Category Archives: Match Reports

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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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Brisbane ’23 | The Queensland States Match Report

Cloudy with a chance of breeze? Welcome, Hobie Sailors, to what was another glorious weekend in the Sunshine State for the Queensland Hobie Cat State Championships. With newcomers and regulars to the Hobie Class alike plentiful on the waters of Quandamooka Country, along with past champions from the West and the South migrating to Bris-Vegas…


Around French Island Catamaran Challenge | The Match Report

Endurance racing at its finest. On the 25th of March, the ‘Around French Island Catamaran Challenge’ took place on the beautiful waters of Westernport Bay in Victoria. The course is a circumnavigation of French Island, covering a distance of approximately 42 kilometres. The race typically takes around 4-5 hours to complete, depending on wind conditions….

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Port Melbourne ’23 – The VIC States Match Report

In a dramatic turn of events… For as long as I can remember, the Victorian State Championships is one of the most fun, entertaining and competitive events on the Australian Championship Tour. But, after so many years traveling to our Nation’s south, we finally have a March weekend with a bit of breeze! And what…

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Rockingham ’23 – The WA Hobie 16 States Match Report

Colourful and fast in the Hobie 16 fleet as WA turns on some great conditions. What a weekend it was in Perth for the 2023 Hobie 16 WA State Championships. The racing was close, fast and exciting and the Hobie 16’s certainly put on a great show with the course taking the full length of…

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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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Wangi Wangi ’23 – The NSW States Match Report

Sharks, breeze and a whole lotta flat water, this is champagne sailing for ya! The sensationally warm waters of Lake Macquarie were lit up on the first weekend of February as the 2023 Australian Hobie Class Championship Tour kick started in style, as Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club hosted the NSW Hobie 14, 18 16…


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…


Beware The Bullets – The Match Report

Never has a regatta lived more truly to its name than this… It was a weekend like no other on Pittwater for the first Round of the NSW State Championships. Running in conjunction with Palm Beach Sailing Club’s annual ‘Beware The Bullets’ Regatta, fifteen Hobie 16s and five Hobie 14-Turbos hit Pittwater over the course…

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Hobie 16 Worlds – The Team Australia Match Report

What a day, what a lovely day… The true nature of a Hobie 16 Worlds is indescribable. To not be there is to risk the worst case of FOMO ever experienced by an individual. With a vast number of the Australian Hobie Family coming down with the deadly illness over the duration of the three…