Congratulations to Yamil SABA and Gonzalo CENDRA from Venezuela are the 2019 Hobie 16 World Champions

View the presentation of the new Hobie 16 World Champions

Put your seat back and tray table in the full upright position. We are on final approach. In six weeks, the 2019 Hobie 16 World Championships will finally begin.

The event web site has been updated to include the party schedule and party tickets for guests. If you need extra party tickets for friends or family contact Lori Mohney (lori.mohney@hobieclass.com).

When you register at the hotel you are eligible to rent bikes at a discounted rate.  However, we suggest you do this on the first day, as it will be more if you wait. Golf cart rentals are available at Sunnyside Adventures for a discount of 10% if you mention the Hobie Worlds sunnyislandadventures.com.  Spectator boat tickets will be available as well.

When looking for dining options off site and within walking distance visit Andy Ross Lane. It’s a 5-minute walk from the resort and has many places to eat.  One of our sponsors Stilwell Restaurant group (https://captivaislandinn.com/captiva-island-restaurants/) owns many of these fine establishments, so please stop by and support our sponsors!

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel have a lot of offer and we encourage you to spend some time seeing the area. The organizing team is working through endless details now, as we get closer. Hobie Cat Company is finishing the boats and they will shortly be in transit.

I am about to head to western Canada for the Hobie 16 North American Championships. This will be my first visit to British Columbia, Canada and I am looking forward to seeing the area. Tune in to the event at www.hobieclass.com.

The western Canadian weather looks to be a bit chilly. As they say in Canada “We’re gonna go tobogganing today, eh?”