The IHCA Council would like to give sailors a preliminary notice for a Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger and Wild Cat World Championships at Travemuende, Germany. The tentative dates scheduled would be 19-28 July 2013. These World Championships would be a bring-your-own-boat world championships. The IHCA thought it was important to give as much advance notice as possible so sailors could plan their holidays and begin to organize transport of their boat. The IHCA has not yet finalized the necessary contracts for the events but is only waiting for ISAF approval for the World Championships. Though all contracts between the IHCA and the hosts have been signed. Stay tuned for more information.

The Nigerian Hobie Nationals at Lagos Yacht Club attracted a good number of Hobie 16s including former Hobie 16 World Champion David Kurt.

Hobie 14, Hobie 16 Women's and Wave North American Championships
Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Dewey Beach, DE
October 5 --- 7, 2012

Hobie 17 and Hobie 18 North American Championships
Cottonwood Cove Resort, Lake Mohave, NV
October 20-26, 2012
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Congratulations to Japan who are about to host their 40th Japanese Hobie Championships this month. There Hobie fleet has steadily been growing since the devastating tsunami which not only took many lives but also destroyed many of their Hobies.

Brazilian Hobie 14 & 16 National Championships (BRASCAT)
10-17 November in Fortaleza, state of Ceará

Australian Hobie Nationals are at Port Melbourne, racing 29-30-31 December, New Years Eve Party, 1st Jan rest day, Racing 2-3 Jan.

The Hobie 16 has been selected for the 2013 Pacific Mini-Games and Oceanic Championships hosted in Wallis and Futuna. The Hobie 16 has also been selected for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.

The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added.

The IHCA web site has all the latest Hobie news around the world.