XXXV Brazilian Hobie Cat 16 Championship and XXXIX Brazilian Hobie Cat 14 Championship has been completed with a great video of the racing.

2011 North American Championships Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships Ft. Walton Beach, FL. concluded. There is a lots of photos on the web site showing what a great event it was. Congratulations to all that attended the event including all the international sailors making the effort to attend.

The Puerto Rico Hobie Cat Association, announced the 4th Puerto Rico Hobie 16 National Championship December 9, 10 & 11, 2011. The event will be held in the waters of the Balneario de Carolina PR adjacent to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Isla Verde, Carolina, PR. More information on the web site.

The Australian Hobie Championship at Mooloolaba, on Queensland's famous Sunshine Coast. A world famous beach and holiday resort. One of the best sailing locations in the world with lots of accommodation and a variety prices to suit your budget. This is one location the whole family can enjoy as a complete holiday. If you enjoy, beaches, sand, surf and the best sailing conditions then Moollolaba is for you. Already overseas sailors have shown interest in attending as Mooloolaba is a great holiday destination for the whole family while being a fantastic sailing venue. Please if attending look at booking your accommodation soon as Mooloolaba is one of the most popular family holiday locations in Australia.

The IHCA Rules Committee in consultation with some ISAF Judges has put forward to the sailors a recommendation to modify racing Rule 42 in our class racing. Rule 42 is about the use of propulsion and a very subjective rule. ISAF agrees the rule is subjective and allows Classes to make their own modifications. There are a number of ISAF Classes that have taken this step and modified Rule 42. It should be clear the proposed Rule does not allow people to cheat as there are other Rules that will enforce this. By approving this rule change it will remove a lot of the subjective protests.

The 20th Qatar International Regatta (Sail the Gulf -2012) will be held from 11th --- 15th February 2012 at Doha Sailing Club, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha --- Qatar.

Qatar Sailing & Rowing Federation
P.O. Box 23515
Doha --- Qatar.
Tel: + 974 4420 305
Fax: + 974 4420 308

The 12th Philippine Hobie Challenge 10th to 18th March, 2012 is the country's premier extreme sailing event. Over the course of a week during the Amihan season, a fleet of up to 25 Hobie 16 catamarans sail up to 250 nautical miles through many unspoiled beaches of the archipelago.

North American Championships dates:

Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships
Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito, CA
June 18-22, 2012

Hobie 17 and Hobie 18 North American Championships
Cottonwood Cove Resort, Lake Mohave, NV
October 20-26, 2012
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The South African Tiger Nationals has great video of the racing added to the web site. Watch the action and speed of the Tigers.

The universality of the Hobie Class shows the popularity of the Hobie world wide. We have more countries joining the IHCA. Hobie sailing just keeps getting stronger. The Hobie 16 remains the undisputed largest multihull class in the world.

The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added. The IHCA web site has all the latest Hobie news around the world.