Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 10

Rough conditions on final days of Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans   Saturday July 29 was the last scheduled racing day of the European and World championships catamaran sailing in the Hobie Cat classes. The past ten days, sailors from 24 countries competed in the Hobie 16 Open, Hobie Wild Cat en Hobie Tiger class. On Monday and Tuesday qualification races were sailed for Hobie 16 Open to determine the best 56 teams for the Gold Fleet. Off the coast [...]


Post Date: July 30, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 9

Knots: 24 up to 35 Waves: huge No racing today due to the waves on the beach making it impossible for the boats to safety leave the beach But: The barbecue was great again Another big party with live band at the Holland Hobie House Hope there will be racing tomorrow, wind forecast is positive for another spectaculair day of Hobie 16, Hobie Wildcat and Hobie Tiger sailing! All Results on: Hobieworlds Follow the event on Social Media: Hobie2017Noordwijk for latest news, (live-/drone-) videos and photos


Post Date: July 28, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 8

The second day of the Hobie®Wild Cat World Championships , Hobie 16 Open Europeans and Hobie Tiger International Cup sailors were treated to some excellent Hobie sailing conditions. With the last races of the day sailed in an average of 18 knots with a gust of 22 knots. With a small swell running the sailors had some of the best downwind sailing conditions. Two courses are used ,Wild Cat, Tiger and Hobie 16 Silver on one course and The Hobie Wild [...]


Post Date: July 27, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 7

It is a perfect summers day in Noordwijk for the Hobie Wild Cat World Championships, Hobie 16 Open Europeans and Tiger International Cup. The sun is out, blue sky and 8-10 knots. The Gold Fleets sails stand out on the water adding more colour to the day. Two courses are used ,Wild Cat, Tiger and Hobie 16 Silver on one course and Hobie 16 Gold Fleet on their own course. The Hobie Wild Cat World Championships had only two races due [...]


Post Date: July 27, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 6

Hobie 16 European qualifying for the Gold and Silver fleets. A large swell greeted the Hobie 16 sailors in Noordwijk wishing to qualifying for the Hobie 16 Gold Fleet and the chance to win the Hobie 16 European Championships. The leading boats will be allowed to enter the Gold Fleet with the sailors who have qualified in their own country. Many of the sailors decided it best not to leave the beach with the swell and shore break. Those that did [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 5

The day after the grand award ceremonies for the Hobie 14 and Dragoon World Championships and Hobie 16 Master, Grand Masters, Youth spi, and spi European Championships. What a party it was. For sure we inspired the Formula 1 on how to celebrate with the amount of champagne sprayed from the podium winners! On Monday the wind and surf had calmed down. Light air, again from Westerly directions. A rainbow formed over the Holland Hobie House, a beautiful welcome to [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 4

Today, the last race day for Hobie classes 14 and ragoon World Championsips, and European 16 Youth Spi,, EHCA Spi Cup, Masters, Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters was sailed in exciting and later turbulent conditions. The day started with moderate winds from the West / South West and a fair share of sunshine. During the course of the day, the wind picked up to fresh and even strong breezes, causing a massive swell at sea and a challenging shore-break [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 3

Today was proof that Hobie sailing in the Netherlands is so interesting and fun. The first two races on Saturday were brilliant, due to nice moderate winds from the West, fortunately nothing like what was forecasted the day before. At the starts of race three the wind calmed down a bit, leaving a nice chop on the North Sea. Due to the absolute lack of wind on race day 2, an extra fourth race was sailed today for the Hobie [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 2

A beautiful sunny second day at the Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon World Championships with the Hobie 16 Spi Youth Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands. The day started with a gentle side-offshore S/SW breeze. The wind was to drop further during the course of the day, unfortunately. The strong current challenged the sailors. The Hobie 14 class started late, due to several attempts to start with the strong current and shifting breeze. The starting signal for race one was at 12:15. [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017

Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands – Day 1

Day 1 of the Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon World Championships with the Hobie 16 Spi youth Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands, the sailors were greeted with grey skies and light winds. Though the weather forecast was to change during the day and it did. It turned out to be a lovely summers day with three races held for each class. After the races were completed a short shower came with the stronger winds. The weather prediction is for perfect weather [...]


Post Date: July 25, 2017