Qualifying Complete at Hobie 16 Worlds
Published on June 8th, 2016
Shenzhen, China (June 8, 2016) – After three days of qualifying competition, the fleet is now split for the Semi-Final stage of the Hobie® 16 Open World Championship.
Today’s racing got off to a late start as overnight rain had started the day with little wind. The Hobie 16 open qualifiers checked out their boats early so that the fleet could hit the water when the Race Officer had set the course and called for ‘off the beach’.
The call came at around 11:30am with three back to back races in which to make it count. The afternoon’s racing brought the total number of races for the qualifying series to eight and conditions were once again light with shifty winds from 6-11 kts before clouds rolled in and closed out the day at the end of race eight.
The top 23 teams from the field of 35 now advance to begin the Hobie 16 World Championship Open Semi Finals tomorrow.
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
Source: Hobie Class