With less than 7 months to the start of the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships at Captiva Island, Florida we have started to attract some famous names from the past and stars of the future.
This month we look at the Great Grand Masters, as we have Steve Leo USA and John Dinsdale FRA. Steve and John competed in the very first Hobie 16 World Championships in 1976 at Honolulu, Hawaii.
43 years later to the day, 6th November 1976 was the last day of the 1st Hobie World Championships, 6th November 2019 will be the 1st day of the Great Grand Masters. These two will be back out on the water continuing their own Hobie 16 races for bragging rights which they started 43 years ago. What a great tribute to the Hobie Class to have sailors still competing in the same class for over 43 years.
When you are rigging your boat at Sunset Beach at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, or you are at one of the restaurants around the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel we are sure you will see more Hobie Legends. You will also become part of the Hobie folklore when you participate.
We all like to save money and the organisers of the Hobie Worlds know this. The deadline for the first discounted entry to the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships Open Qualifying and Open Pre-qualified is fast approaching. Sailors will need to enter before midnight 31st March AEDT. As it does take some time for the Regional Chairman to approve your entry and for the IHCA to issue your unique token please don’t delay in submitting your entry.
If you have been approved and have not got your token, please check your spam or promotions folder. Sometimes you email provider makes a mistake and put the email accidently into one of these folders.
The Hobie Worlds web site https://hobieworlds.com/ has a lot of information about the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships. Including accommodation deals at the host hotel, South Seas Island Resort.
The IHCA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ihca.class/ has lots of Hobie Worlds information.
Also, the Facebook page shows what other Hobie sailors are doing around the world. So please follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ihca.class/ to see what is happening in the Hobie world of sailboat racing.