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24 Aug 2014 2014 TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
22 Aug 2014 Hobie Asian Championships 2014 Hong Kong
22 Aug 2014 Norcat in Brazil 5-7 September
18 Aug 2014 Australia wins the Hobie World Cat 2014, Denmark and South Africa on podium
14 Aug 2014 BSP Oceania Championship Fiji
14 Aug 2014 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge
14 Aug 2014 Hobie World Cat 2014 the best catamaran sailors meet for the showdown in Westerland on Sylt
8 Aug 2014 Sylt Sailing Week 2014 starts with the Final Race
5 Aug 2014 TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
5 Aug 2014 The IHCA Council is very please to announce a Hobie MultiWorlds for Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger
31 Jul 2014 Sylt Sailing Week 2014 starts with the Final Race best of best German Hobie Cat 16 teams in Westerland on the 8th of August
6 Jul 2014 2014 MultiHobieEuropeans Hobie 16 Gold, Wild Cat, Tiger and FX-One final day
25 May 2014 2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals
20 May 2014 2014 Hobie North American Championships updated
9 May 2014 Tanzacat 12th to 20th of September 2014
15 Mar 2014 3rd South American Hobie 16 Championships and Brazil Hobie 14 & 16 Nationals
 

2014 TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge


Challenge Day 4 - arrival at Nasatoba Sandbank
Photograph:Carolyn Peterson
Deborah Sue, Sunday, 24 August 2014

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge (Suva to Leleuvia) – 5th August
After a solid week of rain squalls and blustery conditions, Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge presented us with perfect sailing conditions with 15 knots of south easterly winds with bright sunshine and slight seas. 
First leg, Laucala Bay to Taitauroga, across open swells was won by Epeli Lulusago and Saimoni Naura on a time of one hour and thirty nine minutes. The second leg from Taitauroga to Kaba Point was in perfect conditions with flat water and the fastest time taken by team Hong Kong, Tong Shing and Kit Tong. The third and longest leg from Kaba Point to Leleuvia Island was sailed under spectacular conditions with the entire fleet recording the fastest speeds of the day at an average of 20 knots. This leg was taken by the Fiji team, Grahame Southwick and Meleki Tuicaucau.
Overall results for the day had the Fiji youth team of Epeli and Saimoni 2 minutes and forty four seconds ahead of 2nd position team, Hong Kong. In 3Rd place trailing team Hong Kong by 22 seconds are the Australians, Murray Peterson and Vicky Elston. 
With four more sailing days to go for the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge … anything can happen.
In the meantime, the first day of the BSP Oceania Championship will commence tomorrow with three fixed course races in the waters of Leleuvia Island Resort.

Day 3 – TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

With a few rain squalls but conditions moderating the third day of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge saw the fleet depart in a downwind start in 15 knots and a 15 minute screaming reach across Motoriki Passage into the sheltered waters behind Caqalai Island and south through the reef passages and a fast downwind return to Leleuvia Island.
Three very fast rounds saw Southwick and Meleki advance to second position behind Tong Shing and Kit Tong, who had displaced the day 2 leader, Epeli Lulusago and Saimoni Naura. In third place were Murray Peterson and Vicky Elston.
Although the race was relatively short, the fleet experienced some dramas with the previous leaders, Epeli and Saimoni, executing a 10/10 pitch bowl on their first jybe and both, Grahame and Meleki as well as Katie Peterson and Haylee Williams losing their masts resulting in tow-backs. Overall a good day’s racing through interesting country.

Day 4 – TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

The day commenced with another leg of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge which saw the fleet depart Leleuvia Island in a reach all the way to Caqalai Island and into Motoriki Passage through some very narrow reef gaps. Conditions were bright and sunny as the fleet crossed Motoriki Passage, only to find a severe wind/current chop midway. Only a couple of brave souls attempted to stay double trapped with Epeli Lulusago paying the price for the spectacular backward roll in the worst section. The rest of the fleet opted to sit in on the tramp through this washing machine to emerge unscathed and resume the screaming reach to Nasatoba Sandbank. 
The day finished with another Challenge leg, a high speed downwind gybing run in 15 knots back to Leleuvia Island. Close racing all day meant little change in the overall positions, which currently are as follows: 1st place Tong Shing and Kit at 3 mins ahead of Grahame and Meleki in second. Murray and Vicky at 4 mins behind Grahame and Meleki.

Day 5 – TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge & PRIZE-GIVING

With the BSP Oceania Championship finalised and tucked away, the final leg of the TOTAL Fiji Challenge was set for Saturday with the expectation of a brisk but gentle downwind run of 4-5 hours from Leleuvia Island to Laucala Bay. 
The Friday was taken up by some serious fishing, diving, snorkelling, whale watching and boat preparation. Saturday morning arrived with all boats prepared for an early departure and a nice sunrise and light shower. However, the Wind Gods decided that they were going to have the last say and instead of the usual gentle east-southeast, we were faced with a brisk southerly of about 12-15 knots. The fleet departed at 8.30 am, heading directly south to take advantage of the flat water just inside the reef and then turn west towards Suva.
What followed was a three and a half hour tacking duel between Murray, Grahame and Tong Shing, with the lead changing several times enroute. 
The race started with Tong Shing having lead of 3 minutes and 8 seconds on Grahame, who in turn, had a 4 minute lead on Murray; and each one attempting to eliminate the times in between and Tong Shing desperately trying to retain his 3 minute and 8 second advantage. 
At the end of a gruelling run that never developed at any stage into a downwind, the fleet finished the last 5 miles with a full on reach. 
Grahame did manage to finally overtake Tong Shing and hold his lead for the last 5 miles, creating the fastest time on record from Leleuvia to Suva (3 hours, 24 mins and 19 seconds; GBS average speed at 17.5 knots – max. 22 knots). Although Grahame managed to advance on Tong Shing by 7 seconds in this final leg of the Challenge, Tong Shing still held his lead of 3 minutes and 1 second to take the well deserved first place position, and with Murray only 30 seconds behind in third place.
The organisers are expecting to run the TOTAL Fiji Challenge and BSP Championship through the beautiful islands of the Mananuca Group, west of Viti Levu Island, in 2015. Details will be released as soon as possible as timely entries will be required to secure accommodation in this very popular area. We look forward to seeing you all, old and new … next year!!

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Challenge Day 1 - enroute to Leleuvia Is from Suva

Challenge Day 1 - All Hobies arrive safely at Leleuvia Is
 

Hobie Asian Championships 2014 Hong Kong


Hong Kong Hobie sailing
David Brookes, Friday, 22 August 2014

Hobie Asian Championships 2014 Hong Kong
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th October 2014
To Tei Wan, Tai Tam Bay, Hong Kong
 

There are some quality charter boats available.

Come to Hong Kong and have some great Hobie sailing and wonderful holiday

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Hong Kong Hobie sailing

Hong Kong Hobie sailing
 

Norcat in Brazil 5-7 September


Pernambuco Maria Farinha
Mario Dubeux, Friday, 22 August 2014

NORCAT - The time is coming!
The time is coming !!!!
The beach of Pernambuco Maria Farinha receives 5-7 Norcat the September 2014 Sailors of classes 14 and 16 of Bahia, Sergipe, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Ceará will battle the competition in the same lane in which will be held the Northeast Circuit 2014 in October, and the Brazilian and South American Hobie Cat Class next November championships. The Norcat Cabanga is promoted by the Yacht Club de Pernambuco, Pernambuco and Motor Sailing Federation, with support from the Brazilian Hobie Cat Class Association - ABCHC.
Important to remember that it is a condition for participating in NORCAT sailor submit proof of membership in the ABCHC, competence 2014 Membership is easy and fast. Simply access the restricted area of ​​the site, print and pay the ticket.
Have a Hobie Day!

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Australia wins the Hobie World Cat 2014, Denmark and South Africa on podium


Hobie World Cat 2014
Photograph:Jens Hannemann
Jens Hannemann, Monday, 18 August 2014

The Australian Hobie 16 team James Wierzbowski / Pip Pietro Monaco have won the top Hobie World Cat 2014. On second place the Danish Vice World Champions Daniel and Nicolaj Björnholt and the 4 times World Champion Blaine Dodds / Roxanne Dodds from South Africa.

After 11 races sailed in the waves of Westerland/Sylt (Germany), the Australians had nine points to the second place. But the night before the final day became apparent by the weather forecast, it would perhaps be no more races. The assurance came on Sunday morning. "The surf zone makes it impossible to sail into the race area. The danger, the sailors could come to harm or material will be damaged is too high," says Jens Hannemann by the organizer Prosail Sail Events.

On the first day the conditions would it not have been better. In one of the most challenging conditions for sailing catamarans in the world, the 10 of the best Hobie 16 teams in the world came from six continents to compete.

After stormy days on the North Sea island it was even for the best a real challenge to sail the surf zone. The Canadian team failed the very first attempt, capsized and the mast broke and destroyed sails. The German team Stefan Wiese-Dose / Susanne Gehrmann, who could win the week before the Final Race of Super Sail Tour at the same location, showed their skills on the water. However, an early start prevented in the third race a better overall placement.

On the second day 4 races have been sailed. More and more it became a fact that the team from Down could only beat itself or a material damage could prevent a victory.

On the third day the teams in the top ranking were highly motivated to sail forward. For team Dodds / Dodds (RSA) the conditions on Sylt were not so unusual, due to the sailing conditions off Cape Town in extreme waters. But the Germans and South Africans could not attack Australia seriously.

Germany at the end of 4th place and just past the podium. However, all the participants, especially the teams from Brazil, Australia and India, taking a lasting impression to their countries. They all have high goals in the future, Asian Games or campaigns for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

What remains after the World Cat are stunning images, exceptional high performance on the water and many thousands of visitors who were able to follow the race action up close. "As a sailor once to get applause, is something beautiful," said Caroline Sylvestre from Brazil. "Those who can here on Sylt, it can be anywhere in the world," said the 19 year old Brazilian.

The organizers Detlef Mohr, even 12-times European Champion and Willi Trautmann of Prosail gave themselves finally satisfied with the Sylt Sailing Week. "In spite of everything for us, other than ideal weather in the week by former Hurricane Berta, we are very pleased with our event," says the veteran Willi Sylt Trautmann. "The Sylt Sailing Week has established itself as a high-profile sporting event on the island and found worldwide recognition," said Trautmann.


Hobie World Cat 2014

Hobie World Cat 2014

Hobie World Cat 2014
 

BSP Oceania Championship Fiji


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Deborah Sue, Thursday, 14 August 2014


2014 BSP Oceania Championship

Day 1 of the BSP Oceania Championship comprised of four races in front  of Leleuvia Island Resort in calm turquoise waters and 17 knot winds  whereby Team Hong Kong (Tong Shing and KitTong) proved themselves to  be the champions of the day when they won all the races! The Australian women's team, Katie Peterson and Haylee Williams, finished  2nd for the day's racing and the Fijian youth team of Kaveni Natadra  and Ledua came in 3rd.


Day 2 – BSP Oceania Championship

Day 2 of the BSP Oceania Championship saw blustery conditions with winds gusting up to 22 knots, but fortunately the fleet was able to find some good sheltered water north of Leleuvia Island to set the course. A total of six races were completed with Tong Shing and Kit Tong of Hong Kong taking six bullets in spite of dropping a jib on the last race. Second overall with a major come back were Australians Murray Peterson and Vicky Elston. Grahame Southwick and MelekiTuicaucau held onto their third position.


Day 3 – BSP Oceania Championship

Shortly after the Hobie Challenge race out to Nasatoba Sandbank and a hearty lunch, two more inshore BSP Oceania Championship races were held in a brisk 15 knots on flat water. In spite of a rolled cam in the second race, Team Hong Kong (Tong Shing and Kit) managed to retain their overall lead in the Championship. They are followed by Murray and Vicky in second, with Katie and Haylee in third places.


Day 4 – BSP Oceania Championship

The last day of the BSP Oceania Championship brought magnificent sunny weather and a steady 10-12 knot southeast breeze for the last three races off Leleuvia Island, bringing the total up to 14. There were some major movements in the final placings when Grahame and Meleki took three bullets and moved from forth to second, failing to overtake Tong Shing and Kit in first, but moving Murray and Vicky back to third.

That concluded a variable series and all competitors made it back to the beach for a well-earned rest and to celebrate Tong Shing’s  birthday and induction into the Grand Master ranks. Tomorrow is a rest day, and the whole fleet will spend the day fishing, diving, snorkeling, eating, drinking and relaxing on Nasatoba  
Sandbank. The fleet departs on Saturday morning for the last leg of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge, a five hour downhill run back to Suva.

With only three minutes separating the first and second positions, Tong Shing & Kit and Grahame & Meleki respectively, and Murray and  Vicky just four minutes behind, the last run is going to be hotly contested.

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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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Hobie World Cat 2014 the best catamaran sailors meet for the showdown in Westerland on Sylt


Sylt Sailing Week
Jens Hannemann, Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sylt, the paradise sailing spot for catamarans. This top event will be visited by thousands of people the next days. Extremely close to the beach, right in front of the eyes of spectators. This is unique for the Hobie Way of Life in the World.

The Hobie World Cat is different. Teams from all over the world, but here only the best of the best, are invited to come on the North Sea island. The organizers of the Sailing Week decide which teams get one of the 10 places. Top current national rankings and results in major regattas worldwide are necessary to get an invitation by ProSail Sail Events.

„Three years ago we called the Hobie World Cat to life. We had ideas of how this could look like, but we didn´t think that we have such a success after this short time," says Jens Hannemann, spokesman of Prosail Sail Events.

The first teams from Denmark, Brazil and India have already arrived early and test after the heavy days of ex hurricane Berta. The German team Stefan Wiese-Dose with his crew Susanne Gehrmann have shown their current exceptional position last weekend once again. They won the Super Sail Final Race, which is also held as part of Sylt Sailing Week. "The nomination of Stefan and Susanne became apparent for a couple of weeks. The two are sailing just very good and in all conditions, "said Jens Hannemann.

On Thursday, the time has come, the Hobie Cat World 2014 begins. 10 countries from 6 different continents meet here on the North Sea. Sailors from Australia, India, Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Denmark, South Africa, the USA and of course Germany compete against each other.

Also on board are the Hobie 16 Youth World Champion, the two brothers Daniel and Nicolaj Bjørnholt-Christensen from Denmark, the World Champion Hobie Tiger from the United States Andy Dinsdale, the Asia Champion Verma Brijraj with Vorschoter Pankaj Kumar from India, Thorin Zeikmaker from Holland, World Champion Hobie 14 and of course the double Hobie 16 world Champion Blain Dodds from South Africa, who will start with his daughter Rooxanne.

Just four days the spectators are offered several spectacular races every day from 11:00am.

The invitation regatta finish with the big award ceremony on Sunday afternoon by 4pm this year. You can watch results and pictures on Prosail Facebook page.

 

 

Sylt Sailing Week 2014 starts with the Final Race


Final Race
Photograph:Jasper van Staveren
Jens Hannemann, Friday, 8 August 2014

It’s the highlight of each race season for Hobie 16 sailors in Germany. The deep blue North Sea and the atmosphere of the popular North Sea-Island invites to the sailing event of the year. The Final Race of the Sylt Sailing Week 2014, the final of the qualifying teams of the current ranking of Super Sail Tour 2014 will find its winner on Sunday at the Brandenburger beach.

On Friday, August 8, the best German Hobie 16 sailors will arrive in the North Sea in front of Sylt and will do some training races and give interviews. On Saturday there will be the qualification regattas from 11am.

This year's Kieler Woche winner Lauritz Bockelmann, the senior World Champion Jens Goritz and Stefan Wiese-Dohse. He won the Kieler Woche last year and is currently on the first place of the ranking list. He will also start at the World Cat this year for Germany. In the field of 26 Hobie 16 is the 12-times European champion and 10-times winner of the Kieler Woche, Detlef Mohr. “Here on the island of Sylt, it’s always a challenge for us. The North Sea surge is capricious and thus makes it even more exciting that it already is”, said Mohr.

The teams will sail in exciting fleet races for the internal super sail ranking list, which will then be completed with the results of the previous races. After the races, the audience can expect an interview with the winners of the day. Sunday will be the final race in team match races. The best of the best will sail against each other for the title – 4 Hobie 16 catamarans, two teams and there will be only one winning team in the end. The winning team is the “Super Sail Tour Winner 2014”.

The races will be accompanied by a live presentation every day. Sunday at 4 pm will be the price giving ceremony of the Final Race 2014.

The event tent of Sansibar is open every night from 6 pm and invites to a “after sail party” or to the “sunset” lounge music in order to enjoy the evening. Besides the sporting highlights on the water there is a sailing simulator and an event mile including lots of treats for the audience.

 

TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge


Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
Deborah Sue, Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge (Suva to Leleuvia) – 5th August

After a solid week of rain squalls and blustery conditions, Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge presented us with perfect sailing conditions with 15 knots of south easterly winds with bright sunshine and slight seas.

First leg, Laucala Bay to Taitauroga, across open swells was won by Epeli Lulusago and Saimoni Naura on a time of one hour and thirty nine minutes. The second leg from Taitauroga to Kaba Point was in perfect conditions with flat water and the fastest time taken by team Hong Kong, Tong Shing and Kit Tong. The third and longest leg from Kaba Point to Leleuvia Island was sailed under spectular conditions with the entire fleet recording the fastest speeds of the day at an average of 20 knots. This leg was taken by the Fiji team, Grahame Southwick and Meleki Tuicaucau.

Overall results for the day had the Fiji youth team of Epeli and Saimoni 2 minutes and forty four seconds ahead of 2nd position team, Hong Kong. In 3Rd place trailing team Hong Kong by 22 seconds are the Australians, Murray Peterson and Vicky Elston.  

With four more sailing days to go for the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge … anything can happen.

In the meantime, the first day of the BSP Oceania Championship will commence tomorrow with three fixed course races in the waters of Leleuvia Island Resort.

 

Day 3 – TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
 
With a few rain squalls but conditions moderating the third day of the  TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge saw the fleet depart in a downwind start in  15 knots and a 15 minute screaming reach across Motoriki Passage into  the sheltered waters behind Caqalai Island and south through the reef  passages and a fast downwind return to Leleuvia Island.
 
Three very fast rounds saw Southwick and Meleki advance to second  position behind Tong Shing and Kit Tong, who had displaced the day 2  leader, Epeli Lulusago and Saimoni Naura. In third place were Murray  Peterson and Vicky Elston.
 
Although the race was relatively short, the fleet experienced some dramas with the previous leaders, Epeli and Saimoni, executing a 10/10  pitch bowl on their first jybe and both, Grahame and Meleki as well as  
Katie Peterson and Haylee Williams losing their masts resulting in tow-backs. Overall a good day’s racing through interesting country.
 

Day 4 – TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge - 13th Aug

The day commenced with another leg of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge  which saw the fleet depart Leleuvia Island in a reach all the way to  Caqalai Island and into Motoriki Passage through some very narrow reef  gaps. Conditions were bright and sunny as the fleet crossed Motoriki Passage, only to find a severe wind/current chop midway. Only a couple  of brave souls attempted to stay double trapped with Epeli Lulusago  paying the price for the spectacular backward roll in the worst section. The rest of the fleet opted to sit in on the tramp through  this washing machine to emerge unscathed and resume the screaming  
reach to Nasatoba Sandbank.

The day finished with another Challenge leg, a high speed downwind  gybing run in 15 knots back to Leleuvia Island. Close racing all day meant little change in the overall positions, which currently are as  
follows: 1st place Tong Shing and Kit at 3 mins ahead of Grahame and  Meleki in second. Murray and Vicky at 4 mins behind Grahame and Meleki.

 

 


Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge

Day 1 of the TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
 

The IHCA Council is very please to announce a Hobie MultiWorlds for Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger


Hobie 14 Worlds
Photograph:Jasper van Staveren
David Brookes, Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The IHCA Council is very please to announce a Hobie MultiWorlds for Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger at Lake Garda,23rd July to 1st August 2015. This is subject to approval from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the Italian Sailing Federation. Campione Univela, Lake Garda in Italy will host the MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans. 

The European Hobie 16 Women, Masters and Open Spinnaker will be held at the same location 25-26 July. Hobie 16 Open Europeans 27th July to 1st August. 

Campione Univela is a professionally run sailing club that will give the Hobie sailors the very service. Lake Garda is well known as one of the best sailing locations in the world. It is also one of the most picturesque locations to attend. We all hope as many of you as possible will attend the Hobie World Championship to enjoy the wonderful sailing conditions and atmosphere.

When more details become available it will be updated to give you all the latest news about the 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 and Open Spinnaker
25th July to 26th July 2015

Hobie 16 Open
27th July to 1st August 2015 

 

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Sylt Sailing Week 2014 starts with the Final Race best of best German Hobie Cat 16 teams in Westerland on the 8th of August


Sylt Sailing Week
Jens Hannemann, Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Sylt Sailing Week is grown from a 17-year tradition of successful regattas of the organizers ProSail Sail Events - 10 days Westerland on the North Sea island of Sylt.

One of the highlights of each race season for Hobie 16 sailors is the Final Race. The best Hobie 16 sailors some together after stops in Grömitz, Kellenhusen and Scharbeutz. After a day of training in the regattas will begin on Saturday, August 9th. Starting in exciting fleet races to complete the ranking for the team match race on Sunday. Team match race – two Hobie 16 in one team, two teams, 4 Hobie 16 on the water and the winner is the team without the last 4th place.

The Monday belongs  "non-sailors" and tourists. The 4th Sylt Tourist Open will give 8 people the great opportunity to be part as a crew of the Hobie World for one day. Introductions by our champions, training on the water, in the afternoon regatta sailing followed by a real price giving ceremony. The winners will all have an unforgettable day with World-, European- and German Champions on the North Sea.

On Tuesday the famous Sansibar Race will start in Westerland to the beach of Rantum to  Germanys most famous beach restaurant Sansibar. Prosail VIP teams and sponsors are invited for a middle distance race with a lunch break at the beautiful beachside. The winner will get perhaps the most beautiful and valuable trophy that the sailing scene has ever seen. 70 cm high showing the North Sea island of Sylt with a diamond at the geographic position of the Sansibar.

Wednesday kick off for the Hobie World Cat 2014. Prosail says hello to 10 teams from 10 countries and 6 continents of our world. Sailors from Germany, Australia, India, the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Denmark, South Africa and the USA compete in the waves right in front of Westerland. Spectacular races every day from 11:30 am close to the beach, so that anyone interested can have a very close look at the regattas. The visitor-friendly sailing on this event attracts tourists, children and not sailors to the limit. All races will be  will comment by two moderators.

At the end a big price giving ceremony on last Sunday the 17th will close the Sylt Sailing Week 2014.

In addition to the top  sporting highlights of the week the promenade of Westerland is meeting place for best food, drinks, party and music.

All teams can be seen on the event website: www.prosail.de and on Facebook during the races.


Sylt Sailing Week

Sylt Sailing Week

Sylt Sailing Week
 

2014 MultiHobieEuropeans Hobie 16 Gold, Wild Cat, Tiger and FX-One final day


2014 Europeans last day
Erik Olsen, Sunday, 6 July 2014

The wind turned out to be a lot lighter on the final day than what we had been used to the previous days. The sea breeze settled in around 1400H. By competent race management the Race Committee succeeded to squeeze a second race in for the Hobie 16s with only a very few minutes to the time limit at 1530H. The Wild Cat, Tiger and FX-Ones got one race.

France ruled the waves at this event taking the majority of podium positions:

Hobie Cat 16

1. CEDRIC BADER/LAURENT BADER (FRA)

2. ORION MARTIN/CHARLOTTE HILLIARD (FRA)

3. JEROME LE GAL/MARCO IAZZETTA (FRA/ITA)

Hobie Wild Cat

1. JULIEN FERAUD/CHARLES GATE (FRA)

2. GERARD LOOS/ANDY DINSDALE (NED/FRA)

3. CLEMENT PEDUZZI MAXIME BLONDEAU (FRA)

Hobie Tiger

GAEL JOSSE CHARLOTTE MATMIOT (FRA)

Hobie FX-One

ALFREDO BERNAD (ESP)

Hobie FX-One Double

JACOPO SALVEMINI/MICHELLE MEDIEL BOJORGE (ESP)

Congratulations to all the winners. In addition, a huge thank you to Juan Antonio Llabrés and Sergio Cadenas and their team for putting this excellent event together with the overwhelming friendliness and hospitality extended all of us. This will for sure be an event to remember for not only the great wind and outstanding race management! 

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2014 Europeans last day

2014 Europeans last day

FX One double handed

FX One group

FX One winner

2014 Europeans Hobie 16 winners

2014 EuropeansTigers winner

2014 Europeans Wild Cat winners
 

2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals


2014 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals
event, Sunday, 25 May 2014

Bunbury WA - 31st Dec 2014 to 4th Jan 2015

2014 Hobie Cat Nationals
Koombana Bay - Bunbury, Western Australia


Hogs Breath Cafe and Hobie Cat Australasia are proud to announce the 2014/15 Hobie Class Australian National Championships will be held at Koombana Bay Sailing Club, Bunbury, Western Australia

Koombana Bay Sailing Club is the centre of sailing in the South West of Western Australia - Located on Anchorage Cove in Bunbury, the club overlooks Koombana Bay, and is an established catamaran and dingy club. KBSC is passionate in promoting sailing and takes pride in welcoming the 2014/15 Hobie Nationals.

Ample camping and quality accommodation is closely situated in walking distance to the KBSC , while the town centre is only a short 5 minute drive.

January will be guaranteed blue skies, warm weather, kick arse strong winds and flat water to be the perfect Hobie racing venue.

The KBSC is already working closely with the HCAWA to ensure these titles are the best ever, and are definitely worth the trip over from the eastern and southern states.

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2014 Hobie North American Championships updated


HCANA logo
David Brookes, Tuesday, 20 May 2014

2014 Hobie North American Championships 

 

Hobie 17 North American's
North Cape Yacht Club, Michigan
June 15-20, 2014
 
Hobie 18 Women's and Hobie 16 Trapseat North American's
COSA, BC Canada
June 26-29, 2014
NOR        website
 
Hobie 14, Wave and Hobie 16 Youth North American's
Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
July 10-12, 2014
 
POSTPONED  Hobie 18, 20, Tiger and Wildcat North American's
Huntington Lake, CA
August 4-8, 2014
Scott Erwin wscotterwin@yahoo.com  or (805) 610-7812
 
Hobie 18, 20, Tiger and Wildcat North American's
Cascade Locks, OR
August 4-8, 2014
Paul Evenden (604) 816-3043 or pevenden@telus.net
 
 
Hobie 16 North American's & Pan AM qualifier
Lewes Yacht Club, Lewes, DE
September 22-26, 2014
NOR  Register on-line
Charter boats contact Wally Myers and Rob Jerry both will have some boats available
 
 
2015 Hobie North American Championships 
 
Hobie 18, 20, Tiger and Wildcat North American's
Huntington Lake, CA
Aug 3-7, 2015
Scott Erwin wscotterwin@yahoo.com  or (805) 610-7812
 

Tanzacat 12th to 20th of September 2014


Tanzacat 2014
David Brookes, Friday, 9 May 2014

Dar es Salaam Yacht Club (DYC) is pleased to host Tanzacat 2014 - Karibu / Welcome

Following from last year's successful Racing & Zanzibar Raid the event this year is 8 days of racing in the waters of the Msasani Bay and the Zanzibar Channel from the 12th to 20th of September.

  • Lunches on sand bars and holiday getaway destinations
  • places are limited to 50 cats

if you are interested then please register your interest now


See you at Tanzacat '14

Other Links
 Official Web site

 

3rd South American Hobie 16 Championships and Brazil Hobie 14 & 16 Nationals


Maria Farinha
David Brookes, Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pan Am Games Qualifier for the Hobie 16

The 3rd South American Championship Hobie Cat 16 will take place from 6 -9 November  2014. The races take place in  Maria Farinha, north coast of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The event will be the qualifying event to the appropriate countries for the Hobie 16 to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games.

The Brazil Hobie 14 and 16 National Champiosnhsips will be held at Maria Farinha, north coast of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil 1-5 November 2014

Other Links
 Web site
 Notice of Race
 Notice of Race with English
 Notice of Race for Brazil H14 &16