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The 2017 South African Hobie® Championships has started with a very impressive lineup of sailors. The current Hobie 16 world champion Daniel Bjornholt Christensen and with his brother Nicolaj are attending from Denmark, with current and former Hobie World Champions, Blaine Dodds, William Edwards, Shaun Ferry, Matthew Whitehead, and Douglas Edwards all competing. This is certainly a tough regatta. Off the water there is plenty of fun with a ‘Hobie Legends party.’ Surely there would be no exaggeration from the sailors. As we know time would not have made the stories better.

It is pleasing to see many of the large regattas are getting the information out early so the sailors can plan their holidays. Hobie 16 North American Championship 2018 will be sailed at Navarre Beach, Florida. The 2018 Hobie Multi-Europeans will be hosted Hornbaek,Denmark 20-28 July. The French have their Hobie Challenge. Over 11 host clubs are getting involved in the Challenge, both on the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

RELATED: September 2017 IHCA Newsletter

We still have plenty of more big championships to finish off the year:

The Hobie Asian Championships at Long Qi Bay, Dapeng, Shenzhen P.R.China, where 21st Hobie16 Worlds were held. There are charter boats available as well as quality accommodation.

The 2017 Nicholas Lynch Australian Hobie Cat Nationals 28th Dec 2017 to 3rd Jan 2018. Raced at Somers which is around 70 km south-east of Melbourne, in the south-eastern corner of the Mornington Peninsula on Western Port Bay. If you enter before the end of the month you save money. So get in early and enter.

With lot of sailing still happening don’t put your boat away. There will always be a Hobie Regatta near you.

The 2017 Hobie 16 South African Nations Championships is Underway
Racing is underway in Langebaan for the 2017 Hobie 16 South African Championships. What a line up of legends and future legends are racing. Catch all the news on the IHCA website.

The French Challenge Hobie Cat 2018
In 2018, the French Hobie Class Association (AFHC) will conduct the National Challenge for the Hobie Cat 14, Hobie Cat 16 and Wild Cat.

Eleven host clubs get involved in the Challenge, both on the Atlantic and Mediterranean, ensuring varying conditions.

The website has the details as well as some excellent videos.

Sanya Hobie Regatta
Twenty six open teams and 12 youth teams competed at the Sanya Hobie Regatta. Sanya is on Hainan Island and is famous for their water sports. See some more photos of this lovely location and the results on the website.

2017 Australian Hobie Championships
The dates are 28th Dec 2017 to 3rd Jan 2018. There are many accommodation options from camping on-site to hotels. Somers is around 70 km south-east of Melbourne, in the southeastern corner of the Mornington Peninsula on Western Port Bay. All the details can be found at the new website.

2018 Multi Europeans Announced
Hornbaek,Denmark will host the 2018 Multi Europeans, 20-28 July. Please book your holidays and accommodation soon as Hornbaek is a very popular holiday location.

North American Hobie 16 Championships 2018 Navarre Beach, Florida
The Hobie Association of North American has announced the Hobie 16 North American Championship 2018 will be sailed at Navarre Beach, Florida’s most relaxing place the week of Sept 10-14, 2018. This is an early warning to book your holidays. More information.

Where are the 2017 Hobie Asian Championships?
This year Hobie 16 Asian Championship will be sailed at Long Qi Bay, Dapeng, Shenzhen P.R. China where the 21st Hobie16 Worlds were held. Forty five charter boats are available, quality accommodation with breakfast included.

For all information please contact racing@aojisports.com