Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat Sailing

The best of the two modern performance cat worlds : Formula 18 racing, and the ISAF recognised Hobie Tiger International Class. The Hobie Tiger, nearing 1 000 units worldwide, has active fleet racing on 4 continents.
On the open regatta side, the Hobie Tiger has won at least once all great F18 regatta: - Round Texel (1995, 2001, 2003) - Eurocat (1996 - 2002 - 2003) - F18 European championships (1999) - F18 world championships (2000, 2001 & 2002) - F18 Vice World Champion (2003).
On the class regatta side, already 3 Hobie Tiger world championships have been organised with great success. The last one was held in Singapore in February 2003.
The Hobie Tiger CatamaranThe Hobie Tiger Catamaran

Standard Equipment

- Symmetric white hulls in polyester
- Double trapeze with J&H handles
- Daggerboard
- Anti-skid neoprene
- Jib furler
- Fibreglas tiller extension
- Harken Race mainsheet system
- Mesh trampoline with pocket
- White Knight rudder blades
- Fredericksen main traveller
- Square Top Mylar main sail and Foc radial cut white or colour
- self-tacking jib


- 2-piece mast
- Jib cunningham
- Pack Open Class (std blades and boards + carbon blades and boards)
- Spi kit Classical(white or yellow sail)
- Spi kit Trumpet
- Spi kit trumpet soft
- Sport wings
- Comfort wings
- Classic wings
- Anti-skid neoprene
- boat cover + rudder and blade covers
- Cat Trax with cradles


- Length: 5,51 m
- Width: 2,50/2,60 m
- Mast height: 9 m
- Weight (with spi): 180 kg
- Mainsail area: 17 m2
- Jib area: 3,45/4,15 m2
- Spi area: 19/21 m2
- ISAF International Class
- Crew: 2-3
- EC homologation
- Category C
- ISAF rating : 1,01 (with spi)

Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat News


Tiger Worlds

Mar 16 2015

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Dear Hobie sailors,

The announcement of the Hobie MultiWorlds for Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger at Lake Garda,23rd July to 1st August 2015 has generated a lot of interest. The world championships is subject to approval from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the Italian Sailing Federation. Campione Univela, Lake Garda in Italy will host the MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans. The Hobie MultiWorlds is a bring-your-own-boat world championships. There maybe limited in new charter boats for some of the classes. As always when the details have been confirmed the IHCA will announce this to all the sailors. So don’t wait book your travel and accommodation now so your are not disappointed.

The European Hobie 16 Women, Masters and Open Spinnaker will be held at the same location 25-26 July. Hobie 16 Open Europeans 27th July to 1st August.

Campione Univela is a professionally run sailing club that will give the Hobie sailors the very service. Lake Garda is well known as one of the best sailing locations in the world. It is also one of the most picturesque locations to attend. We all hope as many of you as possible will attend the Hobie World Championship to enjoy the wonderful sailing conditions and atmosphere.

Also Notice of Race have been released for two regattas that incorporate long distance racing. The Hobie Cat 16 BSP Oceania Championship and the Total Fiji Hobie Challenge in August. In September Tanzacat with racing and Zanzibar Raid the event this year is 8 days of racing in the waters of the Msasani Bay and the Zanzibar Channel.

Hobie Asian Championships 2014 Hong Kong is being held Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th October 2014. There are some high quality charter boats available. So just pack your wet suit, life jacket and trap harness to be involved in some high quality Hobie sailing.

The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation now officially invites participants to the 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge, scheduled on March 14th to 22nd 2015, starting from Laiya and ending in Nasugbu, Batangas.

PHC15 continues the tradition of the country's premier extreme sailing event 250 nautical miles travelled over a week-long gruelling race, with pit stops in some of the Philippines' best islands and beaches. Have a look at some of the previous Philippines Challenges to see some of the beautiful islands they race around.

The Fiji Hobie Challenge concluded and has lots of photos of the sailing. While the racing was around Bau Island the home of some of the worst massacres and cannibal orgies in history. All the Hobie sailors were not put on the menu and will be back racing next year. Already plans are underway to make next year an even bigger sailing event.

North American Hobie 16 Championships
Lewes Yacht Club, Lewes, DE; September 22-26, 2014

South American Hobie 16 Championships
Maria Farinha - Recife - Pernambuco, 6-19 November 2014
Brazil Hobie 14 & 16 Championships 1-5 November 2014
The North and South American Hobie 16 Championships will be selection trials for the PanAm Games.
Alban Rossollin will be doing a series of coaching for the South America Hobie sailors. Alban is well known in Hobie circles in the South Pacific and Europe having won many championships on the Hobie 16.

Hobie Asian Classic
Hong Kong, 18 and 19 October 2014

Australian Hobie Championships
Bunbury Western Australia 31st December 2014 -4th January 2015.

15th Philippine Hobie Challenge
March 14th -22nd 2015

Hobie MultiWorlds Campione Univela, Lake Garda 2015
Hobie 14
23rd July to 26th July 2015

Hobie Dragoon
25th July to 28th July 2015

Hobie Wild Cat and Tiger
29th July to 1st August 2015

Hobie 16 Europeans Campione Univela, Lake Garda 2015
Women, Masters and Open Spinnaker
25th July to 26th July 2015
27th July to 1st August 2015

The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added with more information.
The IHCA web sitewww.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.

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The IHCA Council is very please to announce a Hobie MultiWorlds for Hobie14, Dragoon, Wild Cat and Tiger
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Hobie 16 North Americans
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Norcat in Brazil 5-7 September
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Tanzacat 12th to 20th of September 2014
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Hobie Asian Championships 2014 Hong Kong
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3rd South American Hobie 16 Championships and Brazil Hobie 14 & 16 Nationals
Pan Am Games Qualifier for the Hobie 16 and new amendment to NoR
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15th Philippine Hobie Challenge
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BSP Oceania Championship Fiji
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2014 TOTAL Fiji Hobie Challenge
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Australia wins the Hobie World Cat 2014, Denmark and South Africa on podium
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