Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO ADD MY CREW FOR THE HOBIE 16 WORLDS?

It is important that the crew fill out the entry form for privacy and liability.

If you know your crew details please enter them as soon as possible. We need to know so we can order apparel, catering, etc. We want everyone to enjoy the full Hobie Worlds experience.

It is a condition of entry that the crews be financial members of Hobie Class. If your crew is not a member of the Hobie class, we recommend you contact your local Hobie Association and purchase the membership.

The only way Crew can be added to a Skipper’s entry is for the Skipper to submit the Crew’s details: Name and email address. There is no direct link that can be sent or visited without the Skipper first submitting the Add Crew form. Having the Skipper submit the Crew’s information is the only way we are able to link the Skipper and Crew as a team and it all depends on the encrypted, stored data on the Skipper’s entry form.

There are a few ways the Skipper can supply those details:

1. At the bottom of the Skipper’s entry form is an option to add Crew. It asks for the Crew’s name and email address. If this part is filled out, an email notification is sent to the indicated Crew with the appropriate links (the link can only be found in the email notification sent to you).
Skipper With Crew Form

2. If the Skipper does not add Crew at the end of their entry form, the Skipper receives an email notification for them to access another form (the link can only be found in the email notification sent to you) with the appropriate links. All the Skipper needs to do is supply the Crew’s details: Name and email address. When this form is filled out, an email notification is sent to the indicated Crew with the appropriate links.
Skipper No Crew Form
If you don’t see the email please check your email spam/junk folder as sometimes these emails end up in those folders.

The other option is for the skipper to log into their account

Then when the skipper logs in to their account and goes to the ORDERS tab they will see this when they didn’t add the Crew when they registered or their Crew has not responded with their [Crew] details:

Orders Crew

This is what a Skipper’s order status looks like when their nominated Crew respond to requests for thier [Crew] details:
Orders No Crew

 
DO BOTH THE SKIPPER AND CREW HAVE BE A MEMBER OF THE HOBIE CLASS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOBIE 16 WORLDS?

Yes, the Notice of Race, Eligibility, both skipper and crew must be financial members of a fleet or Hobie Association affiliated to the IHCA (IHCA General Rule 26).

HOW DO I JOIN THE HOBIE CLASS?

For full privileges of being a member of the Hobie Class you will need to join nearest Hobie Association. We have a list of countries on our website. There is a ‘temporary’ membership that sailors can use to join the IHCA. This will only give you privileges to race at the worlds and no other authorised Hobie regatta.

CAN I RACE IN OTHER HOBIE EVENTS WITH THE IHCA TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP?

No, the temporary membership only allows you to enter and sail in the 23rd Hobie World Championships 15-29 September 2022. We strongly recommend joining your nearest Hobie Class to receive all the privileges and to compete in Hobie regattas as you will need to practice prior the Hobie 16 Worlds.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP?

It allows people who don’t have a recognised Hobie fleet near them or can’t join the Hobie fleet for some other reason. This membership will only allow them to compete at the 23rd Hobie 16 Worlds and is only valid for 15-29 September 2022.

RESORT ACCOMMODATION CHANGES & REFUNDS REQUEST

To all the Hobie worlds participants that have already booked the accommodation, La Ballena Alegre resort inform to all of them: The resort is going to contact them to proceed to change the dates or to refund. To those who want to handle this issue asap, please proceed as follows:

  • CHANGE OF DATES REQUEST
    Send a “Change of dates” request to info@ballena-alegre.com identifying:
    1. Reservation number to modify
    2. New arrival and departure date
  • REFUND REQUEST
    Send a “Refund” request to info@ballena-alegre.com identifying:
    1. Reservation number to be refunded

HOW DO I BECOME A PREQUALIFIED SAILOR?

To be prequalified entrant the IHCA grants these positions to each region based on their membership. The number of spots each region receives is in the Notice of Race.

WHEN WILL THE PREQUALIFIED ENTRIES OPEN?

The entries will open after all the regions have completed their qualifying rounds and submit their prequalified sailors to the IHCA. The IHCA has requested that the regions send their list no later than the 22nd December 2021. The prequalified entries will then open on the 23rd December 2021.

ARE THERE ANY ATM’S OR BANK ON SITE?

Yes, the resort has an ATM.

IF WE DON’T MAKE THE MINIMUM CREW WEIGHT. WILL THE IHCA OR HOSTS SUPPLY US WITH WEIGHTS?

No, to make and maintain the minimum crew weights are the sole responsibility of the skipper and crew. The IHCA nor hosts will be supplying weights or have weights for sale.

HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS?

At Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre there is a supermarket, greengrocer, fish market, bakery, cellar, bookstore boutique and pharmacy. Once you arrive at Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre we have all your needs on our premises. Facilities – 23rd Hobie Sailing Worlds (hobieworlds.com) gives a small taste of what we have at host club.

CAN I SAIL IN THE GRAND MASTERS AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS?

Yes, as they are being sailed on the same dates, the two disciplines will be on the water at different times. You will have a very limited change over time on the beach to prepare for each series. We ask you to take this into consideration before entering.

CAN I SAIL IN THE WOMEN, YOUTH AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS?

No, as the Women, Youth and Great Grand Masters will be on the water racing at the same time. So, you would only be able to compete in one of those discipline.

ARE THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR THE MASTERS, GRAND MASTERS, GREAT GRAND MASTERS, WOMEN, YOUTH AND QUALIFYING CONFIRMED?

The IHCA, in conjunction with the organizers will review the entries on date that will be advertised in advance to ensure sailors know of any possible changes . If some of the disciplines are at their maximum and others not near capacity, their numbers will be reviewed. We may close of the entries of a discipline and increase the numbers of another discipline. We recommend that when the entries open that you do enter early to ensure your entry. We shall not cancel any discipline.

WHEN ENTRIES OPEN, WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR ENTERING?

Sailors will fill out the entry form and submit the form online. A copy of your entry will go to your IHCA Regional Chair. The Regional Chair will confirm that you are a financial member of the Hobie Class. Financial members will receive a token that will give you access to the payment web site. On completion of payment, you will be entered and receive a receipt.

WHEN WILL THE ENTRIES OPEN?

We are constantly reviewing the travel and when the health authorities advise that the whole world can travel, then we shall open up the payment registration. Our priority is, that everyone can travel to the world safely. Everyone’s safety, in travel and while at the event is our major factor in opening up the registration.

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE LIABILITY RELEASE FORMS?

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release Documents

ADULTS

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release, PDF

MINORS

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release, PDF

IS THERE A BACKUP DATE?

Yes, if for some reason we cant travel safely, we have alternate dates to ensure the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships does go ahead.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOBIE WORLDS?”

Our web sites hobieworlds.com and hobieclass.com as these websites will updated with the latest news.

WILL THIS BE THE LAST HOBIE 16 WOMEN AND YOUTH WORLDS AND GRAND MASTERS AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS INTERNATIONAL CUP?”

No, we will still run these events though the present plan this will be the last Hobie 16 Worlds where all the disciplines are combined in one major event. Looking towards the future these events maybe held in conjunction with other major Hobie events. Our intention is to continue with all these disciplines.

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