Category Archives: Hobie Hotshots

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Starting Line Sailing’s Hobie Cat Manufacturer Site Visit

‘Believe’ Returning from a ski trip to New England, Carol and I took the opportunity to visit Starting Line Sailing’s manufacturing facility in Rhode Island, USA. Starting Line Sailing (SLS) is the parent company of West Coast Sailing, Zim Sailing, Dwyer Mast and Rigging and now Hobie Sailboats. Starting Line Sailing entered into a long-term…

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Starting Line Sailing Full Steam Ahead with Production of Hobie Boats & Parts

Dear Hobie Sailors, Since you last heard from Starting Line Sailing, the new Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. We have made significant progress made across the entire Hobie Sailboats supply chain. A small overview of where we are heading and what we have achieved since we have become the Hobie Cat sailboat manufacturer. Last week, we…

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Totally Immersed TV on the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix

“Never have I ever seen anything like this…” In a state of wondrous shock, Gav Luxton & Mick Butler starred in utter disbelief at what lay before them at the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix. However, despite what you would expect, it wasn’t when the boys were on Sydney 2000, watching nine F50’s hit the…

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2022: A Totally Immersed TV Special

“We’ve been the Australian Hobie Class, and this is Totally Immersed TV!” Watch in wonder and totally immerse yourselves in the year that was. With takes from Jervis Bay, Twofold Bay, Moreton Bay, Currumbin Alley, and finally the Hobie 16 Worlds in Spain, the Australian Hobie Class has had another astounding year to date. Finally,…

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The 50th Hobie Nationals Match Report

Well, was that worth the wait or what?! It’s all said and done. The racing sails have been dropped, rolled up and put back into storage after what has been one of the most spectacular gatherings of the Australian Hobie Family in over 50 years. Across the 10 day extravaganza, the true meaning of “having…

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The Australian Hobie Class: Cowboy Sailing

2022: What a year, what a lovely year… After what has been the one of the most successful years for the Australian Hobie Class to date, the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals is shaping up to be something truly glorious; and with over 120 boats and only a few sleeps away, it’s about time we…