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    Hobie World Cat

    What is the Hobie World Cat?

    The Hobie World Cat is an exclusive regatta, where only teams of the worlds best Hobie 16 sailors compete. Prosail, organising authority, will be the host for the selected teams for the whole event: the sailors get an accomodation nearby the event area, food & drinks and a Hobie 16 branded with their national flags.

    6 days of spectacular racing in the surf of Sylt, directly in front of the beach where thousands of visitors cheer the sailors on the water. All races are live commented by two professional moderators. Every evening a nice music program on the event stage and a big price giving ceremony where the winner team will get the coveted trophy.

    How to qualify for the Hobie World Cat?

    ProSail will elect Hobie 16 teams from different countries according to their national ranking and the results of World and continental championships.
    The elected sailors will get a personal invitation from ProSail Sail Events.

    You could also apply for one of the famous starting places. The only thing you need to do is to write a short application and add a recommendation of your national class association. Send your application to info@prosail.de.

  • Teams 2019

    Cam Owen
    Susan Ghent

    • Current Australian Champion (4 times winner)
    • Western Australian State Champion (4 times winner)
    • 3rd place at 2007 World Championships
    • 2nd place at 2014 World Championship
    • 3rd place at 2013 European Championship
    Daniel Nottingham
    Bruna Bianchi
    • 1st ranking Ceará, Brazil
    • 3rd place in Brazilian Nationals 2016
    • 2nd place in Northeast Championship 2016
    • 1st place in Northeast Championship 2014
    Nicolas Liebel
    Laurence Liebel
    • multiple Canadian Champion H16
    • mulitiple Champion HC 14 & HC 16
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    • World Champion 2016 (China)
    • 1 x Hobie 16 Youth World Champion
    • 2 x Hobie 16 Youth Europeans Champion
    • 2nd World Champion Youth ISAF
    • 2nd World Champion Hobie Wild Cat 2013
    • Denmark National Champion

    Florian Hublet
    Nicolas Hublet

    • 1st Hobie Cat 16 Youth French National 2019
    • 2nd Hobie World Cat 2016
    • 6th Hobie World Cat 2015
    • 7th Hobie 16 Open European 2014
    • 4th Hobie Cat 16 Youth European 2014
    • 2nd Hobie Cat 16 Youth French National 2014
    • 1st Hobie Cat 16 Youth French National 2013

    Jens Goritz
    Katrin Wiese-Dohse

    • Masters Weltmeister
    • mehrmaliger Vize Europameister
    • Masters Europameister
    • 4x Deutscher Meister
    • Mehrmaliger 2. Platz Kieler Woche 
    • 5. Hobie 14  Weltmeisterschaft
    Szymon Cierzan
    Zuzia Szadziul
    • 1 place at PYA cup
    • 1 place at youth Polish Nationals
    • 1 place at Polish Nationals
    • 1 place in youths Super Sail Tour Heilingehafen

    Antonello Ciabatti
    Luisa Mereu

    • 10 times Italian champions
    • Several times Sardinia champions
    • 1st place master europeans 2013

    Thorin Zeilmaker

    • Hobie 14 World Champion

    Andrew Boyd

    Andy Dinsdale
    Lisa Dindsdale

  • Results

    The current and the past winners of the Hobie World Cat

    Rank Nation Name
    1st Blaine Dodds
    Roxanne Kay Dodds
    2nd Jens Goritz
    Katrin Wiese-Dohse
    3rd Antonello Ciabatti
    Luisa Mereu

    Darren Smith
    Claire Bisgood
    5th Nicolaj Bjørnholt
    Peter Måhr
    6th Rogier Duijndam
    Sonja Steenvoorden
    7th Claudio Teixeira
    Thais Langer
    8th Jonathan Shue
    Kenton Shue
    9th Ben Brown
    Casey Astiz
    10th Silvain Chanteloup
    Adélie Pomade


    Cam Owen
    Susan Ghent


    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen


    Lucinda Edwards
    William Edwards


    James Wierzbowski
    Pip Pietromonaco
    Chris Hancock
    Tom Schreyack


    Detlef Mohr
    Karen Wichardt


    Cédric Bader
    Nathalie Souquet


  • The ultimate Hobie 16 speed challenge

    A worldwide unique speed race!

    Within spitting distance to the visitors and parallel to the beach the Hobie 16 sailors have to sail a 320-m-long distance as fast as possible. Each competing Team has several attempts to make their fastest run in a specific time slot.

    The speed race was first developed in August 2016 by the organizers of the Hobie 16 World Cat on the famous island Sylt, Germany. But the idea of this speed challenge was already some years ago in their mind, but they have waited for the perfect circumstances: best wind & weather, excellent race management, the perfect time measurement team and the worlds best Hobie 16 sailors.

    The winners

    2018: no speed race possible
    due the weather conditions,
    there was no speed race possible





    2017: Denmark
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen


    2016: Denmark
    Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen
    Nicolaj Bjørnholt Christensen
  • Program 2019

    6 days of spectacular racing in the surf of Sylt, live interviews with the sailors, a great music program in the evening and much more!


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  • contact

    Prosail GmbH & Co. KG
    Hafenstraße 10
    25980 Rantum / Sylt
    Tel: 04651 / 228 43
    Fax: 04651 / 287 26

     Willy Trautmann (managing director)

     Detlef Mohr (managing director)

     Jens Hannemann (press & public relations)




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