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27 Jan 2015 2015 Hobie Mid-Winter East North America
23 Jan 2015 2015 South African Hobie 14 Championships
20 Jan 2015 North American Hobie 18,20 Tiger and Wild Cat Championships
20 Jan 2015 Hobie Cat Announces Videos Produced by Gary Jobson
19 Jan 2015 New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals charter boats available
16 Jan 2015 HCANA announces the dates for the North American Championships for Hobie 17, Hobie Wave and Hobie 14
14 Jan 2015 Hobie Dragoon Charter boats for 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds
4 Jan 2015 2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 4 and final
2 Jan 2015 2014 Australian Hobie Championships Day 2
24 Dec 2014 Challenge of the Forts, Bay of Florianopolis , Brazil
11 Dec 2014 Hobie Cat Europe Charter boat program 2015 Multi-Worlds & H16 Europeans
7 Dec 2014 Hobie 16 Pre Europeans Clinic
3 Dec 2014 Comments on proposed General Class Rule 17.8, HC16 Rule 7 and HC14 3.6
15 Sep 2014 2014 Open Danish Hobie Cat 16 Nationals concluded
 

2015 Hobie Mid-Winter East North America


2015 Hobie Mid-Winter East
David Brookes, Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hobie Mid-Winter East
Ocean Springs Yacht Club April 10-12 2015
The regatta is open to all Hobie Cat classes.

Schedule
Thursday, April 9
3Pm-7PM Registration

Friday, April 10
9AM Registration
9:30AM Competitors Meeting
11:30AM 1st Warning Signal
6PM Dinner

Saturday, April 11
Racing continues
6PM Dinner Party

Sunday, April 12
Racing continues
2PM no warning signal after this time

Other Links
 Notice of Race

 

2015 South African Hobie 14 Championships


South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015
John Ryall, Friday, 23 January 2015

The Hobie 14 National Championships held at Knysna Yacht Club will be a regatta that will be remembered for a long time. Superb organisation by K YC, strong winds / medium winds / light winds all made up a for a memorable event. The results show that Blaine Dodds had to discard a fourth and a first ! to win the event for the umpteenth time. The truth is that he was pushed to the limit by a number of people in different races. Don Tait, William Edwards, Declan Nurse, Nic Ryall and Douglas Edwards were all ahead of Blaine in one race or another but only Douglas managed to steal a race win from the ‘Master’. It was noticeable that 6 out of the top 7 finishers were from Knysna Yacht Club with only Nic Ryall mastering the tricky tidal conditions that favoured the local sailors. Hobie Sailors are notoriously ‘Last minute dot.com’ when it comes to entering a regatta and they gave KYC a few sleepless nights before the regatta waiting to see if there would be sufficient entries. However we had a very encouraging final entry list of 22 boats from all around the country except Durban ! We welcomed Byron Ravenscroft and Mark Gale from East London and happy campers Johnnie (and Lisa) McGillivray from Port Elizabeth. It ticked all the boxes – we managed to get a development sailor on a Hobie Ben Hani (who will be keeping the one WCHCA 14 to sail in Knysna), we had both WCHCA Hobie 14’s sailing thanks to Shannon Du Plessis and as you can see from the photos even had some very good looking camp followers courtesy of Matthew Whitehead. Perhaps the overriding thing of the regatta was the number of gear failures. Most of the South African Hobie 14’s are showing their age having been made in the 70s and 80s and breakage is commonplace. Even Blaine's championship winning 14 was bought new by him in 1980 ! When the only new ‘French’ 14 in the fleet broke a shroud there were no replacement shrouds of a suitable length available as on the French boats the shrouds go to the gunwale not the sidebar. You need to thoroughly overhaul your Hobie at least two weeks before – not in the boat park before the start of the first race. You must forgive me if I have not got all the stories this time – I was very busy trying to keep my mast in an upright position !

Day 1 – Friday 16th of January

The weather forecast did not look promising with gale force winds predicted on Friday and very light winds the rest of the weekend. For once the weather forecast was correct with driving rain and SW winds of up to 48 knots coming through early in the morning. The boat park campers were driven into the Sail Loft or took refuge on William Edwards beautiful new keel boat – moored alongside for the duration of the regatta. Only one boat was blown off a trailer but no damage was done. With high tide at 12.48 it was important to get sailing on the go by 10.30 or so - the winds moderated to around 20 to 25 knots with occasional stronger gusts but fortunately the rain held off. As you can see from the results 12 sailors decided that discretion was the better part of valour for the first race (or they were still fixing their boats in the boat park) and sat the first race out. With conditions moderating for the second and third races this was reduced to 6 sailors who decided that the wind was still too strong for them. Matthew Whitehead had his mast fall down in the first race and then had the indignity of being OCS in the second race. There were a total of 5 masts that came down some more than once. William Edwards had rudder trouble with the boat he had borrowed from Tony Gradwell to replace the famous ‘Eugenie’, and was heard to say that he would never sail a 14 again. There was an excellent braai in the evening at the yacht club.

Day 2 – Saturday 16th of January

With high tide being at 13.45 on the Saturday things didn't look very promising up until just before 12 o'clock - see photos above. Gary Hubach had time to fit some rear view mirrors to his boat – as he said ‘so that he could see what Blaine was doing behind him’ ! A light southerly wind came through which continued to build throughout the afternoon up to a maximum of about 15 knots which made for ideal sailing conditions. Race officer Andrew Finn managed to get in 5 races with only the last couple of races being marred by the reappearance of sandbanks where you had previously sailed over. A sandbank at the end of the start line for races seven and eight made starting interesting to say the least. Nic Ryall had an excellent run with 3,2,3, and a 6th place his day only being marred by a main sheet traveller failing in race 7 when he was lying 3rd behind William and Blaine. Douglas Edwards managed to keep Blaine, his dad and Nic behind him to win race 6 and all the time the Knysna boys - Don Tait, Declan Nurse and Don Brink were quietly going about getting results in the top 10. Blaine and Robberg Sea Fisheries provided a mouth-watering fish braai in the evening.

Day 3 – Sunday 17th of January

KYC treated us to a champagne breakfast in the morning. Jimmy Cairns was able to show off his talents as a piper, piping in breakfast and advertising the Piping Tattoo to be held in Knysna on 28 February. As high tide was now at 14.36 and with a cut-off for racing of 15.00 it was imperative to get in races early. Race officer Andrew moved the course up towards the heads where the sandbanks were at least visable. A 5 knot current sweeping up the channel made starting interesting especially as you had to get over to the sandbank in the middle of the course as quickly as possible to avoid the tide. William Edwards took an early gamble to sail across the sand bank and was rewarded with a second place to Blaine. In the last race the surprise package was an excellent third place by Daniel Lawrence (son of Allan Lawrence - former world Hobie 14 champion) who had taken over Tony Gradwell's 14 after getting totally frustrated with the rudders on the boat that he had borrowed.

The prize giving was so slick that the results and photographs were on Facebook before the prize giving had even finished. Each of the winners was presented with a handmade wooden boat by a local artist. Klaas de Rooy won the prize for the oldest competitor and Nic Ryall the one for the first junior. Byron Ravenscroft for the noisiest sailor !

K YC is to be thanked for a very memorable event - and at the wonderful thing is that they have agreed to host the Hobie 14 nationals again next year should no one put in an opposing bid

 

 

 

Rank

Class

Sail No

Club

Helm

Age

R 1

R 2

R 3

R 4

R 5

R 6

R 7

R 8

R 9

R 10

Total

Nett

1st

H14

8008

KYC

Dodds Blaine

55

-1

1

1

1

1

-4

1

1

1

1

13

8

2nd

H14

60006

KYC

Edwards William

50

3

23

23

6

3

2

2

2

3

2

69

23

3rd

H14

60275

KYC

Tait Don

40

2

4

5

2

9

-11

3

-10

2

5

53

32

4th

H14

60466

KYC

Nurse Declan

40

4

3

2

4

5

6

9

3

-10

-10

56

36

5th

H14

60526

ZVYC

Ryall Nick

17

23

8

8

3

2

3

23

6

4

8

88

42

6th

H14

47322

KYC

Edwards Douglas

21

8

7

-12

8

4

1

6

-13

5

7

71

46

7th

H14

60437

KYC

Brink Donald

47

23

2

4

7

7

5

5

4

-18

13

88

47

8th

H14

60454

LYC

Ayres R

47

9

-12

9

12

6

7

-13

9

12

4

93

68

9th

H14

60523

LDYC

Girard Charles

38

5

5

6

10

-13

12

12

23

11

9

106

70

10th

H14

60098

ABYC

McGillivray John

40

7

6

7

-18

23

9

11

7

9

14

111

70

11th

H14

60127

LYC

Whitehead Matt

21

23

23

3

13

8

23

7

12

8

16

136

90

12th

H14

60534

TCC

White Douglas

16

6

10

11

-16

14

14

14

8

-15

15

123

92

13th

H14

47381

FHBSC

Cairns Jim

61

23

9

10

-21

12

13

10

11

17

17

143

99

14th

H14

60382

BRYC

Ravenscroft Byron

28

23

23

23

5

18

8

4

23

13

6

146

100

15th

H14

69666

PYC

Hubach Gary

47

23

23

23

11

23

10

8

5

14

12

152

106

16th

H14

77

TSC

de Rooy Klaas

71

23

23

23

14

10

23

23

15

6

11

171

125

17th

H14

60418

ELYC

Gale Mark

38

23

11

23

15

15

18

18

14

19

21

177

131

18th

H14

63180

FHBSC

Ryall John

61

23

23

23

17

17

23

15

16

7

19

183

137

19th

H14

604404

KYC

Gradwell Tony

50

23

23

23

9

11

16

16

23

23

23

190

144

20th

H14

60440

FBYC

Lawrence Daniel

19

23

23

23

19

23

15

17

23

23

3

192

146

21st

H14

60525

ZYC

Ilgner Hartmut

57

23

23

23

20

16

17

19

17

20

18

196

150

22nd

H14

41273

KYC

Hani Bhekumuzi

18

23

23

23

22

23

23

20

18

16

20

211

165

 

Other Links
 Knysna Yacht Club Facebook with more photos


South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

South African Hobie 14 nationals 2015

Blaine Dodds winner of 2015 South African Hobie 14 nationals

Blaine and William (on left) at the 1979 Hobie 14 Worlds Plettenberg Bay RSA
 

North American Hobie 18,20 Tiger and Wild Cat Championships


North American Hobie 18,20 Tiger and Wild Cat Championships
David Brookes, Tuesday, 20 January 2015

All condo/cabin and camping info is on the NOR attached.  If you call about Lake Shore cabins, ask for Gabby. Lake Shore WILL NOT book a cabin for our regatta until we are sure the lake will have water.  Cabins booked at Lake Shore are non-refundable.  Condos booked are refundable but please consult you agent.The 2015 Hobie H18, H20, Tiger and Wild Cat Championships are excited in the Sierra Mountain Range.  Huntington Lake!!  The dates are August 3-7, 2015.

VERY IMPORTANT!!  If you think you might come, please book a camp site late January or early February if you plan to camp.  This is a high mountain area of CA and it is very popular because of the views and excellent sailing.  The good sites book up early.  If for some reason you can't come after you book, or the regatta is relocated again, the camp site can be canceled. Popular site are College, Deer Creek, Kinnikinnick

Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov

All condo/cabin and camping info is on the NOR attached.  If you call about Lake Shore cabins, ask for Gabby. Lake Shore WILL NOT book a cabin for our regatta until we are sure the lake will have water.  Cabins booked at Lake Shore are non-refundable.  Condos booked are refundable but please consult you agent.

 

Other Links
 Notice of Race

 

Hobie Cat Announces Videos Produced by Gary Jobson


2015 Hobe 16 North Americans
Rich McVeigh, Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Oceanside, California – January 20, 2015 - Hobie® sailing - fun, familiar places, new places, old friends, new friends, and memories  - of fun times with people who share a love of the class. The International Hobie Class Association, the Hobie Class Association of North America and Hobie Cat® World Wide announce the release of two videos produced by Gary Jobson that document Hobie sailing and the “Hobie Way of Life”.   http://www.hobiecat.com/hobie-cat-racing/

“Defining a Hobie Cat sailor is easy.  These are passionate sailors who know how to work hard, and play hard.   Our film crew was invited to the recent North American Championship to document this enduring class.  Sailors from across North America spent five days racing in a wide variety of wind conditions, spending their precious vacation time socializing and racing hard.  Many sailors referred to the class as “family.”   I find the culture in the class to be uplifting.  The veteran sailors were always available to help the less experienced. One sailor remarked, “The stronger the competition, the better the sailor I become.”   The list of competitors ranged in age from 15 to 75.  The interviews with the sailors tell the story of why so many are attached to the Hobie way of life.  The Hobie Cat is a boat that was first introduced in 1968 and continues to provide great racing and great events.  We hope our videos inspires many new sailors to join one of the Hobie Classes.” Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson is a former All-American collegiate sailor. He won the America's Cup in 1977, as tactician for Ted Turner. Also a broadcaster/producer,  ESPN's Sailing Analyst, lecturer,  writer and  Editor at Large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines.  Jobson is the pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S.  He is a former President of US Sailing and current Vice President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). http://www.jobsonsailing.com

The International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) is the governing class association for all the Hobie Classes. The IHCA ensures fairness of racing by having the same class rules for all competitors around the world. The  one design class rules allow very limited changes to the boat so the best sailor not the best equipment wins.

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brazil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.  http://www.hobiecat.com

 

 

Other Links
 Hobie Cat racing page

 

New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals charter boats available


2015 New Zealand Hobie 16 Championships
Malcolm Lambert, Monday, 19 January 2015
SCHEDULE: 

 Registration: Thursday 5th February 2015, 1100hr to 1500hr. Manly Pole Race: Thursday 5th February Briefing 1530hr warning signal 1600hr.This is an invitation race only and is not part of the National Championship. 

Briefing : Friday 6th February 2015  0930hr  

 Dates of racing: 

 6th February – 3 races 

 7th February – 3 races 

 8th February – 3 races 

The Thursday is a set up day, and late afternoon invitation race, but not included in the points system that is part of the nationals.

Friday night will be a BBQ at Manly sailing club $10 per head

Saturday evening a sit down social dinner at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club price tbc and must be paid for in advance

Sunday after racing we will have prize giving at Manly sailing club with BBQ options again at $10 per person.

Detailed information will be in the registration pack.

You will also need to be a Hobie Fleet member and show proof of it at registration.

If you are not a member please lets us know so we can help you in sorting this.

Malcolm Lambert malmattella(at)gmail.com or Zane Blomfield zane(at)sailaway.co.nz are  avialable  to help people who want to charter out a boat who are out of town. Also Malcolm or Zane can help with your accommodation and transport needs if required.

Other Links
 Hobie Cat NZ
 Manly Sailing Club
 Hobie sailng NZ Facebook
 Notice of Race

 

HCANA announces the dates for the North American Championships for Hobie 17, Hobie Wave and Hobie 14


HCANA logo
David Brookes, Friday, 16 January 2015

The Hobie Class Association of North America have announced the follwoing North American Championships.

Hobie 17 North Americans
-          June 8 – 12, 2015             Clear Lake Yacht Club, Clear Lake, Iowa
 
Hobie Youth Wave North Americans
-          June 26 – 28, 2015           Sun Sand Point, Seattle, Washington
 
Hobie 14 North Americans
-          August 21 – 23, 2015       Mississauga Sailing Club, Ontario, Canada

More details as they are announced. 

 

Hobie Dragoon Charter boats for 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds


MultiWorlds
David Brookes, Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hobie Cat Europe has made some Hobie Dragoon charter boats available for the 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds. 

Please fill out the form and send to Hobie Cat Europe to ensure your Hobie Dragoon for the 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds at Lake Garda.

Thank you to Hobie Cat Europe for making charter boats available for the MutliWorlds. 

Other Links
 Hobie Dragoon Charter form
 Hobie MultiWorlds web site

 

2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 4 and final


2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4
Shauna McGee, Sunday, 4 January 2015

Day 4 Finals – Summary

Three races, Races 15, 16 and 17.

Race 15 (first race of the morning)
The day started with extremely light wind – maybe even a morning for a Hobie Kayak! The wind reached an average speed of 5 knots by the start of race 14, but just barely.  The course was set further south than the day before. The gate (C) was near the entrance to the estuary, and the windward mark was well inside the groin, inline with a group of silos visible from the water.The course was 1GO (ACA) twice around the windward mark, but only once through the downwind gate. Standard start with a P flag, 681 and 465 were over early. Light breeze forced a leisurely start.Seaward side of the course was favoured and most of the teams chose to go west. After the first boats rounded the windward mark, 469 tacked and the fleet behind started stacking up. Several boats rear-ended the front boats. The light wind left no way for the boats in the gaggle to move or tack out. A few more boats hit the A mark trying to avoid the collisions. There was another stack up behind the boats hitting the mark.Boats on starboard that are coming from the seaward (west) side of the course scream past the stalled boats. Leaders go through the C mark and nearly lap the fleet on the last turn around the A mark. Boats heading to finish work the middle of the course. Epps 344, Wood 648, Owen 111 first to finish. Wind picking up to an average of 7 knots with gusts up to 11 knots. Midfleet is catching up to finishers with the fresh wind.

Race 16
The race committee called course 2GO ACACA (three laps around the windward mark). The downwind gate is sitting near a sandy shoal a short distance outside of the dolphin conservation area. The wind is blowing 7 to 11 knots (light to moderate) out of the southwest, edging westward.Clean start. 144 Fairey’s jib shackle broke moments into the start. He experienced some difficulty intentionally capsizing his boat to retrieve the jib halyard, but got the line and halyard sorted. 144 dropped out of race 16.Lead boats were favouring the shore. Half of the fleet took the westward course to sea. Three laps around the windward mark allow for plenty of changes among leaders and midfleet.Wind started to swing south at the gate. A large number of boats chose to tack and take the middle of the course, instead of going to the edge of the course.Warren-Myers was first through the gate ending the second lap and starting the third lap up to the A mark. Houk, Epps, and Butler worked the gate. Butler on port pushed through Epps allowing Owen 111 to cut inside and gain two places.Wind picked up at the gate and hulls were flying on both sides of the course. A gap formed between the midfleet and back of fleet during the end of the second lap.Houk appeared to be first to finish race 16, but may have been edged out by Warren-Myers. 222 Butler 2nd, Houk 3rd.

Race 17
The final race of the day was set up as course 6GO set, 2 laps around the windward mark. The committee boat moved the finish line to the windward side of the course after the start.There was a general recall, with too many boats over to call individual boats out. The race committee put up the black flag. The wind remains steady, light to moderate. The water is smooth with very little swell. Barney Houk was first around the A mark on the first lap. 807 and Epps were next around the mark.By the end of the race, the shore-side (south-eastern side) of the course was the favoured side. The boats finished upwind.Lap 2, Houk again rounded first, with Butler close at their stern. 807 and Epps duelled for next positions at the offset mark. Houk rounded through the gate and chose the shore side of the course. Lost a lot of his lead to Butler. Butler appeared to cross the finish line with Houk right behind. Smith and Epps crossed 3rd and 4th. Phil Smythe 339 had an outstanding finish. 807, 472, and 657 cleaned up the back of the top finishers.

Other Links
 Web site
 Results
 Photos
 winners Darren Smith and Josie Mark video


2014 Australian Championships Day 4

2014 Australian Championships Day 4

2014 Australian Championships Day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

2014 Australian Hobie Championships day 4

Masters top 3

Open Hobie 16 top 3
 

2014 Australian Hobie Championships Day 2


Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2
Shauna McGee, Friday, 2 January 2015

Race Day 2 - Morning

The morning was overcast and little colder than it has been for the previous few days.  Initially glassy the wind started to waft in slowly around 9.15 am and slowly filled in to a consistent 5- 7 knots.

Race 4

Naturally the first start was a general recall with some a little over eager.

The second start got away well and the breeze favoured the left beach side.  Those near the pin end generally got the better of it if they found some clear air CracknWood led the way to the top mark the first time.  The breeze was consistent throughout and with a downwind finish there were plenty of position changes from the top mark to the finish line.

1    Sofrana    114203    Fletcher Warren-Myers/Georgia Warren-Myers

2    Cracknwood    113648    Lance Wood/Lucinda Crisp

3   Reddog    114211   Peter Redway/Grady Redway

Race 5

The competitive juices were really flowing in the second morning race.  The wind had come up a few notches and was in the 8 – 12 knot range.  The first start was a general recall which was great for Red Dog who was half way to the top mark by the time the gun went.  The blag flag then made its first appearance for the day, but that didn’t slow all of us down.  That start also ended up with a general recall and two boats being black-flagged.  The third attempt got off well, this time however the right hand side of the course paid dividends for those that went that way.   The fleet was tight in this race and there were once again many good luck and hard luck stories on the last leg that was finished upwind

1   Blew By You  111796 Darren Smith/Josie Mark

2   Sofrana   114203   Fletcher Warren-Myers/Georgia Warren-Myers

3   A Salt Weapon    115666   Rob Smith/Miranda Dibdin

Other Links
 web site
 Results
 Photos
 News Video


Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2

Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2

Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2

Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2

Australian Hobie Cat Nationals Day 2
 

Challenge of the Forts, Bay of Florianopolis , Brazil


Challenge of the Forts
Photograph:Gabriel Heusi
Alan Freeman, Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The last week of October, the "Challenge of the Forts" regatta was held in state of Santa Catarina. Several forts in the Bay of Florianopolis were used as "marks" in the 15 nautical mile course. Sailors from the States of Santa Catarina, Parana, and Rio Grande do Sul participated in the regatta. We presented trophies in the Hobie Cat 16, Hobie Cat 14, (based on corrected time - handicap) categories. A diverse group of sponsors for the regatta and the regatta is now on the official calendar of events sanctioned by the State of Santa Catarina.

For the Challenge of the Forts, was covered by a number of media outlets. A television program that focuses on nautical subjects dedicated an entire 30 minute program to the regatta. In addition, a web based program covered the event along with the local news and newspapers.  The monthly magazine of the largest yacht club in the region will dedicate 2 pages to the regatta in their December edition. The local TV and web station complimented the material that was created by the drone company and professional photographer that Hobie hired for the event.

 

Other Links
 Drone Footage
 Facebook Page of Event
 H2O Web TV
 World of the Ocean television program Part 1
 World of the Ocean television program Part 2


Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts

Challenge of the Forts
 

Hobie Cat Europe Charter boat program 2015 Multi-Worlds & H16 Europeans


MultiWorlds
Hobie Cat Europe, Thursday, 11 December 2014

Important notice

The charter boats are reserved in priority to overseas competitors, members of a national Hobie Class Association, who will send their application form with full payment (charter fee+transport) before the 31st of April 2015. No charter boat will be confirmed without full payment of the fees.

Charter fees per boat (prices include VAT 22 %)

  •  Hobie16/16Spi=1075Euros
  • Hobie 14 = 690 Euros

  •  Hobie Wild Cat without spinnaker = 1 480 Euros
  •  Hobie Wild Cat with spinnaker = 1 660 Euros

The prices are per boat, and valid for the whole duration of the event.
Transport costs to the site and back to the factory to be added : 210 Euros per boat

Delivery of the boats

  •    The boats will be delivered on the 25th of July at the Hobie Sport on the beach.
  •   The competitors will have to assemble and disassemble the boats.
  •   Special arrangements will have to be made with Hobie Cat Europe in case the assembly is not possible.
  •   At the end of the event, each boat will be rinsed with fresh water, the sails taken off and rinsed, the mast will be disassemble. The whole equipment will be checked by Hobie Cat Europe before it is completely disassembled and packed for the return. After the packing the deposit will be refunded by Hobie Cat Europe. 

How to book a boat ?

  •   Payment by credit card of bank transfer. Fill in the charter form and send before the 31 of April 2015 either by fax at +33 4 94081399 or per e-mail at hobiecat@hobie-cat.net
  •  Payment by cheque : Fill in the charter form, join the cheque and send both per post before 31 of April 2015, to Hobie Cat Europe, ZI Toulon Est, CS60250, 83078 Toulon cedex 9 (for the attention of Regatta Department).

  • An order confirmation will be sent by Hobie Cat Europe upon receipt of the charter form, but no confirmation will be sent until full payment is received. 

  •  Deposit for damage or loss 
  •  A refundable deposit of 700 Euros per boat will have to be paid on site either in cash or traveler cheque before the regatta.
  •  This deposit will be paid to the Hobie Cat representative on site before the delivery of the boat and will be refunded after the regatta and after a full checking.ï‚· Only Euros will be accepted.
  •  No payment by credit card will be accepted for the deposit
  •  In case of damage or loss, the amount for repair will be taken from the deposit and the competitor will have to restore the initial amount of the deposit before starting the next race. 

Insurance

  • The sailor who charter the boat will have to give evidence of his third liability insurance before he is allowed to use the charter boat.
  • The sailor will be responsible of the boat and its equipment during the whole event. The sailor and his crew will assemble the boat before the regatta and will disassemble it after the regatta. This include to remove all stickers that will have been applied on the hulls and sails for the regatta.

  •  In case of thief, a declaration will be to be filled with the local police and signed both by the sailor or his representant and Hobie Cat representative. In this case, a forfeit of 700 Euros will be supported by the sailors (amount of the deposit).

  • Many thanks to Hobie Cat Europe for the ongoing support in making the charter boats available. 

Other Links
 Application form

 

Hobie 16 Pre Europeans Clinic


Hobie 16 Pre Europeans clinic
David Brookes, Sunday, 7 December 2014

Take the unique opportunity to take part at this international Hobie training camp on Lake Garda, Malcesine prior the 2015 Hobie Europeans trained by appointed Hobie coach Lamberto Cesari and Heinz Stickl Operating Manager of Stickl Sportcamp.

Hobie training camp will be organized from 29th March until 1st April 2015

Participants from all countries are very well welcomed
Location: Hobie Stickl Sportcamp in Malcesine (across Campione) on Lake Garda
Coaches: Lamberto Cesari and Heinz Stickl
Getting there: low cost airlines to Verona or Milano/Bergamo and transfers to the Sportcamp
Training on the waters of Campione for the 2015 HOBIE Europeans
 Program:

Arriving on Saturday 28th March in Hotel Rosa right at the beach next to the Sportcamp

4 days Hotel including half-board
4 days fullday training with Lamberto and Heinz
9 available Hobie 16’s in perfect regatta shape ‘‘ready-to-go’’
Price: min. 670 € - max. 740 € depending on rooms

Reservation: deadline 15.02.2015

Stickl Sportcamp

37018 Malcesine

Via Gardesana 144 b

info@stickl.com
www.stickl.com

 

Comments on proposed General Class Rule 17.8, HC16 Rule 7 and HC14 3.6


IHCA logo
IHCA Rule Committee, Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The IHCA Rules Committee have been busy with new proposals to General Rule 17.8 (Masters and Grand Master), Hobie 16 Rule 7 (Women and youth racing in Open maintain Open weight limits) and Hobie 14 new 3.7 allowing a mast rotation control kit. For full wording see the article below. The IHCA Rules Committee will only approve the change with the sailors support and approval.

Other Links
 General Rule 17.8, HC16 Rule 7 and HC Rule 3.6

 

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.

Other Links
 Results HC16 SPI
 Results HC16 Classic
 Pictures (on FB)


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