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Dear Hobie sailors,

Very exciting news this month from the ISAF Youth Worlds. First was that Hobie Cat Company had to supply extra boats due to the increase demands of the number entries. A big commitment as the boats are supplied free of charge to the organisers! Now we have newly crowned ISAF World Champions Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin from this record fleet. The fleet  held 3 current World champions competing, defending ISAF Youth World Champions Romain and Valentin Bellet (FRA), Hobie Dragoon World Champion Matthew Whitehead (RSA) and Current Hobie 16 World Youth Champion Jason Waterhouse (AUS). An epic battle took to the waters in some very close racing. Jason now has won three sailing world sailing championships (previous Hobie Dragoon and current Hobie 16 Youth). Many of the long term Hobie sailors will know Jason’s parents who have competed in many Hobie Worlds. Jason’s father, Rod competed in his first Hobie Worlds in 1976 Lanzaleza, Islas Canaries. With this level of sailing the future of multihull sailing around the world looks strong. With the numbers increasing and the talent from these young sailors multihull sailing can only get stronger. Well done to all our future champions who competed. 
 
The North American Hobie 16 Championships has now been completed. The Youth championship was won by Eric Raybon, a 2007 US Youth Worlds team member, sailing with his brother Mathew, from Shrewsbury, NJ.In the Women’s championship it was the mother /daughter team of Susan and Erika Korzeniewski from Liverpool, NY.  Susan is a multiple winner of the Women’s Hobie 16 North Americans and an ISAF World Sailing Games medallist.
 
The Open was dominated by former world champion and multi North American Champions Enrique Figueroa. In a very competitive fleet with lighter winds for the series produced some great races. The final places show some very close races and results. Mike Walker produced some great photos of  the event so don’t forget to look at his web site.
 
The European Championships are be held at Lake Como, Gravedona, Italy is now in full action. With 280 entries this is a big Hobie event. Catch all the action and updates on the web
 
Hobie Cat 16 Spi Women - European Championship:           1-2 August  2009
Hobie Cat Dragoon - European Championship:                     1-4 August  2009
Hobie Cat 16 Spi Youth - European Championship               1-4 August  2009
Hobie Cat 16 Open – European Championship                      3-8 August  2009
Hobie Cat 14 Open European Championship                         5-8 August  2009
Hobie Cat Tiger - European Championship                            5-8 August  2009
Hobie Cat FX-One - European Championship                       5-8 August  2009
 
Hobie Class Association of North America has their North American Championships coming up.
Hobie 14    August 21-23, 2009, Etobicoke YC, Toronto, Ont.  
Hobie Wave, 17, 18, 20, Tiger and Hobie 16 Trapseat HAVAMEGA November 8-13, 2009, Lake Havasu.
 
It is also hoped the International Olympic Council will make a decision on returning the 11th medal back to sailing this month. Though they may delay announcing the decision till their full meeting in October. If this is achieved then it is expected the International Sailing Federation should allow the 11th medal to go to the multihull. With the increase of the youth sailors at the ISAF Youth Worlds also the strong participation of the Hobie 16 at Regional Games this can only benefit sailing. So we all hope that a decision is made soon so the multihull world can continue to move forward in such strong numbers. 
 
The IHCA web site www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.  
 
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4th Hobie Cat Multi Europeans Day 1-4
Hobie 16 Women,Hobie 16 Masters/ Grand Masters,EHCA Hobie 16 Open Spi Cup,Hobie Dragoon,Hobie 16 SPI Youth. FINAL results posted. Hobie 16 Open continues
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Mutli Hobie European Championship registration begins
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Hobie Multi Europeans
More than 270 entries at this years Europeans
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2009 Hobie 16 North Americans Women and Youth ends
FAMILIES WIN IN THE HOBIE CLASS
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Hobie 16 North American Championship Day 5 Figueroa wins,
Figueroa wins, Hess 2nd close racing and close pionts at the top
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
Hobie Cat had to ship in extra boats to accommodate the record entry. Winners decided congratulations to everyone!
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Hobie Europeans 2009
EUROPEAN ENTRIES topping 200!and a new poster
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World Master Games extends entry deadline
The entry to the World Masters Games has been extended to the 31st August. ENTRY LIST PUBLISHED
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World Masters Games
No charter fee for top place getters in Europeans and North Amercians.
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2009 Hobie 14 North Americans
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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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