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Wangi Wangi ’23 – The NSW States Match Report

Sharks, breeze and a whole lotta flat water, this is champagne sailing for ya! The sensationally warm waters of Lake Macquarie were lit up on the first weekend of February as the 2023 Australian Hobie Class Championship Tour kick started in style, as Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club hosted the NSW Hobie 14, 18 16…

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The 50th Hobie Nationals Match Report

Well, was that worth the wait or what?! It’s all said and done. The racing sails have been dropped, rolled up and put back into storage after what has been one of the most spectacular gatherings of the Australian Hobie Family in over 50 years. Across the 10 day extravaganza, the true meaning of “having…

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Beware The Bullets – The Match Report

Never has a regatta lived more truly to its name than this… It was a weekend like no other on Pittwater for the first Round of the NSW State Championships. Running in conjunction with Palm Beach Sailing Club’s annual ‘Beware The Bullets’ Regatta, fifteen Hobie 16s and five Hobie 14-Turbos hit Pittwater over the course…

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Hobie 16 Worlds – The Team Australia Match Report

What a day, what a lovely day… The true nature of a Hobie 16 Worlds is indescribable. To not be there is to risk the worst case of FOMO ever experienced by an individual. With a vast number of the Australian Hobie Family coming down with the deadly illness over the duration of the three…

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2022 Bad News Regatta – The Match Report

How would you describe the Bad News Regatta in three words or less? “Bloody good time”; “oh my god”; “how good’s this”, “your shout bloke”; “back to Squirters?”; and … “who’s seen Worsty?” The mainsails have been pulled down and the jibs have been rolled up tight, after what was one of the most chaotic,…

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2022 Queensland State Championships – The Match Report

The Hobie Family, plus breeze, sunshine and choc tops? The true meaning of having “a bloody good time” couldn’t be more evident! As always, it was another sensational weekend for the Hobie Family, as we gathered for the 2022 Queensland Hobie Cat State Championships. Taking place at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on the crystal…

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2022 Victorian State Championships – The Match Report

The Hobie Family was met with another glorious weekend of ‘Cowboy Racing’ down in the deep south for the 2022 Victorian Hobie Cat State Championships. Taking place at the sensationally warm and welcoming Portarlington Sailing Club, situated on the Bellarine Peninsula on the western side of Port Phillip Bay, 45 boats hit the water for…

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An Exciting Battle for the Podium at the WA Hobie 16 State Championships

It was an action-packed weekend of close racing at the 2022 Warren Taylor Homes WA Hobie 16 State Championships 2022, hosted by Geraldton Yacht Club. Known for strong winds at this time of year, the city of Geraldton had other plans for the Hobie 16 sailors. There was a mix of conditions over the 11…

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The Vincentia Sailing Club’s Match Report – NSW Hobie 14, Women & Youth States w/ Dragoon Nationals

How good is Hobie Sailing! The word is in from the Hobie Family, and we can confirm that the 2022 Hobie 14, Women & Youth State Championships, along with the inaugural Hobie Dragoon Australian National Championships, was unarguably a glorious success! And after what was an awesome presentation night up at the Vincentia Country Club,…

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2021 Bad News Regatta

The Bad News Regatta has been one of the largest winter regattas of Hobie sailing in Australia. Originally started back in the 1960’s prior to Hobies even being invented. The ‘Top Cat of the Alley’ and the ‘Currumbin Marathon’ was sailed the 2nd week end in June over what was then the Queens Birthday long…