Yamil Saba and Gonzalo Cendra from Venezuela celebrate as they win the Hobie 16 World Championship after conditions on day two of the finals were not suitable for racing.
The Hobie 16 World Championship concluded tonight with the presentation dinner at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island in Florida. Congratulations to the new world champions Yamil Saba and Gonzalo Cendra from Venezuela.
The first day of the Open Finals was battled out under a dark threatening sky, bumpy seas and solid pressure. The skills of the worlds best Hobie sailors were tested to the max over six races.
The final day of the Open Semi Finals was battled out today, with each of the two groups completing five races. Tonight at the Cut Party the teams that have qualified for the Open Finals will be announced.
Day 3 of the Open Semi Finals saw three more races completed in very testing conditions, particularly in the first race of the day. A bumpy sea, combined with winds gusting up to 26 knots made for an exciting morning.
Teams didn’t manage to get out on the water today but that didn’t stop them enjoying the lifestyle and spirit that is Hobie sailing. Tomorrow the winds are predicted to pick up and so will the action.