Why Join the Hobie Class?
Membership in the largest one-design catamaran class in the world provides many benefits, both tangible and intangible. In addition to supporting noble causes, like the Guest Expert and Youth programs, a healthy class association helps maintain the resale value of your boat!
The IHCA Class Rules require at least one crewperson on each boat be a class member to participate in class-sanctioned events (Points Regattas). Membership is also required to be included in the North American Competitor Ranking System. At the North American Championships, all crewpersons on each boat are required to be class members. Fortunately, there are several levels of membership, most of which cost less than a night at the movies!
STANDARD - $35
IHCA Membership (eligibility to race in HCA points regattas, NAs and Worlds), support for Guest Expert Programs, Youth Programs and subscription to HCA HOTLINE magazine
WEB - $25
Same benefits as Standard, without a subscription to the paper copy of the HCA HOTLINE magazine. Issues may be viewed on the web.
TOP CAT - $100
Patrons, sponsors and corporate members. Same benefits as Standard, with special recognition in the HCA HOTLINE magazine.
FAMILY - $10 each
Standard and Top Cat members may purchase additional memberships for family members living at the same address.Same benefits as Standard, but no additional copies of the magazine.
INDEPENDENT YOUTH - $15
Same benefits as Standard, for non-family youth members. Must be under the age of 21 as of December 31 of the membership year.
RECREATIONAL / SUP
Subscription to HCA HOTLINE magazine only. Does not fulfill IHCA membership requirement to race in sanctioned points regattas. Allows participation in SUP races at regattas.
Joining the class on-line is easy and painless! Just click here.
For those still suspicious of on-line payments, we still accept paper. Print and mail
the membership form.