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IHCA Rules Change; Various Trampolines and Hobie Waves

2100hrs AEST | 25th September 2023 Date: Middelfart, DENMARK, 10 August 2023 To: Hobie Class Members From: IHCA Rules Committee Subject: Comment period on various trampoline and Hobie Wave rules. Dear all, The relevance of changing the trampoline class rules for some of our classes has been discussed for a while. Discussions which have also…

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Totally Immersed TV | Bris-Vegas ’23 | Season 2 Episodes 16-19

“what happens in Bris-Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Bris-Vegas’” Welcome to ‘Bris-Vegas ’23‘, an all new Totally Immersed TV adventure at the home of Hobie Sailing in the Sunshine State, one of our favourite locations on the Australian Championship Tour; welcome to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for the 2023 Queensland State Championships! Join TITV’s…

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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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Bad News ’23 | The Match Report

You know are at the Gold Coast Catamaran Club’s ‘Memorial Bad News Regatta’ when: A: There is inappropriate touching of the top mark. B: The ‘On-Station’ flag is the Skull ‘n’ Crossbones. C: At least ONE room in The Rocks Resort can be heard from the beach. D: The sun is shining, the breeze is…


Hobie 14 Training & Development Weekend

Winter’s well and truly here, but has that ever stopped us before? The first half of the 2023 Australian Hobie Cat Championship Tour is all but packed away for the winter, it’s time to start looking forward to what’s coming up on the Hobie Family’s calendar. The Hobie 14 class is only getting stronger around the…

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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…