International Hobie Class Association News, May 2011

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Dear Hobie sailors, 

A big thank you for the sailors that took the time to respond to our recent feedback. This is important for the sponsors of Hobie World Championships who need to know the return of their sponsorship dollar. The feedback given to us has excellent results for your potential sponsors.

In May ISAF will decide the sailing disciplines for the 2016 Olympic Games. From the submissions sent it seems that in 2016 we will have a multihull. Will it be Mixed, Open or Men’s and Women, only time will tell.

The Hobie Europeans have updated their web site. It now has the Notice of Race, online entry form, accommodation and lots more information. As always the Hobie Europeans is a high quality Hobie event and it should not be missed.

Tanzacat 2011 dates have been announced 2-11 September. This world acclaimed event has included the Zanzibar Raid. With a limited number of brand new Hobie Tiger and Hobie 16 (that is right brand new charter boats available) this is another Hobie event not to miss. We all wish the ISAF Council all the best in making the Olympic decision.

Hobie 16 Asian Championships is announced for Weihai, China, September 6th to 14th. There are large range charter boats available that are in excellent condition. The Weihai Government is putting a big effort into increasing Hobie sailing in China. It will be another spectacular event. Everyone is invited from Asia and around the world. The Notice of Race will be made available in the next week.

2011 Fiji Hobie Challenge and Oceanic Challenge have updated their web site with news, Notice of Race.

XXXV Brazilian Hobie Cat 16 Championship and XXXIX Brazilian Hobie Cat 14 Championship have been announced October 29 – November 05, 2011. The host location Buzios, has been nominated as one of the top-10 most beautiful places in the world only 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro.

The IHCA web site www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.  

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