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New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Hobie Nationals

Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event…

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State Championships Confirmed: NSW & Victoria

It’s the off season Hobie Sailors, but is it really? The 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships is well and truly underway, with a jaw-dropping 90 boats entered over two Series. Yes, you read that correctly – 90 boats. This number is absolutely staggering. If you’re one of the Cowboys or Cowgirls that have already…

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Totally Immersed TV – Episode 2: Keep Moving

Nationals, airborne dolphins and a bit of cheek … On the second instalment of Totally Immersed TV, Paddy is joined by the grommets from Vincentia: Bryn ‘The Young Gun’ Robinson-Mills, ‘Jimmy The Kid’ Winchester, and Brody ‘Quick-sticks’ Watt. The lads discuss the Early Bird entries for the 50th Hobie Cat Nationals and their plans for…

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Team Australia Hobie 16 Worlds & Nationals Training Weekend

Winter’s well and truly here, but has that ever stopped us before? The first half of the 2022 Australian Hobie Cat Championship Tour is all but packed away for the winter, and on the eve of the Winter Solstice, it’s time to start looking forward to what’s coming up on the Hobie Family’s calendar. The…

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2022 Bad News Regatta – The Match Report

How would you describe the Bad News Regatta in three words or less? “Bloody good time”; “oh my god”; “how good’s this”, “your shout bloke”; “back to Squirters?”; and … “who’s seen Worsty?” The mainsails have been pulled down and the jibs have been rolled up tight, after what was one of the most chaotic,…

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Totally Immersed TV – Episode 1: Now We’re Talkin’

Welcome to Totally Immersed TV, proudly supported by Hobie Cat Asia Pacific. The Hobie Hotshots, once sponsored by the NSW Hobie Cat Association, was the main source of information for the Australian Hobie Class. It filled us in on upcoming regattas, reflected the antics and mischief that the Hobie Family brought to each event, and…

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Volunteer and Accommodation Update for the 50th Hobie Nationals

The 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships is fast approaching, and big things are falling into place! The intrepid team hosting the 50th Hobie Nationals in Jervis Bay, NSW, the Vincentia Sailing Club (VSC), are working tirelessly to make this event one to remember for the next 50 years. But, they can’t do it alone…..

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2022 Queensland State Championships – The Match Report

The Hobie Family, plus breeze, sunshine and choc tops? The true meaning of having “a bloody good time” couldn’t be more evident! As always, it was another sensational weekend for the Hobie Family, as we gathered for the 2022 Queensland Hobie Cat State Championships. Taking place at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on the crystal…

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Entries Open for the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals

It’s been a long time coming Cowboy Sailors, but we’re finally here… Entries are officially OPEN for the 50th Hobie Cat National Championships, taking place in Jervis Bay, NSW, at the widely renowned Vincentia Sailing Club. The tension is building, the sailors are training and the wind gods are working tirelessly as we all begin…