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Dear Hobie sailor,


Hobie 16 Worlds Fiji

The worlds in Fiji are now over which ended in a spectacular party. The winner isÖ. all those that attended the worlds. To our friends in Fiji a very big thank you for producing a memorable world championship. The parties and atmosphere made up for the lighter winds. The sailing was first class with some very close racing. On the Hobie web site there are lots of stories, photos and videos of the worlds. We do have a DVD of the Hobie 16 Worlds for sale. If you wish to purchase the DVD it can be done online at this address with shipping done the middle of November. Donít forget to look at all the stories and photos on the web site.www.hobieworlds.com


Hobie Tiger & Dragoon Worlds

The Hobie Tiger Worlds is a bring-your-own-boat event with assisted shipping from some ports. The Hobie Dragoon will be supplied as the boat charter is included in the entry fee. All shipping details have been put on the web site now.  To assist you as much as possible the organisers need to you to book your boat on the shipping container as soon as possible. Please contact Zac Wessels for assistance with your shipping.  Already our hosts have been busy planning what will be a spectacular world championships. We will have our own specially built village. All the sailing will be from a protected beach on flat water. So donít forget to enter today by going to the web site


Is the World Ready?

This is question asked by the Puerto Rican organisers are asking. Yes the Puerto Ricans have put their hand up to host the next Hobie 16 Worlds.  Watch this space for more updates as they come to hand.


Welcome aboard Paul Pascoe as the IHCA Vice President. Paul is a life member and former president of the IHCA. Paul replaces Clive Kennedy. On behalf of all the IHCA we thank Clive for his contribution to the IHCA and wish him a well in the future. Everyone hopes to see Clive back sailing a Hobie soon.


In Asia there are two big regattas. The Allied Pickfords Hobie Asian Championships in Thailand in January. The organisers have purchased some Tigers and Hobie 16ís which will be available for charter. Followed by the Philippine Hobie Challenge in February.  


The IHCA web site  www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.  


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New Hobie 16 Open World Champions crowned
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Hobie 16 Worlds Start
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 A Thank You from our host in Fiji
From the Fish
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Photos Intermediate Dragoon Course and Round 1 of the Hobie Tiger & Hobie Dragoon Course in Langebaan
Also a link to pictures on the web that will able you to download information map with regards to Langebaan worlds site
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Hobie Tiger and Dragoon NOR and entry goes online
The Hobie Tiger and Dragoon NOR and entry for the 2008 World Championships goes online
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Hobie Tiger & Hobie Dragoon photo competition
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 2008 Hobie North American Championships
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9th Philippine Hobie Challenge 16 Ė 23 February 2008
Have you got what it takes to sail the Challenge
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