Category Archives: Hobie Hotshots

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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…

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Waterhouse & The Butler Boys | Hobie 14 World Championships, Italy

Here’s a brief history lesson… A Hobie Cat World Championships is something that many, many of our family are already familiar with. Whether it be last year’s extravaganza in Spain, where Team Australia’s journey at the 23rd Hobie 16 Worlds was documented through the lens of Totally Immersed TV’s ‘The Spain Files’; along with Team…

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Totally Immersed TV’s ‘2023 Winter Update’ | Australian Championship Tour

We’re Totally Immersed TV, the one and only, and this has been the Championship Tour! From the nooks and crannies in Victoria, all the way up the eastern seaboard to the Sunshine State, and across the continent to the vast land in the West, Totally Immersed TV is reliving the action, summarising the first half…

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Sunshine State is Heating Up for the State Titles & Bad News

Queensland State Championships – Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron The tension is building and the stakes are higher than ever for the highly anticipated Queensland Hobie Cat State Championships this weekend. Coordinated by the Queensland Hobie Cat Association in conjunction with the ever consistent Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the event is proudly supported by local Brisbane…

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Hobie 14’s Return to the Wild West After 30 Years

This weekend will be the first Hobie 14 WA State Championships since 1993. Still hugely popular around the world, the Hobie 14 just took a bit of a break in Western Australia, but this season the class is making its big comeback. A healthy fleet of 55 boats raced at the 50th Australian Championship with…