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Rule stuff Q & A

2015 Hobie MultiWorlds & Hobie 16 Europeans

Rule stuff Q & A


Q: What are the class membership requirements for the event?

A: All competitors must be paid-up members of a National/Regional Hobie Class Association or Hobie Fleet in good standing with the IHCA in accordance with the Class Rules of the International Hobie Class Association. Membership status will be subject to check for all competitors.


Q: What are the requirements for identification on sails?

A: National letters, class insignia and sail number shall be displayed on the mainsail. RRS Appendix G applies, however Hobie Cat classes do not need to have national letters in their spinnakers. Chartered and loaned boats are not required to have national letters in their mainsail. The same applies for the Hobie 16 Gold Fleet sails.


Q:  Is the Hobie 14 “Power ST” mainsail legal for the Worlds (class racing)?

A: No, the “Power ST” mainsail has never been approved by ISAF and IHCA as International Hobie Cat 14 class equipment.


Q:  As some competitors are also using their boats for F18 racing, what should be kept in mind?

A: Only Hobie Cat Co. sails, dagger boards, rudder blades, trampolines etc. are class legal. See for full details of the Class Rules.

If questions please let us know. See you on Lake Garda! J

Erik Olsen

IHCA Rules Committee Chair

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THIS IS INFORMATION that has been sent out, feel welcome to pass on to anyone interested. Updated poster attached.

*IMPORTANT: Experienced helms can you kindly let me know if you are able to help on the afternoon, as soon as poss – so we have an idea of numbers we can take, also helps with number of guard boats required etc. All boats participating to be rigged no later than 2:15pm.

‘ The RCIYC Hobie Fleet are holding an ‘Open Day’ next Sunday between 2:30pm and 5:30pm at the Gunsite Beach, Beaumont. You are most welcome to come along and enjoy an exciting whirl around the bay on a Hobie Cat. The Fleets top helms will be on hand to take you out. Family and friends are welcome.Youngsters can also be given a ride on the Junior Dragoons – minimum age 10yrs. Sailing is subject to conditions.

All you will require is a wetsuit and sailing boots (not wellies) or an old pair of trainers. The is lots of parking available at the Goose Green car park, goup Beaumomt hill approx. 200yds on the right, drive in by the CO OP and round the back, there is a walkway through to the Gunsite slip.

 Attached is an event poster and the short link below with sound will give you a taste of what Hobie sailing is all about’

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RCIYC H-Fleet News-Info May



THE FINAL races in the Rosscot Spring series take place this Sunday. 3 back to back races ( 1 extra catch up race) for Wildcats & Tigers, H16 ‘A’ & ‘B’ Fleets and Junior Dragoons. If you require helm or crew please let me know as soon as. Forecast for racing is looking great. If you haven’t taken part as yet, ideal to get some practice in ready for the forthcoming ‘Summer Breeze’ series.

PRIZE GIVING for the series is taking place after racing this Sunday at 5:30pm sharp at the YC. There is a complimentary drink for all crews, beach and on water support teams.

CHALLENGING and testing conditions in the ‘Princess Yachts Spring Regatta’ last weekend. Difficult to keep the boat moving in the sometimes glassy sea conditions. It can be painful, but there is no doubt its very good for overall sailing skills with the concentration, focus and teamwork required. Great conditions when the wind did pick up. Congrats to the Hobie winners in the Sports Cat section, also a big thank you to Bill and his team, for putting on such an excellent event on and off the water.

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