Hobie Dragoons – Cadet Sailing
The Club’s Cadets are able to participate in the Hobie Dragoon ‘Summer Fun Series’ races and also the Spring and Winter series. This is linked to the main Hobie Fleet racing, the more experienced Juniors are invited to sail in the Club Regattas. There are also regular training events for them to participate, where they are introduced to and taught racing techniques. Cadets are required to have some experience sailing on the Clubs Wayfarers before joining the Dragoons. Starting age is 11 years, although if they have participated in dinghy activity, prior to that, they can be considered for the Dragoons at a younger age. RCIYC Junior crews have represented Jersey at Hobie Dragoon National, International and World Championships.
Hobie Fleet Racing
The RCIYC has a flourishing Hobie Fleet which has been part of the Club since 2000. Over 30 Hobie Cats race on a regular basis including Tigers and Wildcats, with the Hobie 16’s it has the largest one design sailing class racing in the Channel Islands. There are around 50 races a year to challenge the keen Hobie crews in an active programme, including the Spring, Summer, Winter series and distance events, as well as the Clubs major Regattas. Teams representing the Club and Jersey attend International Championship events and has National and European Champions amongst its members.The Hobie Fleet working in conjunction with the Club has successfully staged National and European Championships in the Island. An ‘A’ Fleet and ‘B’ Fleet participate in the series racing, the latter allows entry level sailors to begin racing, where training and support for new crews is provided. The Fleet also put on Open days and Taster/Trial sessions for anyone interested in becoming involved. Most of the racing and training activity takes place in St. Aubin’s bay.
To this year’s Hobie Multi Worlds & Europeans in La Rochelle from the 17th to 27th July 2019 this event is right on our doorstep and so easy to get to so please contact the club for more information on how to come and support such an excellent venue and sailing location.
HOBIE 16 WORLDS Florida November 2019 – looks like we have some Fleet takers for this event as well - Exciting times!