Hobie sailing - fun, familiar places, new places, old friends, new friends, and memories - of fun times with people who share a love of the class. The International Hobie Class Association, the Hobie Class Association of North America and Hobie Cat World Wide announce the release of two videos produced by Gary Jobson that document Hobie sailing and the “Hobie Way of Life”.
The Hobie Hotline is the documented history and highlights of the Hobie Cat Class Association. It was first published in February 1971 as a mimeographed newsletter, then progressed to a bi-monthly magazine. Hobie Cat Company dug in its archives, swam through boxes, even had some help from members obtaining lost and/or damaged copies, to finally present this digital set, now available to be enjoyed by all.
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.