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Western Australian Hobie 16 State Championships – The Match Report

Pure Hobie Family Fun! The Pitts Design Western Australia Hobie 16 State Championships was the final major Championship event in Australian before the winter takes effect in the southern hemisphere. With a fleet consisting of some of the most successful Hobie 16 teams in the world, Geographe Bay was lit up with the colours of…

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Anglesea ’24 | Hat-Trick for Warrren-Myers | Victorian State Championships Match Report

“Does a penalty turn count if the wind does a 360 around our boat?” In what can only be described as some of the most profoundly erratic, fluky and taxing wind conditions the Australian Hobie Family was ever seen on the Championship Tour, the 2024 Victorian State Championships was one of the best we’ve seen…

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Toukley ’24 | Waterhouse Wins | NSW States Match Report

‘bitta breeze, bitta flat water, what could ya ask for?’ Round 2 of the NSW Hobie Cat State Championships was held at Toukley Sailing Club in Darkinjung Country over the weekend of the 10th & 11th of February. The splendidly flat waters of Tuggerah Lake hosted a grand total of 31 x Hobie 14s and…

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Hobie 18s Brighten Up Tanilba Bay for the Big Boat Regatta

‘life in technicolour’ Welcome to Tanilba Bay Amateur Sailing Club. Where the sun shines brightly through the graceful gum trees, onto the pristine rigging/camping lawn situated on the pristine shores of Port Stephens. With two days of solid nor’ east sea-breezes forecasted for bottom-half of the mid-north coast, the 40-plus strong fleet of off-the-beach catamarans…

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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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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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Palm Beach Sailing Club’s ‘Bullets Regatta 2023’

With the lasting memories of the past two Bullets Regattas being 35 degree temperatures and howling westerlies, it was with a sense of relief when the forecast stabilised during the week. What could be considered perfect conditions on Pittwater, Palm Beach Sailing Club’s Commodore Dick Clarke made the bold statement claiming the weekend’s racetrack as…

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Top Gun ’23 | The NSW States Match Report

Revvin’ up your engine, Listen to her howlin’ roar… Joining the contingent of cargo ships, jellyfish, and planes overhead on the flat waters of Botany Bay in Dharawal country, a strong fleet of catamarans hit the water over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November. Kurnell Catamaran Club played host to the first…

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Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta Delivers Three Days of Thrilling Hobie 14 Racing

Toukley Sailing Club’s Bill Cheal Memorial Regatta unfolded over the October long weekend on the picturesque waters Darkinjung’s Tuggerah Lake, offering sailors and spectators alike an exhilarating three days of racing filled with varying conditions. The regatta, which honoured the memory of the late Bill Cheal, a founding member of Toukley Sailing Club, showcased the…