Hobie Blast from the Past

Hobie Blast from the Past, Hobie 14 Nationals 2004

This weeks “Hobie Blast from the Past” is from the Hobie 14 Nationals 2004, Theewaterskloof, South Africa.

The Hobie 14 fleet is thriving in NSW with a big revival that is getting stronger. All the chatting about the Nationals this year got me thinking about that great “little” boat that cemented a brand and a lifestyle  in the history books.

Hobie racing, be it social club racing, Nationals or Worlds has drawn people together and created  holidays, expeditions and friendships that can last a lifetime.

I grew up on a H14 in the early 80’s and I still love the boat. I remember spending endless hours with my brother, each on a  H14, in the surf at Cape Receif, a perfect break for a Hobie. That was late 80’s !

In 2004  my Dad and I competed in the Hobie 14 Nationals ! My Dad was 79 years old and the youngest competitor was 13yrs old.

I have got to race Hobie Catamarans on 5 continents at some of the most amazing venues and met some of the best people, all drawing together by the same love !

WHERE has your Hobie taken you ?


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