Hobie 17 & Hobie 18 North American Championships

Hobie 17

The 2022 Hobie 17/18 North American Championship is hosted by Perry Yacht Club. Perry Yacht Club is a private, gated club on the North end of Perry Lake. It features a private beach for launching, Hot showers, and restrooms, and a fantastic view of the racing area. Primitive Camping and limited RV parking is available, […]

New & Charter Boats Available for the 50th Australian Hobie Nationals

Hobies On The Beach

Calling all International Hobie Sailors to the 50th Australian Hobie Cat National Championships. The NSW Hobie Cat Association and the Vincentia Sailing Club, along with Hobie Asia Pacific have some very special news for you regarding the 50th Australian Hobie Cat Nationals. Like everyone else, we are utterly blown away at the scale this event […]

The IHCA Council approved the following class rules for the Hobie 20 & 17

Ihca Sail Label Ver. 2

Appendix F – Hobie Cat 17 sail Sails manufactured under the provisions of Gen. Class Rule 6 IHCA licensed sailmaker(s): Elliott Loft, LCC. Whirlwind Sails.   Sails manufactured by a licensed sailmaker must comply with the specifications and measurements in this appendix.   All main sails manufactured by non-HOBIE CAT CO. sailmakers shall bear the […]

Ron Palmer, Life Member of the IHCA and former Executive Director passes away

Ron Palmer

Paul Ronald Palmer, age 83, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with his two daughters and one of his closest friends by his side. He has now joined his wife and lifelong love, Shirley. Ron was born August 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa. He lived with his parents and older brother […]

Hobie 20 comment and vote on proposed rule change

Hobie 20

Dear class members, The first proposal as announced on 30-05-2022 was not well received by the majority of voting members. With outset in the result and comments, the Rules Committee along with HCANA representatives, IHCA Executive Director, and IHCA President have now prepared a modified proposal. The main changes are: 1. It is clarified that […]

Hobie 17 and Hobie 20 sailmaker selection summary status and vote for Hobie 17 class rule change

Hobie 17 Logo

The Hobie 20 proposal (May 15) received mixed reviews in the comment period. The rules committee has withdrawn that proposal for further discussion and revision. A revised proposal will be published soon. The Hobie 17 requires a different solution. We have received a lot of sailor input and the sailors are clearly interested in a […]

Result of the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection vote.

Hobie 20

We have the result of the votes cast on the proposal published 18-05-2022 related to the Hobie 20 rule changes and sailmaker selection: YES: 43,75% NO: 56,25% ABSTENTION: 0% The majority was not happy with the proposed solution as can be seen. With an outset in the result and the received comments, the proposal will […]

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