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                               Have a Hobie day !                                                                                  2018 Hobie MultiEuropeans                                                                                           


THIS SUNDAY 1st JULY, RACES 7 & 8 in the Love Wine ‘Summer Breeze’ series, starting at 9:30am. Racing for H16 ‘A’ & ‘B’ Fleets, H/Wildcats & Tigers and Hobie Dragoons, Junior racing. Dare we say it… forecast is giving force 4 and 26 degrees for Sunday! Require a crew or even a helm, please come back as soon as.

*THE H/FLEET ‘OPEN DAY’ was a great success on Sunday with around 35 people taken out in what can only be described as Caribbean like conditions, force 3 to 4 northerly providing a flat translucent blue sea, everyone loved it and Julie wants to buy a Hobie! A massive thanks to the safety boat crews, Karen at beach registration and the 14 Fleet helms that gave their time to provide people with a memorable Hobie experience. Some great photo’s from Elaine soon on RCIYC fb page. There are some keen people wanting Hobie 16’s if anyone has one available.

*SAVILLS CHANNEL ISLANDS HOBIE CAT CHAMPS is on 7th & 8th July. NOR attached SI’s available on Club website. There are polo’s, special Goodie bags, Savills premier Champagne – event posters and banners are up in the countdown to the Hobie event of the year – not to be missed! Poster attached, please put up on office notice boards and social media. 

*H16 ‘B’ FLEET & H/DRAGOONS TRAINING for Cadets tomorrow, Wednesday 27th June, from 5:15pm. Boats on water for 6:00pm. Including, starts, mark rounding and boat handling skills. £5.00 per person to help cover g/boat fuel etc. Please confirm back by email if participating. H16 ‘A’ Fleet crews are welcome to practise.

*HOBIE 16 WORLDS  2019 in Florida confirmed. More info to follow - Warm up at the Europeans at La Rochelle in July, then onto the Worlds in November – perfect!


Look forward to seeing you on the water.

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72 HobieCats (55 Hobie 16 and 17 Hobie Dragoon) offshore on lake Bracciano (Italy) for the Italian National Multiclass Championship 2018 just hosted in Centro Velico 3V. Three days races and friendship in a perfect Hobie style. Sailors from different ages united by the same slogan: #vincechisidivertedipiù! (#whomostenjoyswins)

"Who most enjoys wins": Who wouldn’t like to play a game with such a rule? For three days, in the green contest of lake Bracciano and in the familiar atmosphere of 3V Sailing Club (one of the best clubs in Italy in terms of young sailors and sailing school), more than 200 people between sailors and friends of the Hobie family chased themselves to win while having fun.

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Obviously, this format had amazing results and at the end everyone won. The general weather condition delayed the well-known “ponente” wind (270°), testing sailors’ abilities, the Race Committee and all the technical staff in ensuring a good development of the event. They have been able to finish a good number of valid races, allowing the best teams to use their tactical experience and their boats’ speed in light wind conditions.

Hobie Cat 16 completed five races, bringing Antonello Ciabatti and Luisa Mereu to their eighth Italian championship’s title at highest step of the podium, the sixth consecutive… But this time they had to work hard for it: only some points lower we find the young team composed by Leonardo Morelli and Luisa Mereu, followed by Lorenzo Rossi and Diana Rogge in the third position. Leonardo Morelli and Victoria Giannetti also won the Youth title (under 21) and Valentina Gessa with Katia Pessola take the first Women place.

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The award was made recently at the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club for the Hobie Dragoon Cadet of the year 2016. There were two recipients of the award for 2016 Gemma Newman and Elsa Swetenham.

As well as overall racing performance for the year the award also recognises sailing skills, attendance, team work, good attitude and general helpfulness. 

Photo: L to R Gordon Burgis, organiser Hobie Dragoons Junior racing and training, Cadets Winners Gemma Newman and Elsa Swetenham and RCIYC Commodore James Wilding.


Gordon Burgis

RCIYC Sailing Committee and Hobie Fleet.

Tel 863789


Welcome Greece !

Greece has recently joined the EHCA as national association and will be known as the Hellenic Hobie Class Association. As the season progress they are going to get underway with newsletters each month at the very least.

For the time being, and until they are fully settled Simon Morgan will act as President and Thanos Vakalopoulos as secretary of the association in Vassiliki. We will meet them in Holland this summer, where they have entered  in the (double) Grand Master class and in the HC16 OPEN.

Thanos training junior members

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