Dear Hobie sailors,
The 20th Hobie 16 Worlds have had some YouTube videos uploaded. Steve Fields and Michel Corigliano explain the status of the worlds and the tourism available to competitors. Congratulations to both Steve and Michel in the pronouncing some of the Aboriginal names which can be difficult to pronounce.
The 20th Hobie 16 Worlds Notice of Race and entry pages are available on the Hobie Worlds web site. The Notice of Race can be downloaded from this page and the entry pages can be found here. An immediate record breaking response to the opening of worldwide registrations for the Hobie 16 World Championships,The Hobie 16 Worlds have all the boats supplied by Hobie Cat Australasia and no other boats shall be allowed to compete. As the new boats are supplied numbers to the worlds are limited. It is recommended you enter as soon as possible as there is also a discount for those sailors entering early. The web site www.hobieworlds.com has all the information for accommodation and additional information. Accommodation is filling up fast with locations available from 5 star, renting houses and units are still available. So it is advisable not to delay entering and booking your accommodation.
America’s Cup spectators will have a special opportunity to watch additional multihull racing as the 2013 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy will race on the America’s Cup course on September 7 as a unique precursor to the opening race. They have chosen the worlds largest mutlihull class, the Hobie 16 as the boat to used at this prestigious.
Hobie 16, 18 & 20 2013 North American Championships will be raced at Galveston, TX, October 21-25. 2013. Some positions from 2013 Hobie 16 North Americans will also be a used as a qualifier for the Hobie 16 Worlds. Hobie 16 North Americans will also be the qualifier for the 2015 Pan Am Games to be held in Toronto, Canada. North American sailors should contact the HCANA for confirmation.
EHCA has announced the 2013 Hobie 16 Europeans.The Europeans will be hosted by the Windsurfing Club Cagliari/ Italy from 11 to 20 October 2013.These days have been chosen as they are outside of the European national events and a cheap season in Cagliari with steady and great sailing conditions.
In November, the Brazilian Hobie Cat Championship regatta will be held at the Armação Beach, on the coast of the state of Sao Paulo.The Brazilian Hobie Cat Class Association, with the support of the City of Ilha Bela and the BL3 Sailing School, who will host the championship.
2013/14 Australian National Hobie Cat Championships with be raced at the Adelaide Sailing Club in South Australia.Registration is on Sunday, 29th of December, 2013.
Racing starts on Monday 30th of December 2013 and goes through to Friday 3rd January 2014. This could be a great warm up for the 20th Hobie 16 Worlds and is the only selection for the Australian sailors for the 20th Hobie 16 Worlds.
The 2014 Hobie Philippines Challenge Notice of Race and entry form has been updated and is now available. The Hobie Challenge course has changed again and now goes to six beautiful islands in the Visayan Sea.
The Fiji Hobie Challenge and Oceania Championships have been run with lots of photos and stories on our web site.
Hobie Asian Championships will be in Hong Kong 5&6 October with charter boats available for international sailors.
Thanks to Matt Bounds for the Hobie Hotline updating the results and stories on previous worlds. These can be found at the Hobie Worlds web site.
The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added.
The IHCA web site www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.
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