The very first Hobie Class Association regatta took place on July 4th, 1968 off Poche Beach, Capistrano, California, a local surfing paradise. A grand total of six Hobie Cat 14s took part! These were the first six boats made, and they had to race!
From this humble beginning grew one of the world's largest one-design sailing class associations with over 500 fleets in close to 100 countries on every continent, ocean, and sea around the globe.
For more information about regional associations, local fleets, and regattas, visit the International Hobie Class Association.