Penultimate Day at Hobie 16 Masters Worlds
Published on June 1st, 2016
Shenzhen, China (June 1, 2016) – Eleven races have now been completed in the Masters division of the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships with the third day of the competition offering the best conditions so far in the regatta.
The skies were blue and the weather was hot as we entered the region’s summer season, but keeping up your fluids and slapping on the sunscreen made for quite a pleasant day in what would have to be a perfect day in southern China.
Today’s penultimate day of the Masters division was superb with single and double string runs and 4 solid races in a variety of conditions. For the most part racing was very close with places in the top ten regularly shifting positions at the end of each leg.
Rod and Kerry Waterhouse from Australia are still leading the world championships, with William and Lucinda Edwards from South Africa sitting in second place and Mick and Patrick Butler from Australia moving up to third position with a couple of well fought wins today.
There are still a number of contenders at the top of the leader board with one day of racing to go but teams that are not in contention are still enthusiastic about their racing and having a great championship both on and off the water.
The final day of the Masters’ series is tomorrow, June 2.
21st Hobie Cat® 16 World Championships
May 30-June 2 – Hobie 16 Masters (skipper shall be 45 years or over)
June 3-5 – Hobie 16 Great Grand Masters (skipper shall be 55 years or over)
June 3-5 – Hobie 16 Grand Masters (skipper shall be 65 years or over)
June 3-5 – Hobie 16 Women’s (skipper/crew shall be female)
June 3-5 – Hobie 16 Youth (skipper/crew shall be under the age of 21 years of age)
June 6-8 – Hobie 16 Open Qualifier
June 9-11 – Hobie 16 Semi-Final
June 12-13 – Hobie 16 Final