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AUS F18 Bids to Host 2026 Worlds in Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, WA

You may remind our friends of Western Australia have been forced to resign hosting 2022 Worlds in Cruising Yacht Club of Western Australia due to border restrictions put in force by AUS authorities. Fortunately enough, pandemic is now behind us, and the Class is happy to post the excellent bid recently presented on behalf of F18 Australia…

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2025 – 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing

The 2025- 2028 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) have now been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. The 2025-2028 Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) have also been published by World Sailing. These will come into effect on 1 January 2025. These new rules and the current 2021-2024 Racing…

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WORLD CHAMPION WINS AUSTRALIAN JINDABYNE SAILING SAGA! (May, 1981)

All of a sudden there were yells, yahoos and smiles as the skippers and crews either hung out or hooked-up on the trapezes. World champion Hobie 16 skipper, Brett Dryland of Sydney, Australia showed almost 80 other Hobie catamaran skippers why he is the best. The second lake Jindabyne Hobie Cat saga also attracted the…

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New Committee & Traveller Series for the Queensland Hobie Cat Association INC.

A changing of the guard has taken place for the Queensland Hobie Cat Association Inc., with the next generation of Hobie sailors taking the reigns for the upcoming season of sailing. Jess Hutchinson has stepped up as Treasurer, taking the place of Julie Keenan. Libby Kirby has jumped into the role as Secretary, taking over…

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Wildcat Regatta Returns | NOR & Entries Open

The Wildcat Regatta is back and it’s more WILD than ever! The NSWHCA’s man on the ground Mr. Michael ‘The Director’ Taylor is working hell for leather with the Great Lakes Sailing Club who are all well and truly underway with the organisation of the fabled Wild Cat Regatta, taking place once again over the…

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IHCA President June 2024 Blog “Call your Dealer”

Hobie Dealers – purchasing parts and boats. Lately, there have been lots of questions and confusion about what is available and where you should go to purchase parts and accessories. Granted, we are in a transitional time as Hobie Cat Company restarts production, but everything is coming. The message from Hobie Cat Co. is to…

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Australian Sailing Summit | Resources for Club’s & Associations

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to represent Australian Sailing’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group at the NSW/ACT Sailing Summit, held at Canberra Yacht Club. My expectations were absolutely blown away about what I learned from Australian Sailing, in which the ANHCA is an affiliated Class. I had the opportunity to meet and yarn…

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Bad News Regatta & Gold Coast Catamaran Club’s 60th Anniversary

It’s that time of the year again Hobie Sailors!! The Gold Coast Catamaran Club would like to formally invite all off-the-beach catamaran sailors to the annual, the one and the only, the everlasting Bad News Regatta! Taking place over the June long weekend (NSW/VIC only), the Baddie Regatta is widely known as the most spectacular…