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Dear Hobie Sailor,


Welcome to 2006 and what an exciting year of Hobie sailing we have planned ahead of us. From the 24th - 28th July in Cangas, Galicia, Spain we have the 5th Hobie Tiger and 2nd Hobie Dragoon World Championships. The organisers have assisted to making these truly memorable worlds by offering free shipping from selected ports (see story below). Also the Dragoon World Championships will be on supplied boats. When you enter for the Dragoon World Championships all entrants will be given use of a new Dragoon.  With Free shipping and limited charter boats for the Hobie Tiger and supplied boat for the Hobie Dragoon, attending and racing at these worlds could not be easier. The Notice of Race and entry form are now available.


At present there is racing in Perth for the Australian Hobie Championships. There are links from this web site to take you to all the action and stories.


The IHCA Rules Committee has also posted 5 rules for comment. It is with your comments that make the Class Rules come into force, so please take the time to read the rules and comment on the proposed changes.


We also welcome onboard the IHCA web hosting, Hobie Class Division 11. This is the newest Hobie Association to join the IHCA web hosting. If your Hobie Associating is wishing to have their web site hosted by the should contact the IHCA


It is with a much sadder note the passing of Hobie Cat Australia co-founder Malcolm Mc Cartney. Malcolm was not only involved in the building of Hobies but also the Hobie Class. Malcolm served for many years as the secretary of the Australian Hobie Class. The Hobie Class sends it

condolences to the McCartney family.



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 Hobie Tiger and Dragoon World Championsips NOR and entry page released
The Notice of Race and entry page for the Hobie Tiger and Dragoon World Championships are online now
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 Free container transport for the boats has been offered by the organisors of the Hobie World Championships in Cangas.
Containers will leave from Sydney, Cape Town, Los Angeles and the East Coast of the United States
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 Cangas Update
Hobie Tiger and Dragoon Worlds update
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  IHCA Rules Committee issue an interim ruling
Hobie Cat 14 rule 5.1(a) and Hobie 16 rule 6.1(a) are amended
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 The IHCA Rules Committee posted Rules for Comments
The IHCA Rules Committee posted 5 new proposals
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The IHCA Rules Committee requests your time in answering the questionaire to assist the IHCA in defining the Grand Master requirements.
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 2006 Hogs Breath Hobie Cat Nationals new web site
The 2006 Hogs Breath Hobie Cat Nationals has a new web site
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 Hobie Tiger and Hobie 17 North American Championships
Dates annuonced for the North American Hobie Tiger and 17 Championshionships
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 Hobie 16 Open North American Championships
The dates are announced for te North American Hobie 16 Championships
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 Hobie Division 11 has a new IHCA web site
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 Founder of Hobie Cat Australia passes away
Malcom McCartney co-founder of Hobie Cat Australia passes away
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 IHCA appoints new Youth Coordinator
In an effort to increase youth sailing the IHCA has appointed Brian Phipps to assist the Hobie regions and countries develop their youth training.
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