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The Worlds Boat Building Has Wind In Its Sails

This morning boat building got underway in earnest as the Hobie® 16 World Championship Factory Team began removing boats from the storage area at the event resort where they had been shipped to from Australia. The team loaded the disassembled cats onto trucks, which transported them to the build area at the world’s site, where […]

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The Factory Team tours all of China in one day

Today the Hobie® 16 World Championships Factory Team boarded a minibus and headed into Shenzhen the major city of the region, approximately 1.5hrs from the event resort. Their first eye opener was travelling through the newly built metropolis with its towering buildings and modern infrastructure. Jacques Bernier from the Hobie Cat Company in the USA […]

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Preparations have begun in ernest

Monday 23rd of May. Dapeng, China The weather was perfect in Dapeng, China today with blue skies and the temperature hovering around the 30C (86F) mark. The team put together 40 new bicycles, for the crew and competitors to use throughout their stay in China. The bikes will be a perfect way to get around […]

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Hobie® 16 Worlds Event Team Has Landed

Saturday May 21, 2016Saturday May 21, 2016 The Hobie 16 World Championship event team have flown in to a 28ºC (78ºF) Shenzhen Dapeng, to be greeted with two days of consistent 10kt breeze, blown in day and night, from a warm South China Sea. The encouraging breeze has freshened the already agreeable Asian air temperature. […]

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Incredible Sailing Experience!

In what is shaping up to be an incredible sailing experience the the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships to be held from the 29th May to the 13th June 2016in Dapeng, China is growing from strength to strength. We have entrants coming in from New Caledonia, USA, Australia, Indonesia, France, China, Philippines, Italy, Canada, Hong […]

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Saving money is easy!

At Hobie Cat®, we understand that it can be difficult to organise crew ahead of time. This year we have made it easy for skippers to enter and take advantage of early entry pricing and then add their crew at a later date. Crew details will need to be up to date from March 29 […]

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Non Competitor Entry

If you are planning to visit Dapeng, China for the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships either as a spectator or a family member of a Skipper or Crew, Hobie Cat® have made it easier to obtain your Chinese sporting event visa as well as get to and from the official event location. Click on Online entry and fill […]

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Great News for Hobie® Skippers.

We all know that sometimes it is hard to lock in a crew for a worlds event with such short notice and with the requirement to register on-line and provide crew details and passport numbers. In some cases crews might not have a passport so we have made an update on the official entry form […]

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