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7 Apr 2015 Bad News Regatta Currumbin Beach, Queensland,
31 Mar 2015 IHCA Rules Book updated
27 Mar 2015 Philippine Hobie Challenge Story
17 Mar 2015 2015 Brazilian and South American Hobie Championships
14 Mar 2015 2015 Polynesian Hobie Dragoon Championships
12 Mar 2015 2015/16 Hobie Cat® Australian Championships
11 Mar 2015 2015 Hobie 18 & 20 North American Championships new venue annouced
31 Mar 2015 2015 Hobie North American Championships
25 Feb 2015 2015 EHCA Hobie regatta calendar
17 Feb 2015 2015 Hobie 16 North American Championships
9 Feb 2015 Italian Hobie Multiclass Nationals announced
2 Feb 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans NOR released
7 Dec 2014 Hobie 16 Pre Europeans Clinic
15 Sep 2014 2014 Open Danish Hobie Cat 16 Nationals concluded


World Cat Prosail
Jens Hannemann, Monday, 20 April 2015

The Prosail Sail Event is hosting the annual world top class Hobie 16 event: Hobie World Cat! Located on the famous island of Sylt, Germany.

Every year Prosail Sail Events invites only the best 10 teams from each great Hobie nation, to race in front of thousands spectators daily at one of most spectacular sailing spots on the North Sea. Same spot as the world knows from the Surf World Cup for many, many years.

We ask representatives of national Class Association, to say which Hobie 16 team was  the most successful last season to come to Germany and match with the best of the best. Prosail Sail Events will provide sail, branded with your national flag and a fully equipped Hobie 16, equal for all competitors.

Prosail will be the host for the sailors from the arrival on Sylt to the end of the regatta with housing, food and drinks. The competitors will have to pay for trip to Westerland/Sylt. For example the flight to Hamburg and a 75 minutes trip with the train to Westerland/Sylt.

Invited sailors are special guests of Prosail Sail Events on Sylt for the whole time of the event!

The following countries are the most active ones to get an invitation:


Schedule World Cat 2015:

  • arrival at Westerland/Sylt in the  morning 12th August
  • training on the water
  • the Regatta will start on 13th August and finish on the 16th August
  • the departure of Westerland/Sylt is on the 17th August

Please send your request directly to: Detlef Mohr.
warm regards,

Detlef Mohr and Willy Trautmann
Prosail Sail Events
Have a Hobie Day!

For more information check out our website:


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World Cat Prosail

World Cat Prosail

World Cat Prosail

Bad News Regatta Currumbin Beach, Queensland,

Currumbin Alley
David Brookes, Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The annual Bad News Regatta will be raced off Currumbin Beach, Queensland,  6,7 & 8 June 2015. Sailors are expected from many states in Australia as well as Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The regatta is named after Bob ‘Bad News’ Hughes who was well known on the Hobie scene in Australia and Hobie 16 Worlds.  Who sadly passed away 15 years ago though his contribution to Hobie sailing is remembered at this regatta. 

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IHCA Rules Book updated

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David Brookes, Tuesday, 31 March 2015

After comment period from the Hobie sailors the IHCA Rules Committee and ISAF have approved the updating of the IHCA Class Rule Book. The Class Rules for the ISAF Hobie Classes can’t be overridden by any organisation without the approval from IHCA and ISAF.

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Philippine Hobie Challenge Story

Philippine Hobie Challenge leg 4
Photograph:Sylvain Liechti
Rapunzel Garcia, Friday, 27 March 2015

AboitizPower 15th PHC Combines World-Class Sailing and Outreach Programs in Batangas and Mindoro

The country’s premier extreme sailing race once again conquered seas and hearts in its latest edition, the AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge held last March 14 to 22, 2015. Thirteen of the world’s most daring sailors from the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, Tanzania, Canada, and the Netherlands tested their skills in the weeklong, 250 nautical-mile race on Hobie 16 sailboats.

Sailing from Laiya to Nasugbu, Batangas thru Verde Island, Puerto Galera, Ambil, and Corregidor, the AboitizPower 15th PHC continued its long tradition of mixing tough racing legs, breath-taking scenery, and a heart-tugging outreach program to small villages and indigenous communities—three ingredients that make this regatta unique and unforgettable to those who become a part of it.

Prior to the competition, festivities began with a welcome party at sports specialty store R.O.X. and an opening dinner hosted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in La Luz Beach Resort, Laiya, Batangas the following night. Afterwards, each race day was punctuated either by music-filled nights or laidback socials under starry skies.

Playa Laiya Inshore Race

The competition warmed up with a short race from La Luz Beach Resort to the coast of Landco’s leisure development Playa Laiya in San Juan, Batangas. Light winds plagued the morning, thus prompting ISAF Race Officer Jerry Rollin to declare just one race, which was won by Andrew Locke and Rob Watson (AUS). They were followed by locals Eric Tomacruz and Andy Aguila in second place and by Challenge veterans Bruce Tardrew and Sarah Turnbull (AUS) in third place.

La Luz Beach Resort Leg 1: Laiya to Verde Island

The first off-shore leg sent sailors across Tayabas Bay halfway towards the direction of Marinduque before turning west into the coral-fringed Verde Island. Grade school students of Parang Elementary School, a beneficiary of the Challenge’s Outreach Program, welcomed the sailors as they came on shore. First among them were Geoff Rowdon and Rosie Phelan (AUS), followed by Andrew and Tony Boyd (AUS), and then by Tardrew and Turnbull.

Rayomarine Leg 2: Verde Island to Puerto Galera

The following day was a race that crisscrossed the busy sealanes surrounding Verde Island. PRO Rollin shortened the course, cutting off the mark at Chicken Feather Island, and sending the fleet straight to Boquete Island in Puerto Galera where ice-cold rum cokes awaited them. First served were Geoff and Rosie, who came in 2 minutes and 45 seconds ahead of Andrew Locke and Rob Watson to chalk up their second first place. Andrew and Tony Boyd sailed in third.

Standard Insurance Inshore Race

As Puerto Galera has a long history as a sailing destination—its name translates to ‘Port of Galleons’—it was only fitting that the fleet enjoy more of its fair winds. A series of four inshore races were conducted, and after all the scores were tallied, Locke and Watson won over Tardrew and Turnbull by a hairline, thus marking Locke’s first championship of the Inshore Series in nine years. Just one point away at third place were Andrew and Tony Boyd.

The afternoon was dedicated to a meaningful outreach program to two Iraya Mangyan communites, Ambang and Lapantay. Lack of road access and travel time prevented sailors from visiting their communities, so the pupils and teachers from Ambang and Lapantay were the ones who went to the sailors. They crossed three rivers and travelled mostly on foot for four hours to reach Boquete Island to receive school supplies, medicines, clinic equipment, and solar lamps.

Potato Corner Leg 3: Puerto Galera to Ambil Island

The resumption of the offshore legs saw the strongest finish of a Filipino team in the Challenge series as Eddie Legarda and Edwin Lucero (PH) sailed in third at the mark off Ambil Island in Occidental Mindoro. Top honors for the 43 nautical mile leg went to Andrew and Tony Boyd who beat Rowdon and Phelan by 17 minutes.
The Outreach Program of the Challenge was concluded in Ambil Island, wherein Mr. Conrado Capuno of Tabao Elementary School presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the participants, sponsors, and donors of the event for donating school supplies, medicines, and a solar panel to their school. Tabao rounds up the four beneficiaries of the Outreach Program. In addition to the donations mentioned, the event’s official emergency medical support team, Lifeline Rescue, also gave first aid kits to all the beneficiary communities.

GoPro Leg 4: Ambil Island to Fortune Island and Corregidor

The GoPro leg from Ambil to Corregidor provided exciting tracks for those following the race via the live GPS tracking of WRU.PH. However, when the first of the fleet arrived at the halfway mark at Fortune Island by noon, dying winds and concern for the sailors’ safety resulted in another shortened course. Nevertheless, the fleet continued to Corregidor to spend a night in the historical island, complete with a Malinta Tunnel Night Tour.
The day’s winners were Rowdon and Phelan, the Boyds, and Locke and Watson in first, second, and third, respectively. The champions of this leg received a GoPro Hero4 Silver as a special prize for the GoPro Leg.

Canyon de Boracay Leg 5: Corregidor to Canyon Cove, Nasugbu, Batangas

The final leg of the Challenge was held off the coast of Nasugbu, from Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Fuego Point, Twin Islands, and finally the home run to Canyon Cove Beach Resort.  Rowdon and Phelan finished again in first place, followed by Tardrew and Turnbull in second place, and the Boyds in third place.

At the Awards Dinner Party held that night, over-all top honors went to all-Australian teams, two of which were in the Challenge for the first time: Champions Geoff Rowdon and Rosie Phelan , Andrew and Tony Boyd in second place, while Challenge veterans Andrew Locke and Rob Watson in third place.

Fossil Cup

The Fossil Cup, an awards category founded by one of the most ardent supporters of the Challenge, and which uses a handicapping system that rewards sailors who improved the most during the week-long race, also had its share of the spotlight. Alex Chen and Awang Lin (TAIWAN), John and Rob Morton (AUS), and George Van Veen and Marielle Munniksma (NDL) won first, second, and third places respectively.

True to its roots, the AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge once again shined the spotlight on the country as a sailing paradise that can satisfy any sailor—be they casual weekend warriors or seasoned veterans.  It has stayed true to what its organizers, the Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation, envisioned it—as an event that promotes sailing as an eco-friendly sport, takes the country’s beautiful spots on the world stage, and gives back to the remote and needy seaside communities in the race route.

The AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge was sponsored by La Luz Beach Resort, Rayomarine, Potato Corner, GoPro, Canyon de Boracay Premiere, Standard Insurance, Landco, and Blood Red Clothing. Emergency Medical Support was provided by Lifeline Rescue, while GPS Tracking was provided by WRU.PH. It was also supported by the Department of Tourism- Region IV-A, the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro, Taal Lake Yacht Club, Novellino Wines, Seahorse Marine, and R.O.X.



Philippine Hobie Challenge Leg 5

Philippine Hobie Challenge Leg 2

2015 Brazilian and South American Hobie Championships

2015 South American-Brazilian Championship
Photograph:Ricardo Pedebos
ABCHC, Tuesday, 17 March 2015

With an overwhelming performance (Claudio Teixeira and Bruno Oliveira) won the South American Hobie 16 Championships also stamping their passports to Canada for the Pan Am Games.They will represent Brazil in the Pan American Games 2015, in Toronto.  The pair won the Brazilian and the South American Championships sailed at Porto Alegre / RS, event hosted by South Sailboats Club.  In total nine races and all with good winds were played, except the last which was raced in light winds, but served to confirm that the double champion is really prepared to defend themselves in any wind condition . 

The Brazilian Championships  of the Hobie 14, which in strong presence of sailors from Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, and the championship was won by Adam Marx Mayerle (Joinville) that with his undeniable performance did not have to compete in the last race of the series. 

 HOBIE CAT 14   
1 Adam Max Mayerle (SC) 
2 Márcio Tozzi (RS)
3 John Carlos Lindau (RS) 
Rookie: Vinicius Dall'Agnol (RS)  ·
Grand Master: Márcio Tozzi ·
Master: Klaus Mueller  ·
Junior: Richard Klafke 

1 Claudio Teixeira and Bruno Oliveira (SP) 
2 José Roberto de Jesus and Octavio Cardoso (SP)
3 Bernardo Arndt and Adriana Overgoor (SP)
4 André Montenegro Henriques and Isabelle Crispin (PB)
 5 Mark Ferrari and Caroline P. Sylvestre (SP) 
Newcomers: Allan Godoy and Elisha da Silva (PR)  ·
Junior: Ricardo Lis and Gustavo Azambuja (VDS-RS)  ·
National Boat: Allan Godoy and Elisha da Silva (PR)  ·
Super Grand Master: Luiz Gonzaga Machado and Eluisio Biancarde (ES)  ·
Grand Master: Carlos Afonso Sodré and Liane Sodré (RJ)  ·
Master: Claudio Teixeira and Bruno Oliveira (SP)


Com uma performance avassaladora a dupla “só Love” C&B (Claudinho e Bruno) desbancaram pelo menos outras três duplas igualmente favoritas e acabam de carimbar os passaportes para o Canadá. Será o Brasil nos Jogos Pan-americanos de 2015, em Toronto.

E a vaga foi conquistada no CAMPEONATO SULBRASILEIRO E PRÉ-PANAMENRICANO DE HOBIE CAT ocorrido entre os dias 11/15 na Raia da Pedra Redonda, em Porto Alegre/RS, evento sediado pelo Clube Veleiros do Sul.

No total, foram disputadas nove regatas e todas com bons ventos, exceto na última que estava fraco, mas que serviu para confirmar que a dupla campeã realmente está preparada para nos defender em qualquer condição de vento e tempo.

O evento SULBRASILEIRO DE HOBIE CAT também teve a participação da Classe HOBIE CAT 14, que por sua vez contou com a presença marcante de velejadores de Santa Catarina e Rio Grande do Sul, tendo a disputa sido vencida pelo iatista Adam Marx Mayerle (Joinville), que com a sua performance incontestável nem precisou disputar a ultima regata da série.

A súmula final pode ser acessada no link “RESULTADOS” deste site. Confira.


Campeão Adam Max Mayerle (SC)
2º Márcio Tozzi (RS)
3º João Carlos Lindau (RS)
·Estreante: Vinícius Dall'Agnol (RS)
·Gran Master: Márcio Tozzi ·
Master: Klaus Mueller
·Junior: Richard Klafke

Campeões: Cláudio Teixeira e Bruno Oliveira (SP)
2º José Roberto de Jesus e Otávio Cardoso (SP)
3ºBernardo Arndt e Adriana Overgoor (SP)
4º André Montenegro Henriques e Isabelle Crispim (PB)
5º Marcos Ferrari e Caroline P. Sylvestre (SP)

Estreantes: Allan Godoy e Eliseu da Silva (PR)
·Júnior: Ricardo Lis e Gustavo Azambuja (VDS-RS)
·Barco Nacional: Allan Godoy e Eliseu da Silva (PR)
·Super Gran Master: Luiz Gonzaga Machado e Eluisio Biancarde (ES)
·Grand Master: Carlos Afonso Sodré e Liane Sodré (RJ)
·Master: Cláudio Teixeira e Bruno Oliveira (SP)


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2015 South American-Brazilian Championship

2015 Polynesian Hobie Dragoon Championships

Ecole de voile d’Arue
David Brookes, Saturday, 14 March 2015

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer de l'organisation du CHAMPIONNAT DE POLYNESIE de HOBIE DRAGOON 2015.
Il sera organisé par l'EVA, durant le week-end du 01, 02 et 03 Mai (3 jours), c'est a dire en même temps que la TPR.
Vous trouverez en PJ, les informations nécessaires pour l'épreuve sportive de voile, qui sera ouvert aux jeunes de moins de 16 ans.
Je vous prie de bien diffuser l'information a tous les jeunes de vos clubs et de votre entourage.
Pour que ce soit un beau championnat de Polynésie, il faudrait que tous les clubs de Tahiti nui, de Tahiti iti, de Moorea et de Raiatea, inscrivent leurs jeunes. Nous pouvons mettre a disposition un hébergement pour ceux qui le demandent.

Cette manifestation est a 3 semaines avant le Championnat de Polynésie d'Optimist et de Hobie 16.

Bon vent !

We are pleased to inform you of the organization of POLYNESIA CHAMPIONSHIP HOBIE DRAGOON of 2015. It will be organized by EVA during the weekend of 01, 02 and 03 May (3 days), . You will find Notice of Race, the information needed to sail the sporting event, which will be open to young people under 16 years. I ask you to disseminate information to all young people in your clubs and your surroundings. For it to be a beautiful championship Polynesia would require all clubs Tahiti Nui Tahiti Iti, Moorea and Raiatea, register their youth. We can make available accommodation for those who request it.

This event is 3 weeks before the Polynesian Championship Optimist and Hobie 16.

Good luck!

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2015/16 Hobie Cat® Australian Championships

2015/16 Hobie Cat Australian Championships
David Brookes, Thursday, 12 March 2015

Salamander Bay - Port Stephens 29th Dec 15 - 3rd Jan 16

Hogs Breath Cafe and Hobie Cat® Australasia are proud to announce the 2015/16 Hobie Cat Australian Championships will be held at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club, Soldiers Point, NSW, from the 29th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016.

Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club is located on Port Stephens with a sandy beach and grassy launching area. We will be sailing on Salamander Bay with predominately north easterly to south easterly sea breezes.

Ample camping and quality accommodation is closely situated in walking distance to the PSSAC, while the town centre of Nelson Bay is only a short 10 minute drive. Go to the EVENT WEB SITE to get a sneak preview of the perfect Port Stephens location.

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2015/16 Hobie Cat Australian Championships Salamander Bay

2015/16 Hobie Cat Australian Championships Salamander Bay

2015 Hobie 18 & 20 North American Championships new venue annouced

2015 Hobie 18 & 20 North American Championships
David Brookes, Wednesday, 11 March 2015

2015 Hobie 18 & 20 North American Championships have officially been rescheduled!
We've picked a venue guaranteed to have water!
August 3rd-7th At Avila Beach on the Central Coast of California.

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2015 Hobie North American Championships

HCANA logo
HCANA, Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Hobie 17 North Americans LINK
-  Clear Lake Yacht Club, Clear Lake, Iowa       
 June 8 – 12, 2015  
Hobie Youth Wave North Americans LINK
 Sail Sand Point, Seattle, Washington       
June 26 – 28, 2015           
Hobie Youth Hobie 16 North Americans LINK
  Lake Quinault, Quinault, Washington.       
July 26 – 29, 2015           
Hobie 18, 20, Tiger and Wildcat North American's LINK
Relocated to Avila Beach 
August 3rd-7th 2015
Hobie 14 North Americans
-     Mississauga Sailing Club, Ontario, Canada     
August 21 – 23, 2015       
Hobie 16 North Americans LINK
-     Pensacola Yacht Club,    
September 20 – 25, 2015

2015 EHCA Hobie regatta calendar

2015 European Calendar
David Brookes, Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The current 2015 EHCA Hobie regatta calendar has been updated with Hobie racing all throughout Europe allowing all the sailors some great regattas to attend

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2015 Hobie 16 North American Championships

2015 North American Hobie 16 Championship
David Brookes, Tuesday, 17 February 2015

September 20 to 25 at Pensacola Yacht Club

2015 Hobie 16 North American Championships September 20 to 25 at Pensacola Yacht Club.

19th September 14:00 to 17:00
20th September 10:00 to 17:00
21st September 08:00 to 09:00

Practice races
Tentative PM 20th September

21st to 23rd September
Round Robin (four groups, two starts per race)
24th to 25th September
Gold and Silver Fleet racing

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Italian Hobie Multiclass Nationals announced

2015 Italian Hobie MultiClass Championships
David Brookes, Monday, 9 February 2015

The Italian Hobie Class Association is pleased to announce the Italian Hobie Championships for the Hobie 16, Tiger, Wild Cat and Dragoon classes Compagnia Della Vela Grosseto.

A perfect warm up for the Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans

Thursday 9th July registration and measurement
Friday 10th July registration and measurement and racing
Saturday 11th July racing
Sunday 12th July Racing and prize giving

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Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans NOR released

David Brookes, Monday, 2 February 2015

The 2015 Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans have released the Notice of Race.

The entry list is growing at what is shaping to be another great Hobie event with lots of boats and friends attending. So please enter to ensure your spot at the Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans. 

Please note that to have your entires confirmed you must transfer the money. 

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 Notice of Race PDF
 Entry List


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

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


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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 Results HC16 Classic
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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