Hobie World Championships Set for Lake in China Nov. 9-16
Who Will Represent Team North America at the Hobie® Fishing World Championship?Oceanside, California - As announced earlier, the fifth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW5), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Australasia, will take place on Shang Lake in Changshu, China November 9-16 of this year. A series of four qualifying events will determine a total of five spots on Team North America at the Championship. These winners will join 2014 Hobie Fishing World Champion, Steve Lessard, and 2014 IFA Champion, Benton Parrott to make up the team of seven. They will each compete with anglers from over twenty countries for the chance to take home the coveted crown.Listed below are dates, locations and registration links for the four North American qualifiers. The Border City Classic, true to its name, will be held literally on the U.S./Canadian border. Two winners will be crowned. One will be the highest placing Canadian and the other the highest placing American. May 29-31 - Hobie Bass Open- Kentucky Lakehttp://www.hobiefishing.com/blog/2015-hobie-bass-open,279/May 15-18, 2015 - Jamaica Bay Classic- New Yorkhttp://www.captainkayak.com/tournaments.htmlJune 28, 2015 - Border City, Windsor, Ontario, Canadahttps://www.bordercityclassic.org/home.htmlAugust 30, 2015 - IFA Tour - Georgetown, South Carolinahttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eactfx5v5e4b7a4a&oseq=&c=&ch=Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brasil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.