Introduced as the bigger Hobie 14, the 16 revolutionized the multihull scene when it first appeared in 1971. Forty plus years later, this boat continues to attract great sailors. Powerful enough for the world champion, yet forgiving enough for the novice, the 16 can be characterized as the Laser of the catamaran world. It’s a dual trapeze boat for two or more crew that can be sailed in strong winds.
Hobie 14, 16 and Dragoons were enjoying the conditions on the idyllic Danish coastline off Hornbaek. The young sailors are an integral and growing part of the MultiEuropeans ensuring the future of the Hobie across Europe and showcasing the strong belief of friendship and competition.
Racing cancelled due to lack of wind and brilliant sunshine on the beach at Hornbaek so all the sailors decided to showcase the famous Hobie Way Of Life - beach party! The 'Cut Party' is a regatta tradition where the new Hobie 16 Gold fleet sail is launched and qualification for the fleets are an...
The weather is glorious in Hornbaek for the 2018 Hobie MultiEuropeans but you can't have it all - sun and light winds meant only one race. The Hobie sailors seem to encapture a wonderful family spirit and a true love for the sport!
Choppy and light winds but both the Gold and Silver fleets managed to complete four races at the Hobie MultiEuropeans in Hornbaek. Balancing acts on the downwind legs and plenty of time to stretch muscles on the upwind on the trapeze whilst catching the rays of sun topping up the tan!
Penultimate day of the 2018 Hobie MultiEuropeans and the finally Hornbaek has some wind - flybys and chases with many of the Hobie sailors showcasing the high level of performance throughout the fleet.