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Toukley ’24 | Waterhouse Wins | NSW States Match Report

‘bitta breeze, bitta flat water, what could ya ask for?’ Round 2 of the NSW Hobie Cat State Championships was held at Toukley Sailing Club in Darkinjung Country over the weekend of the 10th & 11th of February. The splendidly flat waters of Tuggerah Lake hosted a grand total of 31 x Hobie 14s and…

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Hobie 18s Brighten Up Tanilba Bay for the Big Boat Regatta

‘life in technicolour’ Welcome to Tanilba Bay Amateur Sailing Club. Where the sun shines brightly through the graceful gum trees, onto the pristine rigging/camping lawn situated on the pristine shores of Port Stephens. With two days of solid nor’ east sea-breezes forecasted for bottom-half of the mid-north coast, the 40-plus strong fleet of off-the-beach catamarans…

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Entries Open for the ’24 Victorian State Championships

Entries are now open for the 2024 Victorian States! Proudly hosted by Anglesea Motor Yacht Club, this is an event not to be missed. Racing on the open waters of Bass Strait and along the hallowed Surf Coast, come sail with us and put the ‘surf’ back in ‘surf cat!’ Rowdy’s extraordinary games are back…

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Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire – Round Two Result

Dear class members, Following our first round of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted December 9th, 2023, the proposed new Hobie 18 Rule 3.2 and the change to Hobie 18 Rule 5.7 were, with outset in the received comments deferred for further consideration and clarification. The revised proposals were posted for an extra questionnaire…


State of Supremacy | 2023/24 Australian Championships

Rediscovered and reinstated at the 50th Australian Championships in Jervis Bay, the NSW Hobie Cat Association challenged the other States for Supremacy above all others, much like a Hobie Sailing ‘State of Origin’. Opening up the competition for 51st Nationals in Bris-Vegas, the NSWHCA challenged the States for: ‘ the lowest total points of the top-3 teams/helms in…


Bill Worrall Memorial Coaster

The sail numbers were under 10,000, Aaron Worrall was a toddler and the first Anglesea-Torquay Coaster was sailed. It was 50 or so years ago (going by Aaron’s age at the time) and six Surf Coast sailors including Bill Worrall on 7701, Phil Stanley, Steve Hickford and Mike Hancock, really pushed the limits of their…

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Hobie 18 Proposed Rules Updated

Dear members, As announced on January 26, 2024, along with the result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire, two of the six change proposals were deferred for further consideration and clarification. It involves the proposed changes to Hobie 18 class rules 3.2 and 5.7. Revised change proposals to these two rules have been prepared…

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Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire

Result of the Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire Dear class members, The Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted on December 9th, 2023, came to an end on January 16th, 2024. The Rules Committee has now analyzed the 109 received responses and we are pleased to announce the results on each of the six proposals: Q1….

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51st Hobie Cat Nationals, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron | The Match Report

The racing sails have been dropped, washed down, rolled up and put back into storage after what could be considered one of the toughest Australian Championships the Hobie Family has seen for a long time. Across the 10 day extravaganza, the true meaning of “having a bloody good time” couldn’t have been more evident; and…