Hobie Wild Cat
The Wild Cat is Hobie’s next generation extreme racing machine and current Formula 18 design. Introduced in January 2009, the Wild Cat ultimately replaced the Hobie Tiger. Designed by renowned fluid dynamics expert Dr. Martin Fischer (designer of the Capricorn F18, A Class catamarans and America’s Cup 45 collaborator) and manufactured by Hobie Cat Europe, the Wild Cat incorporates the latest in Formula 18 design philosophies.
The Hobie Wild Cat includes: wave piercing and planing hulls; distinctive hull strakes to reduce friction and increase speed in moderate to heavy winds; a shallow V-shaped keel rocker; longer, high aspect ratio carbon daggerboard and rudder foils and all-aluminum wing mast.
2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans - Neusiedl See - Day 1
Unfortunately there was no racing for the gold fleet on Day 1 of the 2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans. In a temperate 27 degrees celsius the sailors enjoyed volleyball, badminton and a swim but no sailing. VRsport.tv Reporter Ollie Hartas got the chance to speak to the European Hobie Cat Association Pre...
2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans - Neusiedl See - Day 2
Day Two saw the racing finally get under way at the 2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans. Despite the light breeze all fleets took on five races to make up for lost time yesterday. However there was no lack of action, the Wild Cats were twin stringing upwind and flying a hull downwind while the Hobie 16 fle...
2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans - Neusiedl See - Day 3
The lake has not made it easy for the sailors at the 2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans. The day started with glassy conditions, The Hobie 16 Silver fleet and the Wildcats and Tigers were sent out after a short postponement but race abandonments were standard issue today as the breeze would not settle. Th...
2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans - Neusiedl See - Final Day
The 2016 Hobie Multi Europeans have come to anticlimax with the final day bringing glassy and warm conditions, perfect for a lazy day by the lake, not so much for high-octane racing. Despite the obvious yearning to be out on the water, the event closed successfully with a rowdy and joyous prize g...