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More Siesta at Hobie North Americans

Published on October 13th, 2016

Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (October 13, 2016) – The light wind theme continued for Day 4 of the 2016 Hobie 16 and Hobie 18 North American Championships. Sailors stayed on the beach under postponement waiting for the wind to fill until 12:45. Once the wind filled, three races were completed in 6-9 knots of wind.

After much anticipation the first race was a general recall followed by a U flag start. Despite the lighter winds, the racing was very tactical and the score board was shuffled quite a bit. An out of pattern westerly made the race course a challenging one with the favored side changing constantly.

Going into the final day of racing the scores have compressed and the championship is coming down to single points between places. In the Hobie 16 class Jeff Newsome and Michele Eatough (USA) lead followed by Tom Korzeniewski and Karen Grisko (USA). The Hobie 18 class leaders are Ken Marshack/Valerie Pioszak (USA) followed by Jim and Barbie Doty (USA).

Racing continues through Friday, October 14.

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