IHCA June News

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With the Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger, and Wild Cat World Championships at Travemuende, Germany fast approaching, it is pleasing to announce that there are brand new Hobie 14 for charter. A special thanks must go to Sport Mohr, the Hobie agent in Germany for making the boats available in conjunction with Hobie Cat Europe. These Hobie 14 are available to buy after the worlds at a discount price.

For those sailors having difficulty with the online registration system, there is an alternate system. There is a form that can be downloaded here.

  • 20 & 21 July 2013 measurement with practice race in the afternoon (21st) and opening ceremony on 21st evening.
  • 22-27 July 2013 racing for the Hobie 14 and Dragoon with the prize giving on the evening on the 27th.
  • 20-22 July 2013 measurement for the Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat.
  • 23-28 July racing for the Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat prize giving on the evening on the 28th

The Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat have had their world championships moved one day later. The EHCA has organized a training session prior to the worlds for the Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat with the Dragoon sailors welcome to attend. Lamberto Cesari from Italy reigning Hobie Wildcat European Champion will conduct the training.These World Championships would be a bring-your-own-boat world championships.

The 20th Hobie 16 Worlds will be at Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The world championship event will take place in Australia in 2014 with the opening ceremony on January 31 and competition continuing through to the open finals and closing ceremony on February 15. The web site www.hobieworlds.com has all the information for accommodation and additional information. Accommodation is filling up fast with locations available from 5 star, renting houses and units still available. So it is advisable not to delay booking your accommodation.

Hobie 17 North Americans will be held at Lewis and Clark Reservoir, Yankton, SD, 10-14 June.

America’s Cup spectators will have a special opportunity to watch additional multihull racing as the 2013 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy will race on the America’s Cup course on September 7 as a unique precursor to the opening race. They have chosen the worlds largest mutlihull class, the Hobie 16 as the boat to used for the 2013 U.S. Multihull Championship and Hobie Alter Trophy.

EHCA has announced the 2013 Hobie 16 Europeans. The Europeans will be hosted by the Windsurfing Club Cagliari/Italy from 11 to 20 October 2013. These days have been chosen as they are outside of the European national events and a cheap season in Cagliari with steady and great sailing conditions.

Hobie Fleet 252 in Fiji is planning GREAT FIJI WARMUP REGATTA at Pacific Harbour the site of the 1986 Hobie 16 Worlds. The Notice of Race ad entry form is now on our web site. The format 25/30 ex Fiji Worlds H16s fully refurbished maximum of two teams sharing a boat .50/60 teams. Bring your own sails and main blocks if you wish, or use the ones supplied.

This event will be immediately followed by a lay day and the 5-day; long distance FIJI CHALLENGE, entries in this event will be limited to 30. The organizers have already received entires from Australia, Hong Kong, Tahiti, New Zealand and USA.

A big thank you to Matt Bounds who has continued to scan some of the old Hobie Hotlines with world championships results. www.hobieworlds.com then click on Past Worlds and you will see of the legends of the Class. Matt has been busy this month so don’t forget to see the history that has made our class so successful.

The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added.
The IHCA web site www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.

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