All crew members shall be members in good standing of the International Hobie Class Association in accordance with the Class Rules of the International Hobie Class Association.
Rule 2626. MEMBERSHIP
All crew members on board a competing boat at Class, World and Regional* championships shall be members in good standing of the International Hobie Class Association in accordance with the constitution of the International Hobie Class Association. At all other events at least one crew member on board a competing boat shall be a member of the International Hobie Class Association in accordance with the constitution of the International Hobie Class Association unless prescribed otherwise in notice of race.
A: The International Hobie Class Rules, Hobie 16 Class rule 7.4 state: “At ISAF, World, Regional and National championship events, the crew shall consist of 2 people. For other events see General Rule 17.4 (b)”.
A. Yes, it is recommended that you enter as soon as possible. March 29 is the cut off period for crew changes. This is 60 days prior to the event and allows for visa processing time for your new crew. Please use the contact form that is on the website.
A: It is not possible as the women’s and youth classes may be on the water at the same time. A youth woman can either sail women’s or youth, not both.
A: It is not possible as the women’s class and Grand Masters class may be on the water at the same time.
A: No, the IHCA age limits are defined by General Rule 17.7 and 17.8.
A: A list of options to get to the venue is listed in the Getting Here link.
A. There are two official standards for plugs and sockets in the People’s Republic of China. The first is the grounded, three-blade CPCS-CCC which is practically interchangeable with the type of socket found in Australia. Their non-grounded two-blade standard is very much like a 2-blade North American/Japanese plug, but the sockets generally will not accept U.S. plugs because the sockets are non-grounded and non-polarized.
An adapter will probably still be required for that type. Due to a substantial Hong Kong presence in mainland China, some buildings are wired with British BS-1363 sockets, which is the primary socket type used in Hong Kong.
If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need one or more travel plug adapters in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it is crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.
A. Entrants and guests will be sent an official invitation to be included in their visa application.
For accurate information on visas contact your local travel agent or the Chinese Embassy in your country
Chinese Embassy.info is a directory of Chinese embassies and consulates in different countries or regions all over the world. It offers the address, phone number, fax number of each Chinese embassy / consulate and also useful information such as general requirements for a Chinese Visa, types of the Chinese visas, Chinese visa application forms and more.
A. Yes there are ATMs at the venue. The event accommodation also do money exchange transactions for some currencies.
Yes there is a cancellation period, March 29 is the cut off period for cancellation. This is 60 days prior to the event and allows for visa processing time for additional competitors to fill the slot. An administrative fee will apply.
17.8 For the purpose of Master and/or Grand Master and/or Great Grand Masters and/or Double Grand Master 100 and/or Double Great Grand Master 120 events the following applies:
a) The helmsperson for Master series shall be 45 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Master series is open.
b) The helmsperson for Grand Master series shall be 55 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Grand Master series is open.
c) The helmsperson for Great Grand Master series shall be 65 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Great Grand Master series is open.
Non-competitors and family members are welcome to attend the Hobie 16 Worlds. Just fill out the Non Competitor & Family Visa Entry Form so an official letter of invitation can be obtained to assist in your acquisition of a Chinese Visa.
A shuttle bus service is being arranged between the hotel and the regatta beach. The hotel is an easy 8 minute bike ride away from the regatta beach.
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