Category Archives: National News


Totally Immersed TV | S2 Ep15 | Flinders Trip ’23 | Somers Yacht Club

Welcome to Somers Yacht Club, home of Totally Immersed TV’s very own Emily, Matilda and the Abis! Located on the shores of Westernport Bay, Somers Yacht Club is a family friendly sailing club that is home to an array of sailing craft, but most importantly, Hobie Cats! Lead by the intrepid Morris Clan, the mariners…

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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…

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Totally Immersed TV | Season 2 Episodes 11-14 | The Southerly Buster

“it was like … sailing in heaven’” Welcome to ‘The Southerly Buster’, an all new Totally Immersed TV adventure at one of the most iconic regattas of the Australian Championship Tour: The Victorian State Championships! Paddy, Carmen, Bridget & Bryn are headed southbound and all set to take TITV behind the scenes for the epic…


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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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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Totally Immersed TV | 2023 Combined High Schools Sailing Championships

“Alright then, lets get into it crew’” Welcome to the 44th Australian Secondary Schools Sailing Championships like you’ve never seen it before! Coach Paddy is on location with Bridget, Bryn and the rest of the Hobie Groms in a whole new adventure on the waters of Lake Macquarie. Taking you behind the scenes of the…

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Totally Immersed TV | Season 2 Episodes 8-10 | The Wild West

It’s the second stop on the 2023 Hobie Class Championship Tour, and it’s across the Nullarbor to the vast, desolate and ultimately blowy land in the west. Join Paddy & Pelican as they make their way over from the east as they meet Elisabeth and the rest of the Western Australian’s for some of the…

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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…

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Totally Immersed TV | Season 2 Episodes 5-7 | Wangi Wangi ’23

Welcome to the 2023 Hobie Class Championship Tour, and what better way to kick things off than Paddy & Gav playing with fire. On the shores of the picturesque Lake Macquarie, Wangi Wangi is playing host to a new team of sailors are reporting live for Totally Immersed TV. Jimmy is on the helm prepping…

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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…