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Notice To Competitors

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 5

August 12, 2019

Added:

At registration competitors are required to bring any crew corrector weights if required to meet class minimum crew weight as verified by the official championship’s scales.

Competitors shall also bring their life jacket/PFD that complies with IHCA General Class Rule 8.1 to the registration for inspection.

This changes Notice of Race

Schedule of 2019 Championship Registrations

The Registration Office will be Open as Follows:

To clarify the change to the Notice of Race – IHCA General Class Rule 8.1

The boat shall be equipped with a personal flotation device (PFD)/life jacket at the correct weight category for each crew member to the minimum standard ISO 12402-5 (CE 50 Newtons), or USCG Type III, or Level 50 (previously AUS PFD 2) or Level 50S (previously AUS PFD 3). The IHCA strongly recommends that life jackets or PFDs be worn at all times.

Crew weights are defined in IHCA General Class Rule 17 and IHCA Hobie 16 Rule 7

 Full IHCA Class Rules can be found at http://hobieclass.com/class-rules/

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 4

June 6, 2019

Hobie® 16 Youth World Championships entry fee reduction
To incentivise more participants in the Hobie 16 Youth World event the entry fee to 22nd Hobie 16 Youth World Championships at Captiva Island Florida has been reduced from USD$593.60 to USD$400.

Due to the generous support from Hobie Cat Company, the youth entry fee has been reduced until 31st August 2019.

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 3

February 27, 2019

Delete Schedule of 2019 Championship Races
HOBIE 16 GREAT GRAND MASTERS, HOBIE 16 GRAND MASTERS, HOBIE 16 WOMENS, AND HOBIE 16 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (56 ENTRIES, MAX)

Updated Schedule of 2019 Championship Races to read:
HOBIE 16 YOUTH AND GRAND MASTERS (56 ENTRIES MAX); HOBIE 16 WOMEN AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS (56 ENTRIES, MAX)

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 2

January 7, 2019

Updated Fees to read:
Cleared up wording surrounding online entry deadlines with regard to when a price tier expires and provided a link to a timezone converter for each price tier.
All entry date and time deadlines listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) or Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) respectively. Use this link to convert to your timezone

Amendment to Notice of Race Number 1

December 18, 2018

Delete IHCA General Class Rule 13.3 (a):

The IHCA Rules Committee have agreed to delete HCA General Rules 13.3 a) for the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships ONLY. The boats shall be raced with all aluminium mast.

After the event, Hobie Cat Company is looking to ship some boats to Australia and Europe for re-sale. As known in these regions all aluminium masts are mandatory. At the conclusion of the event, all boats delivered to dealers / customers in North America will be fitted with CompTip masts.

Updated Qualifier Series to read:

The Qualifier Series is limited to 56 entries. Each of the six IHCA Regions will be given nine spots. The IHCA shall release two Qualifying reserved spots and any unused Regional spots to a first come after the 1st March 2019. Competitor’s entering must supply evidence of competing in a minimum of three Hobie Class events from 1st March 2017. This shall be verified from results and confirmation from the Regional Chairman of the IHCA in your region. Failure to comply will have your entry forfeited. Entries will be confirmed after 1st February 2019.

Updated Fees to read:

EventTier ClosedTier ClosedLate Entry
Open qualifying$424$466$530
Open Pre-qualified$901$991.10$1,123.60
**All prices are in USD. Entry fees include 6% Florida Sales Tax Qualifiers advancing into the semi-finals shall then pay an additional $477 at the conclusion of the qualifying series to advance. This includes tickets for the other parties in the open portion of the event.