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Dear Hobie sailors, 

The European Championships were held at Lake Como, Gravedona, Italy. With 276 entries this was a big Hobie event. There was some great racing on the water with good food and parties after the racing. What more could anybody ask for! Also check out the web site as it has over 500 photos.
Hobie Cat 16 Spi Women - European Championship
Silvia Sicouri/Lara Sicouri ITA  
Hobie Cat Dragoon - European Championship:   
Sebastien Samways/Daniel Channing GBR
Hobie Cat 16 Spi Youth - European Championship    
 Vincent Domand/Titouan Fafournoux FRA
Hobie Cat 16 Master – European Championship
Marco Palazzo/Marco Biagini ITA
Hobie Cat 16 Gold Fleet Open – European Championship
Tim Shuwalow/Cecilia Colling SWE
Hobie Cat 14 Open European Championship
Jorg Stoltenberg GER                        
Hobie Cat Tiger - European Championship
 Mischa Heemskerk/Bastiaan Tentij NED                     
Hobie Cat FX-One - European Championship
 Michael Bokum ESP 
Etobicoke YC, Toronto, Ontario held the North American Hobie 14 Championships. In a ver y close fought series in varying conditions the sailors enjoyed both on and off the water experience. 
Dan Borg
Matt Bounds
Randy Payne
Hobie Class Association of North America has their HAVAMEGA  coming up.  
Hobie Wave, 17, 18, 20, Tiger and Hobie 16 Trapseat HAVAMEGA November 8-13, 2009, Lake Havasu.
The IHCA has posted the Hobie Tiger Class rules written in ISAF Standard Class Rules format for comment. It is hoped that by doing this it will help sailors, measurers and judges use our class rules. This request has come from ISAF for the Hobie Tiger Class. We hope all Hobie Tiger sailors will read and adopt these new rules. There are very few changes from the old rules to the new rules which is documented on the web page.
The International Olympic Committee this month confirmed the decision by the International Sailing Federation to remove the 11th Medal and therefore the multihull from the 2012 Olympics. This is a disappointment for the multihull sailors. Though with the vote for the equipment for the 2016 Olympics only two years away there are many discussions taking place to ensure the multihull is returned to the Olympics.
The World Masters Games in Sydney has attracted a god size Hobie 16 fleet from around the world. It is interesting to read the manes of some long time Hobie sailors and some well known Hobie sailors. Also two IHCA Life Members, Mark Pryke and Kim Thomas have teamed up to race. It should be interesting following the progress of the “masters” in action on Sydney harbour.
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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2009 Hobie Europeans Day 5 to finish
The Hobie Europeans conclude the Hobie 16 Gold and Silver fleets Fx-One, Hobie 14 and Tiger.
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Huge Hobie Europeans Conclude At Lake Como
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Hobie 14 North Americans Day 1
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Hobie 14 North Americans Day 2
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Hobie 14 North Americans Day 3 - final
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 South African Hobie Tiger National Championships
26 Teams competed
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BDO Hobie Asian Championships 2009
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 2009 Nigerian National Championships
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Tiger Class rules written in Standard Class Rules for comment
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Scuttlebutt interview Geoff Becker a convert to the Hobie Class
Geoff Becker finished 5th in the recent Hobie 16 NA but was as high as 2nd
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HAVAMEGA has a 108 team registered and rising
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IOC Confirm no 11th medal for 2012 Olympics
Multihulls definately out of the 2012 Olympics
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