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Qualifying complete at Hobie 16 Worlds

Published on November 10th, 2019

Captiva Island, FL (November 10, 2019) – Qualifying is the complete for the 2016 Hobie 16 World Championships. Entry into the open division of the Hobie 16 World Championships is a qualification-required event. Sailors can either prequalify from their home country or they can attempt to qualify on-site in the two day open qualifying event. 43 boats competed in the two day qualifying event for a berth into the open championships.

Ten races were completed over two days in breezy conditions ranging from 12-20 knots. The second day of qualifying races were sailed in perfect conditions, flat water and 15-17 knots of wind that moderated through the day to 12 knots.

Yamil SABA/Gonzalo CENDRA (VEN) won the qualifying round followed by Emilio VALES/Joaquin RUIZ (MEX) and Andrew KEAG/Helen WARNEKE (AUS). A total of 30 teams advanced from the on-site qualifying series into the open world championships.

The open world championships begin on Monday November 11 with 96 teams competing for the world title. The next four days will be the semi-final round with 96 teams rotating through the 56 boats. After four days of competition the fleet will be cut to 56 for the finals.

The 2019 Hobie 16 World Championships runs until November 16.

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Source: International Hobie Class Association

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