Next stage begins at Hobie 16 Worlds
Published on November 11th, 2019
Captiva Island, FL (November 11, 2019) – The semi-final stage of the Hobie 16 Open World Championships began today with three races completed in winds that started at 10 knots but slowly faded through the day to 6 knots. Following the third race, the wind dropped completely prompting an early end to the day and allowing the sailors some pool time.
Today races were a battle of the UFD and BFD as a number of teams added starting penalties to their score card. Results remain incomplete at this point as some teams have raced in one race while others have sailed two. The cumulative race total and the actual positions are only available once everyone sails the same number of races.
There are three more days in 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 final two days. Tomorrow’s wind forecast looks light again followed by two days of breezy conditions.
The 2019 Hobie 16 World Championships holds multiple titles from November 2 to 16.
Source: International Hobie Class Association