Category Archives: Hobie Hotshots

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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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Entries Open & Notice of Race LIVE for the 51st Australian Championships

Entries are officially OPEN and the Notice of Race is LIVE for the 2023-2024 Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. Taking place in Manly, Brisbane out of the widely renowned Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the Queensland Hobie Cat Association have been working tirelessly behind scenes, with Yacht Share, Sunstate Watersports, Cat Covers & Gill all jumping…

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SURVEY: Shall a minimum crew weight be reinstated for the Hobie Cat 14?

The question of whether the Hobie 14 shall have a minimum crew weight reinstated, or maintain no minimum crew weight, has been discussed extensively with the revival of the class around the world. Up till sometime in the 90s, the Hobie Cat 14 had a minimum crew weight of 150 lbs. (68.1 kg). This was…

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IHCA President’s Mid-Year Report

‘Easy to execute, fun for all ability levels & everyone goes home having learned something new’ We are in mid-summer now in North America and sailing season has been underway for a couple of months. We had the usual flurry of early events in May/June and now things are more spread out for the remainder…

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Hobie 14 Worlds | Team Australia’s Match Report

Was there ever a doubt Team Australia wouldn’t pull off The Italian Job… On the final day of the Queensland State Championships at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Rod Waterhouse came to MB and myself with a proposal: head to Italy for the Hobie 14 Worlds, clean up the podium, get the job done.  Sounds…

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Totally Immersed TV’s ‘The Italian Job’ | Hobie 14 Worlds

“What now? Well, it’s time for a beer!” Join Paddy, Mick & Rod as they take you behind the scenes in Circolo Vela Cesenatico for the Hobie 14 World Championships. Directed & Produced by: Paddy Butler Executive Producers: Hobie Asia Pacific, Vaikobi & Mick Butler Cinematography & Film Editing: Paddy Butler & Mads Gillard

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NSW Recognition of Outstanding Service & Membership Renewal

What makes a Hobie Sailor stand out from the rest? Ahead of the new sailing season, the NSW Hobie Cat Association will be implementing a new award for recognising the outstanding service individuals have provided to Hobie Cat Sailing in NSW over last few decades. If you have someone in mind, please fill out the…