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A rare honour

A rare honour has been awarded to one of our favourite Hobie sailors. Upu Kila is the recipient of an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). This award is presented to individuals for outstanding service to the community. For nearly 40 years, Upu has represented Papua New Guinea in sailing. He was […]

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2017 Hobie Nationals

The 2017 Nicholas Lynch Australian Hobie Cat Nationals are currently under way at Somers Yacht Club on Victoria’s Western Port Bay. For all the latest news, photos and results, be sure to check out the event web site at hobiecatnationals.com.au

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Vale: Robert “Hendo” Henderson

Very sad news – Bob Henderson, an old-time Hobie sailor from Yarra Bay, died on the weekend in Qld. Bob Henderson and wife crew Marilyn began sailing at Yarra Bay 16 foot Skiff Club along with good mate Bob Munroe, initially Hobie 14’s, then H16’s. Yarra Bay had a very strong H14 fleet at that […]

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2016 – QLD Youth Week

Queensland Youth Week From the 1-5 July, RQYS once again hosted the annual Queensland Youth Championships. Youth Week is an event for all classes, ranging from dinghies, skiffs, sailboards and most importantly the cats. Youth Week is used as the final selection regatta for the Australia youth sailing team, and for the last time, the […]

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2016 – QLD Youth Week

Queensland Youth Week From the 1-5 July, RQYS once again hosted the annual Queensland Youth Championships. Youth Week is an event for all classes, ranging from dinghies, skiffs, sailboards and most importantly the cats. Youth Week is used as the final selection regatta for the Australia youth sailing team, and for the last time, the […]

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Combined High Schools Regatta

During the first week of the April holidays, the 50th annual CHS sailing regatta was held at Belmont 16’s sailing club. There were 6 exciting races held over the 4 day event, with all sailors immensely enjoying their time on Lake Macquarie, NSW. There were six Hobie 16’s at the event with the top four being […]

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Worlds Selection

The 21st Hobie 16 World Championships entry page is now live and taking entries. The web site with all the information is  hobieworlds.com   Australia has three prequalified spots allocated which are offered in order of finishing at the recent Australian Hobie 16 Championships at Port Stephens. We require confirmation from place getters as to […]

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Australian Youth Nationals

The Australian Youth Championships were sailed over 4 days in varying conditions on Sydney Harbour, out of Woolarah Sailing Club. In the Hobie 16 fleet, the regatta was dominated by Lachie and Ethan White, with the battle for second and third a close battle between Vincentia club-mates Kyle Fortier / Bonnie Butler and Will McKenzie […]

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5 States, 5 Nations, 68 boats

At the close of registration today, we have 68 teams from 5 nations. You could be forgiven for thinking that the 9 teams from Western Australia had travelled a long way at around 4000km, but with teams from South Africa, Denmark and the Netherlands the big distance travellers have flown up to 16000km to sail […]

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Just chillin’

With a fleet of 70 boats expected, over half are already on the beach, and some even hit the water today. Others were happy to get the boat off the trailer, catch up with old friends and chill for just one more day. The shot of the day comes to us thanks to Peter “Doogie” […]

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