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Calling all women and youthful sailors – Hobie State Titles on Pittwater with boats available!

by Phil Malcolm 23 Jan 2018 23:11 PST 10-11 February 2018
Klaas Victor and Arnout Victor representing Belgium in the Hobie 16 Open Multihull class at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2009 in Buzios, Brazil © Dave Kneale / Volvo Ocean Race

Palm Beach Sailing Club members will donate their boats to teams who would like to enter the Hobie state titles but don't have access to one of these gleaming speed machines.

The NSW Hobie Association is excited to join the Palm Beach Sailing Club and The Life Aquatic to host the 2017/18 Hobie 14 and Hobie 16 Women and Youth Hobie State Titles on beautiful Pittwater. The regatta will be run on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of February.

"We want women and young people to enjoy racing Hobies, and we want these teams to enjoy the Club and all Pittwater has to offer," said Commodore Andrew Nelson. "Club members have been working hard to encourage as many women and youth teams to enter this event as possible. And we're even willing to offer our boats for the regatta to those women and youngsters who don't have one."

Palm Beach Sailing Club is located at Sand Point, Palm Beach and sailing is often right up underneath the iconic Barrenjoey Headland at the entrance to Pittwater.

A small club run by members, the Palm Beach Sailing Club punches well above its weight at national and international competitions. The club boasts Australian Champions, World Champions and Olympic medal winners amongst its members as well as those trying catamaran sailing for the first time.

The atmosphere is friendly and there is always someone to help with tips and techniques to make sailing even more fun.

Any teams interested please contact Andrew Nelson at

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