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NSW Hobie Cat Training Weekend | 2-3 December

The NSW Hobie Cat Association, in conjunction with the Vincentia Sailing Club, will be holding a Training & Development weekend during the first weekend in December. With the VSC hosting some of the best Hobie 14 sailors in the world, and the Australian Championships just over a month away, there’s no better time to hang…

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Western Australian Hobie Cat Training Weekend | 18-19 November

Coaching weekend coming up! Free and everyone welcome. Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November. The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Hobie Fleet Coaching Clinic weekend is free and available to all sailors. The content will suit all multihulls and any other fast moving class. Saturday 18 November 9:45 am start time. At the Dinghy and Training…

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Top Gun ’23 | The NSW States Match Report

Revvin’ up your engine, Listen to her howlin’ roar… Joining the contingent of cargo ships, jellyfish, and planes overhead on the flat waters of Botany Bay in Dharawal country, a strong fleet of catamarans hit the water over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November. Kurnell Catamaran Club played host to the first…

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2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans | Lake Garda

Dear Hobie sailors, The EHCA and Univela Campione del Garda are delighted to announce the dates for the 2024 Hobie Multi-Europeans. The event will be held from the 16th to the 26th of July with the following race agenda: Hobie Dragoon: 17th-20th July Hobie 14: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat 16 Youth: 17th-20th July Hobie Cat…

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Cam & Suzzi Nominated for Australian Sailing’s Team of the Year

Representing Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and Nedlands Yacht Club, Cam Owen and Susan Ghent continue to support their sport and their Hobie 16 class through travel to regional clubs and special events, interstate and overseas. The Western Australian team traveled to Spain to compete in the 2022 Hobie 16 World Championships, where they went head-to-head with 225…

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Results of the Hobie Cat 14 Minimum Crew Weight Survey

Dear class members, The Hobie Cat 14 minimum crew weight survey launched in September came to an end on October 19, 2023. We now have the result based on 198 valid responses. A great turnout which has exceeded our expectations and contributes significantly to producing the best possible image on how the hot Hobie Cat…

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Hobie 14 Mainsail & Jib – Expression of Interest

The Age of the Resurgence isn’t slowing down! The Australian Hobie Class is looking to gauge an understanding from our Hobie 14 sailors as to who would be interested in purchasing a BRAND NEW Hobie 14 mainsail and/or 14-Turbo jib manufactured by Starting Line Sailing (SLS). These sails would be the same as the mains…

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Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta Delivers Three Days of Thrilling Hobie 14 Racing

Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta unfolded over the October long weekend on the picturesque waters Darkinjung’s Tuggerah Lake, offering sailors and spectators alike an exhilarating three days of racing filled with varying conditions. The regatta, which honoured the memory of the late Bill Cheal, a founding member of Toukley Sailing Club, showcased the…

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Entries Open & Notice of Race LIVE for the 51st Australian Championships

Entries are officially OPEN and the Notice of Race is LIVE for the 2023-2024 Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. Taking place in Manly, Brisbane out of the widely renowned Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the Queensland Hobie Cat Association have been working tirelessly behind scenes, with Yacht Share, Sunstate Watersports, Cat Covers & Gill all jumping…

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SURVEY: Shall a minimum crew weight be reinstated for the Hobie Cat 14?

The question of whether the Hobie 14 shall have a minimum crew weight reinstated, or maintain no minimum crew weight, has been discussed extensively with the revival of the class around the world. Up till sometime in the 90s, the Hobie Cat 14 had a minimum crew weight of 150 lbs. (68.1 kg). This was…