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                               Have a Hobie day !                                                                                  2019 Hobie Europeans & MultiWorlds                                                                                           


While most of the catsailing in Holland takes place on the North Sea coast, the Dutch Dragoon Cup is hosted by the Cat Club Zeeland on the Veerse Meer (Veere Lake). The water is shallow and relatively protected so conditions are fairly well each year. The event is open to Hobie Dragoons and C3 (on handicap). This year 35 (!) youth teams from Holland and Belgium among them 21 Hobie Dragoon teams, fought a fierce battle over 2 days, October 10 & 11. 


The Dutch Dragoon Cup is suited for less experienced youth as well ; CCZ arranges a certified trainer to coordinate the program of races and practices. Coaches were allowed to give feedback during racing as well. Weather was very good again this year, though a little bit cold. Saturday 2 races were sailed and after lunch a long distance race around the island in front of the club. The youngsters stayed at a camping farm close to the club where the volunteers of CCZ arranged a meal and at night a fun program lead to very enthusiastic cross-club teams competing in a quiz. 

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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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