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The Official Site of The Hobie Cat Class Association of South Africa

The Hobie Cat Class Association of South Africa is a non profit organisation, involved in organising events and promoting the Hobie way of life in South Africa.
Join the Hobie Cat class in your region and become part of most exciting and fun lifestyle available.
Hobie class members regularly participate in local sailing events in their region, national sailing events, sailing events on the African continent and even international sailing events in Europe, Australia an more.
Form competitive sailing regattas at the highest level to fun sailing and extreme coastal events, the South African Hobie Cat class has something for everybody and every level of sailor.


Hobie Class Association - Class membership fees 2023

Your Hobie Class Fees for are due on 1st January each year.

Why join the Hobie class?
A growing membership allows the Association to organize successful events and provide a good service to members.
This keeps people in the Class and draws in new members allowing us to provide more successful events and even better service ….
It's a self-supporting expanding circle.

Increase the value of your boat
The Hobie class association also helps to organise fun events such as Malawi, Tanzacat, Richards Bay and more! Eventually, when you come to sell the boat, its price will have been maintained at a higher level than if your Class Association had not been around.

Participate in awesome events
You will also need to be a class member to sail in organised Hobie class events.
These include Nationals, Provincials and Grand Prix events.

What are the class membership fees used for?
A Portion of the membership fee is paid to the Hobie international class association which allows us to have slots at the world championships and compete in the world events.

This also allows the international class association to keep going and keep Hobie alive.

The remaining portion is used by the local Hobie classes to help organise local events.

All the money goes to Hobie, there are no salaries paid and all association members work on a voluntary basis.

Please note that the IHCA rules for the Hobie 16 World Championships have changed – note extract:
"The next Hobie 16 Worlds will no longer have qualifying on site. You will now be required to qualify in your region by competing in Hobie events. The IHCA Executive will decide how many qualified positions each region will receive. The region will then distribute them to countries. The number of Slots for that country will be dependent on how many paid up members we have of IHCA. These fees are now $10 per annum."

So PLEASE, PLEASE pay your Hobie Class fees – you will need to have paid them to enter any regattas going forward.

Class fees are as follows 

Standard Member  R400.00
Sailor + any No. of Crew R 700.00 
Under 25 R250.00 
Associate Member R300.00

An ‘associate member’ is someone who wishes to support Hobie but is no longer an active sailor.

Please download the membership form for your region for payment details
Western Cape Class Membership Form 
Northern Region Membership Form


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Contact Us

Hobie South Africa / Port Elizabeth
Andrew Ward
Phone +27 41 484 3211
            +27 82 850 6849

Hobie Northern Region
Sharmaine Levin
Phone +27 71 673 2997

Brandon Wijtenburg
Phone +27 83 616 6288

Mike Goodyer
Phone +27 82 654 0777

Mark Kopel
Phone +27 83 260 8116

Charles Girard
Phone +27 82 771 0719

Mark Wijtenburg
Phone +27 83 409 9942

Hobie KZN
Garth Louden

Hobie Western Cape
John Ryall
Phone     +27 215526020
                +27 832652036

Hobie Dealers

South African Agent
Hobie South Africa
Unit 1 Skyview Retail Park,
Cnr CR Swart & Freda rd,
Bromhof, Strijdom Park, Randburg
Tel: +27 11 792-0414 or 086 620 2896

Langebaan and Western Cape Retail Centre & Cape Town distribution
52 Main Road, Langebaan.
Tel: +27 22 772-2445

Kwazulu Natal Retail Centre Hobie Cat KZN
Unit 3,
6 Palmfield Road,
Springfield Park,
Tel: +27 31 5793799
mobile:+27 (82) 7863125

Garden Route
Cnr Long Street and Waterfront Drive,
Tel: 044 382-4460