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Hobie 18 Rule Change Questionnaire – Round Two Result

Dear class members, Following our first round of the Hobie 18 Rule Change questionnaire posted December 9th, 2023, the proposed new Hobie 18 Rule 3.2 and the change to Hobie 18 Rule 5.7 were, with outset in the received comments deferred for further consideration and clarification. The revised proposals were posted for an extra questionnaire…

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State of Supremacy | 2023/24 Australian Championships

Rediscovered and reinstated at the 50th Australian Championships in Jervis Bay, the NSW Hobie Cat Association challenged the other States for Supremacy above all others, much like a Hobie Sailing ‘State of Origin’. Opening up the competition for 51st Nationals in Bris-Vegas, the NSWHCA challenged the States for: ‘ the lowest total points of the top-3 teams/helms in…

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Bill Worrall Memorial Coaster

The sail numbers were under 10,000, Aaron Worrall was a toddler and the first Anglesea-Torquay Coaster was sailed. It was 50 or so years ago (going by Aaron’s age at the time) and six Surf Coast sailors including Bill Worrall on 7701, Phil Stanley, Steve Hickford and Mike Hancock, really pushed the limits of their…

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51st Hobie Cat Nationals, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron | The Match Report

The racing sails have been dropped, washed down, rolled up and put back into storage after what could be considered one of the toughest Australian Championships the Hobie Family has seen for a long time. Across the 10 day extravaganza, the true meaning of “having a bloody good time” couldn’t have been more evident; and…

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Totally Immersed TV Presents: 51st Hobie Cat Nationals | RQYS

This has been the 51st Hobie Nationals … and this is Totally Immersed TV! Go ahead, sit back with a beverage and enjoy the Summer’s most anticipated limited series, TITV Presents: The 51st Hobie Nationals | RQYS. Directed by: Paddy Butler Produced by: Paddy Butler Co-Producers: Elisabeth Smith & Bridget Raftery. Associate Producers: Andrew Warneke…

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HOBIE CAT SAILING RETURNS TO THE HOBIE FAMILY

Hobie Cat Company and Starting Line Sailing have jointly decided to conclude their licensing agreement, marking a momentous occasion as Hobie Cat Sailing rejoins Hobie. Hobie expresses its sincere appreciation to the SLS family of companies for their recent stewardship of Hobie Sailboats. Leading the way in this thrilling resurgence is Steve Fields, the former…

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Sail Brisbane ’23 – The Match Report

Interstate Winners, Last-Minute Crews on Moreton Bay’s Finest* Sail Brisbane ’23 kicked off under the brilliant Queensland sun, with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron providing a stunning backdrop for the diverse fleet that had gathered for this open regatta. The event showcased an impressive array of sailing classes, from the OK Dinghy World Championships to…

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Proposed Hobie 18 Rule Changes

Dear IHCA members, John Forbes, Australia, has submitted a package of Hobie Cat 18 class rule change proposals. The outset is the “Hobie Cat 18 Reimagined”-project John has been working on for years and as someone is acquainted with already. John’s proposals are meant to make the boat easier to sail for a wider range…

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Hobie Sailors, This letter is coming to you from the ANHCA on behalf of your state Hobie class association. Please note all correspondence regarding meeting minutes, proxy forms and items of general business need to go back to your state association/delegate to be presented at the AGM. Please be advised that the 2023/24 ANHCA…