brazilian and South American Championships
4 Nov 2014 2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals
24 Oct 2014 Worlds best cat sailors race at Hobie Asian Championship in Hong Kong and join clubs 20th anniversary celebration
7 Oct 2014 ISAF approves the Hobie MultiWorlds at Lake Garda
28 Sep 2014 44th Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier
23 Sep 2014 444th Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier
15 Sep 2014 2014 Open Danish Hobie Cat 16 Nationals concluded
14 Aug 2014 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge
 

New Zealand Hobie nationals 5-8 February 2015


New Zealand Hobies
Zane Blomfield, Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Date: Waitangi weekend 2015   Thursday 5th February - Sunday 8th February
Location: Manly sailing club Whangaparaoa

Additions to the program:
Group dinner evening
Huge prize pool for all categories
Shore based entertainment
Celebrity appearances
Loads of media coverage
Professional photo and video coverage

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Brazilian and South American Championships


2014 South American Championships
South American Hobie Class, Wednesday, 12 November 2014

PANAM Games qualifier for South America

BRASCAT
With 8 of the 9 planned races completed, the Brasilian Hobie Cat 14 and Hobie Cat 16 National Championship ended today.
The contest occurred on the course in Maria Farinha on the north coast of the State of Pernambuco, hosted by the Cabanga Yacht Club of Pernambuco.
On the first day, with rain and no wind, the race committee cancelled the races, leaving the sailors, the technical committee, and the general public frustrated. We suffered with conditions totally atypical for this season of the year in Pernambuco. But, on the second and third days, the wind returned and the race course filled with fierce competition.

RESULTS

HOBIE CAT 16
1st - Bernard Arndt/Diogo Zabeu (Ilhabela/SP) - 11 Points
2nd: José Roberto de Jesus/Otávio Cardoso (Ilhabela/SP) - 17 Points
3rd André Montenegro Henriques/Isabelle Crispim (João Pessoa/PB) - 20 Points

HOBIE CAT 14
1st: Diego Monteiro (João Pessoa/PB) - 8 Points
2nd: Fábio Espinar (João Pessoa/PB) - 11 Points
3rd: Adam Mayerle (Joinville/SC) - 15 Points

3rd South American Hobie Cat 16 National Championship
With the Brasilian National Championship behind us, we can now focus on the Hobie Cat 16 South American Championship that will occur from the 07 to the 09 of November.
The event is a qualifier for the 2015 Pan American games in Toronto, Canada.. Sailors from the top three countries in this regatta will guarantee the opportunity for their country to participate in the Games with the United States, Canada, Guatamala and Porto Rico.
The countries fighting for their spots at the South American championship are Brasil, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela.

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SULAMERICANO Hobie Cat 16

With the final two races held today, the results of the 3rd Hobie Cat 16 South American Championship were decided. As requested by the the International Hobie Class Association and the Pan American Sailing Federation, the Brasilian Hobie Class Association organized the event in partnership with the Cabanga Yacht Club of Pernambuco and Hobie Cat Fleet 81 of Recife. The top three teams in the Open class earned the opportunity for their country to participate in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
The Brasilian Sailing Association (CBVela) supported the event, providing race committee, protest judges and their technical teams, which ensured international standards during the event.
Karoline da Silva Bauermann, who competed in one of the Brasilian female teams with Maria Ines Vera, both from Rio Grande do Sul, commented that "counting the races of the Brasilian National Championship (held immediately before the South American Championship), we had seven days of high pressure, great racing, 17 races, all in one week, that literally left us "knocked-out"". And, Karoline continued, "We invite more female team to join us, innovators in the Hobie Cat Class in Brasil, so that more female teams can represent Brasil in the next Hobie Cat 16 World Championships".
The South American Championship was held over three days of great racing between many teams with high levels of skill and experience.

The top teams in the Open Class were:

1st: Armando Noriega/Andrea Dutton - Mexico - 21 Points
2nd: André Montenegro Henriques/Isabelle Crispim - Brasil - 22 Points
3rd: Bernardo Arndt/Diogo Zabeu - Brasil - 24 Points
4th: Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Ceudra - Venezuela - 27 Points


With these results, Mexico, Brasil, and Venezuela will join the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guatemala in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.


The Hobie Cat Class, and, specifically, the Brasilian Hobie Cat Association, understands that the class will remain alive if the class rejuvenates with new and young sailors. For this reason, the Brasilian Hobie Class Association unconditionally supports the participation of both young and female sailors, who are the seeds of the future of our class.
The South American championship was open to all sailors of all countries in this region of the Pan American Sailing Federation. Young and female sailors, who traveled across Brasil to participate, showed their enthusiasm and skill and contributed to a healthy and fun event.
Women of strength - with the capital letter W by intention - make the competitions more beautiful and demonstrate that the idea of a "fragile sex" is a myth of the past. When we speak of Women of strength, we can not forget to mention the strength of a beautiful woman with light colored eyes and curly hair who showed us that challenges make us stronger. Without doubt, her limited sight is overcome by her internal force and joy of life, without mentioning her external beauty. Thais Frota Ribeiro is a warrior. It is a shame that her skipper, the champion Cezar Fiuza of Ceara, was forced to leave the regatta on the last day. Thais was ready to fight until the end and expressed enthusiastically that she can not wait until the next Hobie Cat regatta.
To all, congratulations!

Results:
JUNIOR
1st - Ricardo Lis/Victor Moura Dubeux (Brasil)
2nd - Rino de la Guardia Marrero/Alejandro de La Guardia Perez (Cuba)
3rd - Ícaro Pinheiro Carneiro/Rafael Feijó (Brasil)
FEMALE:
1st - Michelle Pandolfo Oliveira/Marilia Pinto Gomes Bassoa (Brasil)
2nd - Karoline da Silva Bauermann/Maria Inês Vera (Brasil)
3rd - Luciene Ferreira da Cunha/Davina Cade Moura (Brasil)

Class Assembly and Elections
At the Class Assembly, the members decided to confirm that the next Hobie Cat 14 e Hobie Cat 16 National Championship will be held on the 31 October to the 01 November in Porto Belo in the State of Santa Catarina.
The members of the Class also approved the accounting report from the leadership counsel of the association (period from October 2013 through October 2014), with the recognition of the professional and organized manner in which the accounting report was prepared and presented, including on the site of the Association.
Finally, Luiz Gonzaga Machado of Espirito Santo and Adam Mayerle of Santa Catarina were elected President and Vice President, respectively, of the Class Association for the period 2015-2016. Both Luiz and Adam presented their belief that that class today is organized and prepared to elevate the class to the next level with the support and participation of all members and always strive to improve the management of the class from one year to the next. The members of the class joined together to deliberate the issues and the majority demonstrated their support for the leadership of the next two years.


 


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2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals


2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals
HCAWA Nationals Organising Committee, Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2014 Australian  Hobie Cat Nationals Bunbury, Western Australia
The Hobie ® Class Association of WA is excited to confirm the ENTRY FORM for the Hobie Class Nationals has gone live.
The HCAWA is also pleased to announce that Hobie Cat Australasia and Hogs Breath Café are once more major sponsors to this great event.
Club Marine has offered a $250 Insurance voucher to be raffled off as an early entry incentive.  To participate your entry must have been received by the 14th of November
Koombana Bay Sailing Club is located in Bunbury, and is enthusiastic about hosting the Hobie Nationals, and offers a venue of blue skies, flat water and reliable 15-25 knots Southwesters.
The host Club and HCAWA are arranging a new years eve gig, with a classy band and extended trading hours, as well as other social activities so sailing will only be part of your experience!
Bunbury is the second largest city in WA and is on the doorstep of the fantastic SW surfing beaches, wineries and tourism activities. In addition, the Hobie 16 is an official boat in the Australian Youth Nationals, held in Fremantle two days after the Hobie nationals conclude, so consider making the most of your visit to WA.  Information to this series is also accessed on the Nationals website.
The HCAWA will keep you regularly updated on Nationals progress and attach some photos and links.
See you soon
HCAWA Nationals Organising Committee

Thanks to the ongoing support from Hobiecat Australasia and Hogs Breath Cafe, Bunbury will be yet another awesome event!

After 25 years, Hoggies are still cooking the best steaks, and supportng the best cat class.

Hobie Cat Australasia continues to provide the Hobie class with unparalleled manufacturer support, making us the envy of our peers.
 

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Worlds best cat sailors race at Hobie Asian Championship in Hong Kong and join clubs 20th anniversary celebration


Winner and Asian Champion 2014 Damrongsak Vongtim
Peter Frauchiger, Friday, 24 October 2014

Many top international catamaran sailors competed in the Vistra Hobie Asian Championship (HAC) 2014 held on 18 -19 October in Hong Kong in strong winds that often exceeded 20 knots.

Winning all races on both days was Damrongsak Vongtim and Kitsada Vongtim from Thailand who recently came second in this year’s Asian Games.  The current Hobie Asian Champion 2014, Damrongsak is a two-times Asian Games winner, Asian Sailing Champion 2014 as well as multiple Thai national champion.

In hot pursuit securing second place were Hong Kong stalwarts Tong Shing and Kit Tong who came third in the recent Asian Games.

Third place went to 2007 Hobie 16 world champion and 2011 Australian champion Mick Butler. Local girl Kate Lai was his crew for the two days.

A total of 27 teams competed in the HAC including entrants from Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines, together with Hong Kong’s own Hobie 16 regulars.

As the 20th year that such an international event has been organized by the Hong Kong Hobie Club (HKHC), this was an important anniversary for Hong Kong’s thriving catamaran scene.

Says Mick Butler, “the standard of racing, the water and the wind conditions were all fantastic. It was a real honour for me to compete and help support the Hong Kong Hobie 16 scene.”

Running in tandem with Vistra HAC on both days was the IAE Open Catamaran Cup which – as the name suggests – was open to all other sports catamarans, mainly spinnaker-flying F18s and F17s.

All races on both days were won by Michael Scantlebury and David Harris sailing a Hobie Wildcat.

Held near Tai Tam Bay, the event featured a series of geometric courses. A full program of social events including beachside barbeques was laid on for sailors and guests.

Says Hong Kong Hobie Club Commodore

Many top international catamaran sailors competed in the Vistra Hobie Asian Championship (HAC) 2014 held on 18 -19 October in Hong Kong in strong winds that often exceeded 20 knots.

Winning all races on both days was Damrongsak Vongtim and Kitsada Vongtim from Thailand who recently came second in this year’s Asian Games.  The current Hobie Asian Champion 2014, Damrongsak is a two-times Asian Games winner, Asian Sailing Champion 2014 as well as multiple Thai national champion.

In hot pursuit securing second place were Hong Kong stalwarts Tong Shing and Kit Tong who came third in the recent Asian Games.

Third place went to 2007 Hobie 16 world champion and 2011 Australian champion Mick Butler. Local girl Kate Lai was his crew for the two days.

A total of 27 teams competed in the HAC including entrants from Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines, together with Hong Kong’s own Hobie 16 regulars.

As the 20th year that such an international event has been organized by the Hong Kong Hobie Club (HKHC), this was an important anniversary for Hong Kong’s thriving catamaran scene.

Says Mick Butler, “the standard of racing, the water and the wind conditions were all fantastic. It was a real honour for me to compete and help support the Hong Kong Hobie 16 scene.”

Running in tandem with Vistra HAC on both days was the IAE Open Catamaran Cup which – as the name suggests – was open to all other sports catamarans, mainly spinnaker-flying F18s and F17s.

All races on both days were won by Michael Scantlebury and David Harris sailing a Hobie Wildcat.

Held near Tai Tam Bay, the event featured a series of geometric courses. A full program of social events including beachside barbeques was laid on for sailors and guests.

Says Hong Kong Hobie Club Commodore Peter Frauchiger, “ it was a fantastic event. The wind, and the weather played along real well, and sailors had to be constantly on guard with huge gusts that could capsize boats and dash dreams of winning in an instant! All participants had a fanatastic time on and off the water – greatly enjoying each other's company. The international crowd from all over Asia really spiced up the event."

High quality photos are available to all news media wishing to feature the event.

This exciting competition was made possible thanks to our two main sponsors Vistra Hong Kong – provider of trust, fiduciary, corporate and fund services – and the Institute of Accountants Exchange (IAE).

Located on To Tei Wan Beach in Tai Tam Bay, the Hong Kong Hobie Club has a diverse membership of local and expat sailors of all ages. Open to anyone who wants to sail Hobie Cats, the club offers a low-cost, grass roots approach to sailing and a welcoming community of enthusiastic sailors who race regularly.

For more information, please contact HKHC Commodore Peter Frauchiger on peter@customproducts.cn or call +852 6022 5406

, “ it was a fantastic event. The wind, and the weather played along real well, and sailors had to be constantly on guard with huge gusts that could capsize boats and dash dreams of winning in an instant! All participants had a fanatastic time on and off the water – greatly enjoying each other's company. The international crowd from all over Asia really spiced up the event."

High quality photos are available to all news media wishing to feature the event.

This exciting competition was made possible thanks to our two main sponsors Vistra Hong Kong – provider of trust, fiduciary, corporate and fund services – and the Institute of Accountants Exchange (IAE).

Located on To Tei Wan Beach in Tai Tam Bay, the Hong Kong Hobie Club has a diverse membership of local and expat sailors of all ages. Open to anyone who wants to sail Hobie Cats, the club offers a low-cost, grass roots approach to sailing and a welcoming community of enthusiastic sailors who race regularly.

 


Tom Nunan and Gabriel Kicks one of the strongest local teams had to retire after a bad whipeout (2)

Tom Nunan and Gabriel Kicks one of the strongest local teams had to retire after a bad whipeout (1)

Pre race impression at Hobie Cat Beach

Local stalwart and 2nd place Tong Shing and Kit Tong

Impression at the starting line

3rd ranked former Hobie Worlds Champion Mick Butler
 

ISAF approves the Hobie MultiWorlds at Lake Garda


IHCA logo
David Brookes, Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The IHCA has received confirmation from ISAF they approved the Hobie MultiWorlds or Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger at Lake Garda,23rd July to 1st August 2015 at Campione Univela, Lake Garda in Italy.

Please spread the word so that this can be the biggest Hobie MultiWorlds.

Hobie MultiWorlds Campione Univela, Lake Garda 2015

Hobie 14
23rd July to 26th July 2015

Hobie Dragoon
25th July to 28th July 2015

Hobie Wild Cat and Tiger
29th July to 1st August 2015

Hobie 16 Europeans Campione Univela, Lake Garda 2015
Women, Masters, Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters and Open Spinnaker
25th July to 26th July 2015

Hobie 16 Open
27th July to 1st August 2015 

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44th Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier


2014 Hobe 16 North Americans
Photograph:Mike Walker
Greg Raybon, Sunday, 28 September 2014

Concludes

Final Press Release

Lewes, DE (September 27, 2014): The 44th Hobie 16 North American championships concluded on Friday with Jason Hess and Irene Abascal from Club Los Sauces, Guatemala taking the title.  Mark and Grace Modderman from Long Branch, New Jersey followed in 2nd place and Pedro Colon and Monica Cabrera from Puerto Rico in third winning the tie break over Dan Borg and Liana Giovana from Canada.  Nine races were completed with 4 races held on the last day of the regatta.  An early fall Nor’easter wreaked havoc on the regatta, postponing races for 2 days.  The competitors were greeted to a beautiful day for the last day of racing with sunshine and Northerly winds that started out near 18 knots and faded during the day.  The event is also a Pan Am Games Country qualifier, with the top team from the top 3 countries (not including the host country, Canada) qualifying for the 2015 Pan Am games to be held in Toronto, Canada.  The top three nations are Guatemala, United States and Puerto Rico. The top three US teams are Mark and Grace Modderman(2nd), Rich McVeigh and Carol Hilk (6th) and Paul and MaryAnn Hess (7th).  The US representative to the Pan Am games is still to be determined. 

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2014 Hobe 16 North Americans

2014 Hobe 16 North Americans

2014 Hobe 16 North Americans
 

444th Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier


2014 Hobie 16 North Americans
Greg Raybon, Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1 Press Release

Lewes, DE (September 22, 2014): 47 teams began racing today at the Hobie 16 North American Championships in Lewes De, A cold front came through Sunday night and provided sailors with a beautiful sunny day for the first day of racing.  Three races were completed with winds from 15-20 knots from the northwest and waves from 2-3 feet.  Jason Hess and Irene Abascal from Guatemala lead the fleet with 7 points, Pedro Colon and Monica Cabrera from Puerto Rico are in 2nd with 8 points and Dan Borg and Liana Giovando from Canada are in 3rd with 14 points.  The fleet is very deep with lots of very talented sailors. The event is also a Pan Am Games Country qualifier, with the top team from the top 3 countries (not including the host country, Canada which automatically qualifies. qualifying for the 2015 Pan Am games to be held in Toronto, Canada.  Currently the top 3 countries are Guatemala, Puerto Rico and the USA (excluding Canada) with Rich McVeigh and Carol Hilk tied with Jeff Newsome and Michelle Eatough for the top US spot.  

Day 2 Press Release

Lewes, DE (September 23, 2014):   The high pressure moved into the area for day 2 of the Hobie 16 North American Championships in Lewes De and provided a light air racing day. Two races were held with a short break for lunch in between races.  Jason Hess and Irene Abascal from Guatemala padded their lead in the regatta and are in first by 12 points.  Mark Modderman sailing with his daughter Grace Modderman (USA) moved into a tie with Dan Borg and Lianna Giovanda (CAN) for 2nd place.  Pedro Colon and Monica Cabrera are only 2 points behind in 4th place.  The sailors are preparing for a breezy day tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Hobie 16 North Americans

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2014 Open Danish Hobie Cat 16 Nationals concluded


2014 Open Danish Nationals HC16 SPI winners
DHCA, Monday, 15 September 2014

Svendborg Sunds Sejlklub 13-14 September

This years Danish Nationals were held at picturesque Svendborg Sound. Saturday with lots of sun saw winds blowing 12-16 knots from a northeasterly direction increasing Sunday to 15-20 knots in a more gray weather setting.

A combination of land-effect, current and a shifty breeze provided the competitors quite challenging conditions in both tactics and boat handling.

The Nationals were held in HC16 Classic and HC16 SPI. Eight teams from Germany took the way up and gave the event a bit of interantional glory and not least very qualified competition to the Danes! :-)

Hobie Cat 16 Classic winners:
1. Christoph Beinlich / Felicitas Franke (GER)
2. Jens Reimers / Nina Reimers (GER)
3. Thorben Wolkowski / Neele  Wolkowski (GER)

Hobie Cat 16 SPI winners:
1. Daniel Bjørnholt / Josephine Frederiksen (DEN)
2. Nicolaj Bjørnholt / Nicklas Heide (DEN)
3. Kerstin Wichardt / Sarah Schütte (GER)

Hobie Cat 16 SPI - Danish Sailing medal winners:
Gold: Daniel Bjørnholt / Josephine Frederiksen 
Silver: Nicolaj Bjørnholt / Nicklas Heide 
Bronze: Benjamin Böhme / Martin Schwensen

Hobie Cat "Action" trophy winners:
Petra Jørs / Emilie Arntoft (DEN)

Please find full results and pics below.

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2014 Open Danish Nationals HC16 Classic wiiners

2014 Open Danish Nationals HC16 SPI - Danish Sailing medal winners

2014 Open Danish Nationals HC16 - "Hobie Action Trophy" winners
 

15th Philippine Hobie Challenge


15th Philippine Hobie® Challenge
Rapunzel Garcia, Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation now officially invites participants to the 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge, scheduled on March 14th to 22nd 2015, starting from Laiya and ending in Nasugbu, Batangas.

PHC15 continues the tradition of the country's premier extreme sailing event-- 250 nautical miles travelled over a week-long gruelling race, with pit stops in some of the Philippines' best islands and beaches!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our secretariat at admin@philhobie.ph.

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