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.
It's time for the top Hobie 16 and 18's to get out on the water and start racing. The Hobie 16's have been split into Gold and Silver fleets with everyone admiring the new brightly orange and blue sails which make for a spectacular sight on the race track. Tigers and Wild Cats start to prowl the ...
Racing postponed due to high winds but lots to catch up with at the Hobie Noordwijk 2017 regatta with Hobie 16 and Wild Cat Tech Talks plus caught up with David Brookes - International Hobie Class Association and Cees Rodenburg - ZVNoordwijk.