International Jury announced

The Organizing Authority of the Hobie 2017 Multi Worlds and Europeans is very proud to announce the names of the International Jury to rule over the proceedings of the event. With these names it will be possible to split the jury in two panels if needed to speed up the process. The ZV Noordwijk is very proud of the jurors who acknowledged their availability: Mark Pryke, International Judge, AUS (Chairman) Paul Bastard, International Judge, FRA Christian Pupien, International Judge, BEL Tito Morosetti, International Judge, ITA Walter Mielke, International Judge, GER Alain [...]


Post Date: December 11, 2016

New Notice of Race published – first entry date prolonged

The earlier relased pre-limenary notice of race (NoR) have been replaced by the final version today. Amongst others, the new NoR contain the proper racing schedule regarding the invited classes. In cooperation with EHCA and IHCA some smaller wording issues have been eliminated. With approval of IHCA, the Hobie Tiger European Championships have also been announced as the “Hobie Tiger International Cup”, hence hoping to attract more competitors from outside this continent. But even more prominent, hoping to meet [...]


Post Date: December 4, 2016

2016 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals at Hervey Bay

From December 28, 2016 till January 5, 2017, the Australian Hobie Cat Nationals take place at Hervey Bay in Queensland. Needless to say that, for all competitors of the 2017 Hobie Multi Worlds & Europeans in Noordwijk, it is more than interesting to follow the proceedings of this event as your fierest competition for next year can be identified already! From downunder everybody is enjoying summer now while in the northern hemisphere temperatures are dropping. Follow the website of [...]


Close call at South African Hobie 16 Nationals

After 14 races it came down to only one point dividing the Gold and Silver medallists. Again it were Blain & Roxanne Dodds (28 points, 2 discards) that won the title but only after a fierce battle with Garth Loudon & Robbie Edouard-Betsy (29 points). Not strange at the podium were William & Lucinda Edwards, finishing 3rd this time. It was the first time the Nationals were held on an inland lake, at Lake Denys Yacht Club. View the [...]


Prevaling weather conditions in Noordwijk

Weather conditions in Noordwijk during summer As a sailor, you would defnitely like to know what weather conditions to expect during an event. For your convenience, we’d like to supply you with the prevailing weather conditions in the Netherlands and the Dutch coast in summer. Wind During July, as most of the year, the prevailing wind direction is SSW to W. While the beach of Noordwijk is facing WNW this makes leaving the beach quite easy. Windforce is pre-dominantly between 3 to [...]


Post Date: November 16, 2016

Noordwijk elected European city of sport 2017

Friday October 28, 2016 – Today the vice-president of ACES Europe, mr. Hugo Alonso, informed the city council of Noordwijk on the outcome of their audit in a multitude of European cities regarding their sports climate. Alonso: “Congratulations for the award because your city is really a good example of sport for all as an instrument of health, integration, education and respect which are the main goals of ACES Europe.” A delegation of ACES visited Noordwijk on October 24 and [...]


Post Date: October 31, 2016

Hobie® 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans

Welcome on the website of the combined Worlds Championships & European Championships of the Hobie Cat® classes, to be held from July 20 till July 29, 2017. Venue will be the beautiful village of Noordwijk (a.k.a. “the beach of Amsterdam”) on the shores of the North Sea. The Zeilvereniging Noordwijk (ZVN), the coastal sailing club of Noordwijk, is very proud to host the Hobie® 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans; it celebrates its 60 anniversary as the oldest beach sailing club of [...]