Author Archives: Paddy Butler

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Entries and Notice of Race LIVE for the NSW Hobie 14, 16 Women & Youth States

Flat water sea-breezes locked, loaded and ready to go! The NSW Hobie Cat Association, in conjunction with Toukley Sailing Club, are proud to release the Notice of Race and offical open entries for the 23-24 NSW Hobie 14, Hobie 16 Women & Youth State Championships, to be held during the second weekend of February. NSW…

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Palm Beach Sailing Club’s ‘Bullets Regatta 2023’

With the lasting memories of the past two Bullets Regattas being 35 degree temperatures and howling westerlies, it was with a sense of relief when the forecast stabilised during the week. What could be considered perfect conditions on Pittwater, Palm Beach Sailing Club’s Commodore Dick Clarke made the bold statement claiming the weekend’s racetrack as…

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Sail Brisbane ’23 | Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

It’s almost time to head to the sunshine state for the 51st Australian Championships at RQYS. Before all that RQYS is hosting Sail Brisbane ’23 on the 9th and 10th of December. With the invite going out to all keen Hobie sailors that just can’t wait to come to Queensland. For interstate travellers there will…

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NSW Hobie Cat Training Weekend | 2-3 December

The NSW Hobie Cat Association, in conjunction with the Vincentia Sailing Club, will be holding a Training & Development weekend during the first weekend in December. With the VSC hosting some of the best Hobie 14 sailors in the world, and the Australian Championships just over a month away, there’s no better time to hang…

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2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans | Lake Garda

Dear Hobie sailors, The EHCA and Univela Campione del Garda are delighted to announce the dates for the 2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans. The event will be held from the 16th to the 26th of July with the following race agenda: Hobie Dragoon: 17th-20th July Hobie 14: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat 16 Youth: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat…

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Cam & Suzzi Nominated for Australian Sailing’s Team of the Year

Representing Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Nedlands Yacht Club, Cam Owen and Susan Ghent continue to support their sport and their Hobie 16 class through travel to regional clubs and special events, interstate and overseas. The Western Australian team traveled to Spain to compete in the 2022 Hobie 16 World Championships, where they went head-to-head with 225…

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Results of the Hobie Cat 14 Minimum Crew Weight Survey

Dear class members, The Hobie Cat 14 minimum crew weight survey launched in September came to an end on October 19, 2023. We now have the result based on 198 valid responses. A great turnout which has exceeded our expectations and contributes significantly to producing the best possible image on how the hot Hobie Cat…

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Hobie 14 Mainsail & Jib – Expression of Interest

The Age of the Resurgence isn’t slowing down! The Australian Hobie Class is looking to gauge an understanding from our Hobie 14 sailors as to who would be interested in purchasing a BRAND NEW Hobie 14 mainsail and/or 14-Turbo jib manufactured by Starting Line Sailing (SLS). These sails would be the same as the mains…

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Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta Delivers Three Days of Thrilling Hobie 14 Racing

Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta unfolded over the October long weekend on the picturesque waters Darkinjung’s Tuggerah Lake, offering sailors and spectators alike an exhilarating three days of racing filled with varying conditions. The regatta, which honoured the memory of the late Bill Cheal, a founding member of Toukley Sailing Club, showcased the…