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Bad News Regatta & Gold Coast Catamaran Club’s 60th Anniversary

It’s that time of the year again Hobie Sailors!! The Gold Coast Catamaran Club would like to formally invite all off-the-beach catamaran sailors to the annual, the one and the only, the everlasting Bad News Regatta! Taking place over the June long weekend (NSW/VIC only), the Baddie Regatta is widely known as the most spectacular…

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Western Australian Hobie 16 State Championships – The Match Report

Pure Hobie Family Fun! The Pitts Design Western Australia Hobie 16 State Championships was the final major Championship event in Australian before the winter takes effect in the southern hemisphere. With a fleet consisting of some of the most successful Hobie 16 teams in the world, Geographe Bay was lit up with the colours of…

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President’s Report | NSW Hobie Cat Traveller Series Update

What an absolute sensational season of sailing we have had! Round 1 of our State Championships went down in spectacular fashion in Kurnell. Despite the dreary weather, we had an awesome turn out of 24 x Hobie Cats with a number of interstate travellers making the trip to Botany Bay. Round 2 hosted a record…

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Anglesea ’24 | Hat-Trick for Warrren-Myers | Victorian State Championships Match Report

“Does a penalty turn count if the wind does a 360 around our boat?” In what can only be described as some of the most profoundly erratic, fluky and taxing wind conditions the Australian Hobie Family was ever seen on the Championship Tour, the 2024 Victorian State Championships was one of the best we’ve seen…

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Hobie 18 Class Rule Changes Accepted

Dear class members, The process started last year and is related to the six proposed changes to the Hobie 18 Class Rules, which have now ended. This was achieved via two rounds of online questionnaires and subsequent review by the Rules Committee, resulting in recommendations being prepared and submitted to the Council. We are pleased…

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Toukley ’24 | Waterhouse Wins | NSW States Match Report

‘bitta breeze, bitta flat water, what could ya ask for?’ Round 2 of the NSW Hobie Cat State Championships was held at Toukley Sailing Club in Darkinjung Country over the weekend of the 10th & 11th of February. The splendidly flat waters of Tuggerah Lake hosted a grand total of 31 x Hobie 14s and…

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Hobie 18s Brighten Up Tanilba Bay for the Big Boat Regatta

‘life in technicolour’ Welcome to Tanilba Bay Amateur Sailing Club. Where the sun shines brightly through the graceful gum trees, onto the pristine rigging/camping lawn situated on the pristine shores of Port Stephens. With two days of solid nor’ east sea-breezes forecasted for bottom-half of the mid-north coast, the 40-plus strong fleet of off-the-beach catamarans…