Jul 23, 2013

Hobie Multi Worlds @Travemunde: Dragoon & H14



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Travemünder Woche 2013 is the famous location at the Baltic Sea for the Hobie Multi Worlds 2013.
Summer feeling in Germany, best weather for the Hobie way of life. Hobie 14, Hobie Dragoon, Hobie Tiger and Hobie Wild Cat Multi Worlds in Germany. On Monday the races began for Hobie 14 and Dragoon with AP up due to the poor winds but from noon there was a light seabreeze ready to sail. Hobie Tiger and Hobie Wild Cat will start on Tuesday into their Worlds 2013.

14th Hobie 14 World Championships Day 1 - 4 races
Jörg Stoltenberg (GER) and Daniel Borg (CAN) share the first place with 8 points. Two points behind on third place Georgia Warren-Myers (AUS).


The Hobie 14 was the original catamaran designed by Hobie Alter.. The 14 was originally designed to be sailed with just a main sail.. Created in 1968, the Hobie 14 is the first catamaran built by Hobart (« Hobie ») Alter, one of the fathers of the modern surfing and founder of the Hobie Brand. This small easy-to-identify catamaran with its asymmetrical hulls and simple rig initiated at its time a revolution in watersports and continues to make the adrenaline rise during European or World championships, especially this year in Travemünde. 39 boats from 8 countries and 5 continentals have registered for the Hobie 14 Worlds starting on the 20th of July. Many European nations are represented as well as South Africa, Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia. Making this the largest catamaran world championships in Travemuende this year showing the endearing qualities of the Hobie 14. The first ever Hobie 14 World Championship was held in Hawaï in 1972.

To date, 39 boats from 8 countries and 5 continentals have already registered for the Hobie 14 Worlds starting on the 20th of July. Many European nations are represented as well as South Africa, Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia. Making this the largest catamaran world championships in Travemuende this year showing the endearing qualities of the Hobie 14. The first ever Hobie 14 World Championship was held in Hawaï in 1972.


Sailors starting in the Hobie 14 in Travemünde:
Thorin Zeilmaker NED returns to Travemuende to defend his Hobie 14 World championships he won at Travemünde in 2003.

Dan Borg CAN from Missassauga, Ontario is the 2009 Hobie 14 North American Champion! Dan is now a two-time (2007 and 2009) Hobie 14 NA Champ, as well as the 2001 Hobie 17 NA Champion.

Arnaud Thieme FRA is the current Hobie 14 European Champion.
Markus Merten GER is the current Hobie 14 Silver Champion of Europe.
Tanja Rindt GER is the current European Hobie 14 Bronze medalist.

4th Hobie Dragoon Worlds
Day 1 - 4 races

Tom Heinrich/Lea Selin Zisler (GER) from Germany are on first two points in front of Brandon Wijtenburg/Todd Fisher (RSA).

The Hobie Dragoon was designed by Hobie Cat Europe as a youth trainer for racing. Age target was 12 to 14 years. Double trapeze and spinnaker option to introduce young sailors to high performance. Hobie Dragoon is the result of the collaboration between Hobie Cat and sailing schools, and has been specially designed to evolve from initiation to sport performance. The Hobie Dragoon has attracted junior sailors for the first world championships from South Africa and countries around Europe. As this si all their first international racing we will see the young stars from the future from the class.

The Hobie Class has been created as a strict one-design catamaran where the true test when raced is between crews and not boats and equipment. The fundamental objective of the class is to ensure that this concept is maintained. It is the largest and most successful all the catamaran classes.

The very first Hobie Class Association regatta took place on July 4th, 1968 off Poche Beach, Capistrano, California, a local surfing paradise. A grand total of six Hobie Cat 14s took part! There would have been more but there were no more boats available - these were the first six boats made and they had to race!

From this humble beginning grew one of the world's largest one-design sailing class associations with over 500 fleets in close to 100 countries on every continent, ocean and sea in the globe. We have a lot to thank those early Poche Beach sailors - the pioneers to literally thousands of joyful Hobie races and regattas and the founders of true sailing FUN and today's International Hobie Class Association.
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