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Happy Hobie New Year,

 

While some of the world has been eating and partying over the Christmas and New Year holidays and watching the snow fall, in Australia they have started their National Hobie Championships. The first series has been decided and the second series is about to start. See the “live” web cam during the racing (unfortunalety the web camera does have some issues with Microsoft Internet Explorer but does work on other web browsers).  Luckily nobody has reported any crocodiles !

 

Also this month is the Australian Youth Challenge. Last year the New Caledonian asked Australia to send a couple of youth teams to New Caledonia so they could train there for a few days with their youth sailors. They said they would look after them while they were there. This year it was Australia’s turn to host the New Caledonians. Though this time the Australians opened up the youth event. As you can see the boat charter is free, entry free, accommodation free, coach boat free and many of the meals free. The organisers now have confirmed entries from New Caledonia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and now for the first time ever a team from the Cook Islands. There has also been contact from countries as far away as South Africa and Singapore.  This is a great initiative by some of the Australian Hobie sailors to encourage youth sailing in the region. Ask how you can organise something similar in your Hobie region.

 

 

Hobie Class Association of North America has announced their North American Championships.

Hobie 16 youth/women    July 17-19, 2009, Kingston, Ont. 
Hobie 16 open                    July 20-24, 2009, Kingston, Ont. 
Hobie 14    August 21-23, 2009, Etobicoke YC, Toronto, Ont.  
Hobie Wave, 17, 18, 20 and Tiger  Havamega November 8-13, 2009, Lake Havasu.

 

The IHCA Rules Committee have modified the Class rules inline with the new ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing and is available for download now.

 

The Hobie 40th Anniversary Regatta is now also uploaded to YouTube for your enjoyment.

 

The Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2009, to be held July 9th through 18th, 2009, at the city of Armação de Búzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brasil approximately 180km from Rio de Janeiro City. The Hobie 16 with spinnaker is the boat they shall be using. For many countries they can apply to ISAF for Athlete Participation Programme to assist with funds to get youth teams to attend the ISAF youth Worlds. This will be published and sent to National Authorities towards the end of the year from ISAF. It is important to know that only National Authorities can enter the ISAF Youth Worlds. The web site can be found here. It is important that interested sailors contact their Sailing National Authority to register for these World Championships.

 

The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games are all about being Fit, Fun and Forever Young. For all the latest news on the world's largest multi-sport event click here, and to secure your place at the Games register online now

   

The IHCA Executive is working on a Hobie 16 Worlds proposal in 2009, that when completed will be going to the IHCA Council for final approval. The IHCA Executive is also working on a Tiger and Dragoon Worlds for 2010.

 

When these bids are finalized and approved, the Hobie world will know as it will go immediately on the web site and in the newsletter. So keep watching the web site for all the latest news.

 

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

 

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Christmas Greeting from the IHCA President
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The Sailing Scene Hobie Youth Challenge In Australia sends out a warm welcome to all Hobie Youth Sailors
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Australian Nationals start
Day One
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Australian Nationals
Day Two
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Australian Nationals
Day Three
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Australian Nationals Series One completed
Day four
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 HOBIE EUROPEANS 2009
Lake Como, Italy chosen as the host for the Hobie Europeans
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2009 North American Hobie Wave, 17, 18, 20 ,Tiger and Hobie 16 Trapseat
The Crazy Horse Campground facility at Lake Havasu is now *OPEN* for reservations.
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2009 Hobie 14 North Americans
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2009 North American Hobie 16 Championships
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Philippine Hobie Challenge Foundation
The International Hobie 16 Championships 11th Philippine Hobie National Championships Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2009 and 10th Philippine Hobie Challenge Monday 9th to Saturday 14th February 2009
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40th Anniversary Regatta video and photos
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Puerto Rican National Championships Day 0
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Puerto Rican National Championships Day 1
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Puerto Rican Nationals Day 2
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Puerto Rican Nationals Day 3
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New IHCA Class Rule Book 2009-2012
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