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    Hobie World Cat

    What is the Hobie World Cat?

    The Hobie World Cat is an exclusive regatta, where only teams of the worlds best Hobie 16 sailors compete. Prosail, organising authority, will be the host for the selected teams for the whole event: the sailors get an accomodation nearby the event area, food & drinks and a Hobie 16 branded with their national flags.

    6 days of spectacular racing in the surf of Sylt, directly in front of the beach where thousands of visitors cheer the sailors on the water. All races are live commented by two professional moderators. Every evening a nice music program on the event stage and a big price giving ceremony where the winner team will get the coveted trophy.

    How to qualify for the Hobie World Cat?

    ProSail will elect Hobie 16 teams from different countries according to their national ranking and the results of World and continental championships.
    The elected sailors will get a personal invitation from ProSail Sail Events.

    You could also apply for one of the famous starting places. The only thing you need to do is to write a short application and add a recommendation of your national class association. Send your application to info@prosail.de.

  • Teams 2017

    Cam Owen

    Susan Ghent
    • Current Hobie 16 Open Australian National Champion (3 times winner)
    • Current Hobie 16 Open Western Australian State Champion (4 times winner)
    • 3rd place at 2007 Hobie 16 Open World Championships
    • 2nd place at 2014 Hobie 16 Open World Championship
    • 3rd place at 2013 Hobie 16 Open European Championship
    Daniel Nottingham
    Rafael Freire Feijó
    • 3rd place Brazilian Nationals 2016
    • 2nd place in Northeast Championship 2016
    • 1st place in Northeast Championship 2014
    Nicolas Liebel
    Laurence Liebel
    • multiple Canadian Champion H16
    • mulitiple Champion HC 14 & HC 16
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen
    • World Champion 2016 (China)
    • 1 x Hobie 16 Youth World Champion
    • 2 x Hobie 16 Youth Europeans Champion
    • 2nd World Champion Youth ISAF
    • 2nd World Champion Hobie Wild Cat 2013
    • Denmark National Champion
    Sylvain Chanteloup
    Adélie Pomade
    • 2nd at the Hobie 16 French Nationals in 2013 and 2017
    • French National Hobie 16 champions in 2015
    • 13th at the Hobie 16 Europeans in 2017
    Ingo Delius
    Sabine Delius-Wenig
    • 2017 European Champion Hobie 16
    • 3 x European Champion Hobie 18
    • 2 x Vize-European Champion Hobie 16
    • 2 x Master European Champion Hobie 16
    • 3rd World Championship Hobie 16
    • 4 x Kieler Woche winner

    Nicklas Heide
    Kim Liedke

    Garth Loudon
    Robbie Eduoard-Betsy

    • 1st Place 2016 Hobie 16 European Masters Championships
    • 2nd Place 2016 Hobie 16 South African Nationals
    • 2nd Place 2016 Hobie 14 South African Nationals
    Jeff Newsome
    Michelle Eatough
    • H16 North Americans: 3rd in Mexico 2016
    • H16 Worlds G.Masters: 5th in AUS 2014
    • US Mulithull Championships: 3rd in San Francisco 2013
    • Americas Cup Open: 3rd in San Francisco 2013
    • Puerto Rico National Championships: 4th in Puerto Rico 2010
  • Results

    The current and the past winners of the Hobie World Cat

    Rank Nation Name
    1st Cam Owen
    Susan Ghent
    2nd Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen
    3rd Ingo Delius
    Sabine Delius-Wenig

    Nicklas Heide
    Kim Liedke
    5th Daniel Nottingham
    Rafael Freire Feijó
    6th Garth Loudon
    Robbie Edouard-Betsy
    7th Silvain Chanteloup
    Adélie Pomade
    8th Jeff Newsome
    Michelle Eatough
    9th Nicolas Liebel
    Laurence Liebel


    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen


    Lucinda Edwards
    William Edwards


    James Wierzbowski
    Pip Pietromonaco
    Chris Hancock
    Tom Schreyack


    Detlef Mohr
    Karen Wichardt


    Cédric Bader
    Nathalie Souquet


  • The ultimate Hobie 16 speed challenge

    A worldwide unique speed race!

    Within spitting distance to the visitors and parallel to the beach the Hobie 16 sailors have to sail a 320-m-long distance as fast as possible. Each competing Team has several attempts to make their fastest run in a specific time slot.

    The speed race was first developed in August 2016 by the organizers of the Hobie 16 World Cat on the famous island Sylt, Germany. But the idea of this speed challenge was already some years ago in their mind, but they have waited for the perfect circumstances: best wind & weather, excellent race management, the perfect time measurement team and the worlds best Hobie 16 sailors.

    The winners

    2017: Denmark
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen


    2016: Denmark
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen
  • Program 2018

    6 days of spectacular racing in the surf of Sylt, live interviews with the sailors, a great music program in the evening and much more!

  • Sponsors

  • Weatherforecast

    Sylt / Westerland

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    Notice of Race

    Hobie World Cat 2017

  • contact

    Prosail GmbH & Co. KG
    Hafenstraße 10
    25980 Rantum / Sylt
    Tel: 04651 / 228 43
    Fax: 04651 / 287 26

     Willy Trautmann (managing director)

     Detlef Mohr (managing director)

     Jens Hannemann (press & public relations)




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