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7 Months

7 Months

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 […]

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8 Months and Counting Down

8 Months and Counting Down

In under 8 months the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championship in Captiva Florida kicks off. The tokens for the first batch of pre-qualified and qualifying sailors for the Hobie 16 Open Championships have been sent out to the lucky sailors. To assist their youth sailors to attend the world championships, the Hobie Class Association of North America have made up to $1,000 for 10 of their youth team. This is a fantastic initiative. We hope regions will take up a similar incentive to assist their youth. As we get closer to the world championships there will be more news and updates. Please don’t forget to follow us on Facebook our […]

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What to Expect at Hobie 16 World Championship

What to Expect at Hobie 16 World Championship

What should you expect from a world championship compared to a national or continental event? First, it’s very international and this by itself is a stimulating experience. You will meet Hobie sailors from around the world that speak many different languages – but all love Hobie sailing. I have sailed in the European Championships a few times and even though we don’t know many sailors from Europe, it’s always a great opportunity to meet new people. It’s always interesting how people try to yell for room at the gate in twelve different languages. Travelling to a new place is part of the experience. I am always amazed at some of […]

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Open Division Entries Begin Feb 1st 2019

Open Division Entries Begin Feb 1st 2019

2019 is a year full of excitement and challenges for the Hobie 16 sailors. The 22nd Hobie 16 Worlds at Captiva Island, Florida, 1-16 November is going to be an epic world championship. The Hobie 16 World Championships returns to the USA after travelling to different locations around the world. On the 1st February we open the entries for the on-site qualifiers and the those that have qualified in their region. Get all the information you need from travel to the host hotel, entry fees, and of course discounted room rates at South Seas Island Resort at https://hobieworlds.com. Where else would rather be? 1-16 November 2018, sitting at Sunset Beach, Captiva […]

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Momentum builds for the Hobie® 16 World Championships

Momentum builds for the Hobie® 16 World Championships

Happy New Year. Are you ready for the Hobie 16 World Championships? The excitement continues to build as registration for the events opens and we see the names of sailors from around the world who are coming to compete. Hotel advance bookings have been very strong and we encourage everyone to make their hotel reservations early. Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States and I encourage everyone coming to explore the options and make the most of your visit. If you need advice on places to go or things to do, we are happy to help. In 2019, you will see the world championship […]

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