Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

Hobie 14 and Dragon world championship has been crowned

by David Brookes on 28 Jul 2013
Hobie 14 and Dragoon world championship http://www.segel-bilder.de">www.segel-bilder.de http://http://www.segel-bilder.de">www.segel-bilder.de
The 14th Hobie 14 World Champion has been crowned. 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.


With only one race sailed today Arnaud Thieme (France) managed to maintain his lead after 17 hard fought races. The lead in the world championship changed constantly with Oliver Stoltenberg (Germany). Georgia Warren-Myers (Australia) finished a well earned third after and becomes the first woman on the podium for a Hobie 14 Worlds.

Sailors from France, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa and Poland have all participated in this world championships.

A new world champion team in the fourth Hobie Dragoon Worlds has also taken place. 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.

Tom Heinrich (Germany) and Lea Selin Zisler(Germany) lead from Day one. But was always kept honest by Brandon Wijtenburg (RSA) and Todd Fisher (RSA). Lukas Vermeulen (Belgium) and Alexander Van Grotenhuis (Belgium) was third. Being a junior class the talent shown by the young sailors it is very clear we have future multihull champions.

The Hobie Tigers and Wild Cats have one more day of racing to conclude their world championships.

InSunSport - NZupffront 660x82North Sails Fast

Related Articles

Entry open for Hamble Classics Regatta
The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is hosting and managing the racing for the inaugural regatta In addition to Classic Yachts of pre-1971 design, the International Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old Gaffers and Dayboats, organisers are delighted to announce a class for all Sparkman and Stephens-designed Nautor Swans.
Posted today at 10:07 am
Owners work together on new 52fter project to kick-start SoCal fleet
Manouch Moshayedi owner and skipper of the Bakewell-White 100 Rio100 is behind establishing a 52fter fleet in California The 52fters will be based on the latest design by Judel/Vrolijk. “There are some improvements over the boats in the SuperSeries in the Med that we have made specifically for California sailing, including taller masts, larger mains, larger jibs, larger spinnakers and lighter displacement,” explains Manouch Moshayedi.
Posted today at 9:58 am
OK Dinghy World - Danes dominate glamour first day
Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship in Quiberon, France after a glamour day on the water with unbroken sunshine and a building sea breeze that topped out at 16-18 knots. An impressive 105 OK Dinghies from 10 nations completed registration.
Posted today at 3:35 am
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Bouncing back on Day 1
Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent and proving the value of every point gained on each race course. After their ninth and tenth places respectively at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec and Takashi Okura’s Sled both bounced back with a strong opening day to the third regatta of the five
Posted on 25 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Races 1 and 2 images
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two
Posted on 25 Jul
New challenges for Oman Air at halfway stage of Extreme Sailing Series
Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s. Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s but Oman Air skipper Morgan Larson says avoiding errors will still be the biggest challenge if they are to extend their overall lead with their third Act victory of the season.
Posted on 25 Jul
Rolex Swan Cup – A noble approach to sailing
Mention the Swan Cup to any sailor and the feelings evoked are common – great competition in an enviable environment Mention the Swan Cup to any sailor and the feelings evoked are common – great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and an opportunity to sail yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage.
Posted on 25 Jul
Comanche's Trans-Atlantic record attempt hits soft spot
Light air zones threaten record-breaking pace as 100ft yacht charges across mid-Atlantic With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV’s 2003 record. Stan Honey, Comanche navigator, noted this morning: Chilly here. Set the A-3 Gennaker to go deeper. Very flat water. Smooth sailing. Not much wind down low near the cold water. Visibility 10meters.
Posted on 25 Jul
World of Sailing in review - July 2016 edition - Round the Island Race
World Sailing present their July 2016 video magazine featuring the Round the Island race World Sailing present their July 2016 video magazine featuring the Round the Island race (around the Isle of Wight) and preview several personalities and aspects of the upcoming Rio Olympics
Posted on 25 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – More final day images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from final day Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from final day
Posted on 25 Jul