Hobie 16 race from USA to Cuba


Five 16-foot-long Hobie Cat sailboats depart Key West, Fla., Saturday, May 16, 2015, to begin a more than 90-mile race to Havana, Cuba. The Havana Challenge is believed to be the first U.S. government-sanctioned sailing race between Key West and Cuba in more than 50 years. – West-to-Cuba Sailing RaceBert Budde/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO Forget […]

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Hobie Wave youth sailors with AC sailors


America’s Cup sailors Jimmy Spithill, Tom Slingsby, Rome Kirby and Andrew Campbell from ORACLE TEAM USA were joined by newly appointed SoftBank Team Japan skipper Dean Barker, all of whom served as the crew on the Hobie Waves, with the youth sailors handling skippering duties. Double Olympic gold-medalist Shirley Robertson, the host of the CNN […]

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Puerto Rican Pan Am Games Qualifier


Enrique “Quique” Figueroa / Francheska Valdes David Brookes, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 The Puerto Rican Pan AM Games qualifier has been conducted by the Federación de Vela de Puerto Rico. A strong field of sailors competed with former Hobie World Champion Enrique “Quique” Figueroa taking the selection series with his crew Francheska Valdes. There names […]

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2015 Pan Am Canadian Selection Trials


With the 2015 Pan Am Games fast approaching the host country Canada held their selection for the Hobie 16 Team. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to the sailors with no breeze on the first day. Day two in Toronto proved to be more fruitful with winds building midday ranging from 8-12kts across all three courses. […]

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