Notice To Competitors
Amendment to Notice of Race Number 8
October 14, 2019
Added to Competitor’s Insurance:
HOBIE 16 WORLDS LIABILITY INSURANCE UPDATE OCTOBER 11 2019
$300,000 Liability insurance and what does this mean?
What does this mean?
Each “person in charge” must have third party liability insurance in order to participate and this insurance must be valid in the USA.
For USA residents, we strongly suggest you make arrangements with whoever your usual liability insurance provider is to ensure you have $300,000 in liability coverage. Examples are a boat owner’s policy, a home owner’s policy, renter’s policy or an umbrella policy. You must provide a copy of the declaration page of your insurance policy as proof of coverage at registration.
For international competitors, the above-described options may also be available to you. You may also have options through your national sailing association. For example Australian Sailing has options to purchase insurance on their web site. You must show us documentation (in English) confirming your coverage and the amount must be shown.
GOOD NEWS FROM THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
For those who do not have liability insurance, or do not have liability insurance, that is valid in the USA, the organizing authority has arranged for a policy that will fulfil your requirement to have third-party coverage. You can purchase this coverage from us at a cost of $100 USD before October 30, 2019, via the event web site link, or $125 USD on-site during registration. This coverage will be applied to the entire event and you only pay once even if you are sailing in multiple events. $100 is a flat fee and not prorated for the number of days you are sailing. We are offering this to assist competitors who have no other option.
To be absolutely clear, if you have insurance through your personal insurance provider showing the required coverage amount during registration, you do not need to pay this additional fee. You only need to show documentation confirming your $300,000 of personal liability coverage. ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED INSURANCE POLICY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.
On behalf of the Organising Committee
Amendment to Notice of Race Number 7
September 30, 2019
Added to Event Schedule:
RACING SCHEDULE UPDATE (updated 27 September 2019)
Now that most of the entries are in and to assist skippers and crews with event planning, the IHCA has provide the intended race schedule for the Grand Masters, the Great Grand Master, the Women’s and the youth classes. The follow divisions will sail together:
- Grand Master and Youth racing together (two starts )
- Great Grand Master and Women racing together (two starts)
Amendment to Notice of Race Number 6
September 27, 2019
On-Line Entry Information
On-line entries will close at 5 PM (17:00), 7th October 2019, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) (convert to your timezone here).
Don’t worry, you can still enter on site at the South Seas Island Resort, and there are still opportunities to come and be part of the Hobie racing and fun.
The Registration Office Will Be Open As Follows
|1st Nov||10:00 - 16:00||Hobie 16 Masters|
|5th Nov||10:00 - 16:00||Hobie 16 Great Grand Masters
Hobie 16 Grand Masters
Hobie 16 Women
Hobie 16 Youth
Event Accommodation Update (updated 27th Sept)
We still do have limited hotel rooms at South Seas Island Resort until October 7th and rooms are subject to the availability. After October 7th you need to contact Lori Mohney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for room availability.
We look forward to seeing you at Captiva Island, Florida, part of the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel for this 22nd Hobie 16 World Championship.
Amendment to Notice of Race Number 5
August 12, 2019
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:
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