Video Highlights: Hobie 16 Worlds 2019
Published on November 19th, 2019
The first Hobie 16 World Championship was held in Hawaii in 1976, and since the 1984 edition in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the biennial (sort of) kumbaya has traveled to such destinations as Fiji, South Africa, Australia, China, and Spain.
For the 2019 Hobie 16 Worlds, the 22nd edition returned to the USA after a 35 year absence with a host of titles to compete for from November 2 to 16 in Captiva Island, Florida.
The Hobie 16 is the only one design class in the world to supply brand-new identical boats for its World Championships, reinforcing the foundation of the organization that it is about the people, not customized equipment, which remains its strength.
The 2019 edition hosted 16 days of sailing to settle six titles: Masters, Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters, Womens, Youth, and Open.