Final day abandoned at Hobie 16 Worlds
Published on November 16th, 2019
Captiva Island, FL (November 16, 2019) – The Hobie 16 Open World Championships concluded today when racing was abandoned due to high winds combined with an unsafe sea state.
The race committee postponed in the morning and held the fleet on shore while they monitored the conditions with hopes that the wind and seas would moderate but the wind held in the 25-30 knot range all day with an incredibly large sea state. At 2:00 the race committee hoisted N over A signaling an end to the event.
Following a mix of conditions in a beautiful tropical venue, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Cendra (VEN) are the 2019 Hobie 16 World Champions followed by Nicolaj Bjornholt/Michele Jensen (DEN) and Gav Colby/Worst News (AUS).
The 2019 Hobie 16 World Championships hosted 16 days of sailing and seven events, with racing held from November 2 to 16, with two days lost due to weather (one with no wind and one with too much).
Source: International Hobie Class Association