Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I BECOME A PREQUALIFIED SAILOR?

To be prequalified entrant the IHCA grants these positions to each region based on their membership. The number of spots each region receives is in the Notice of Race.

WHEN WILL THE PREQUALIFIED ENTRIES OPEN?

The entries will open after all the regions have completed their qualifying rounds and submit their prequalified sailors to the IHCA. The IHCA has requested that the regions send their list no later than the 22nd December 2021. The prequalified entries will then open on the 23rd December 2021.

ARE THERE ANY ATM’S OR BANK ON SITE?

Yes, the resort has an ATM.

IF WE DON’T MAKE THE MINIMUM CREW WEIGHT. WILL THE IHCA OR HOSTS SUPPLY US WITH WEIGHTS?

No, to make and maintain the minimum crew weights are the sole responsibility of the skipper and crew. The IHCA nor hosts will be supplying weights or have weights for sale.

HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS?

At Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre there is a supermarket, greengrocer, fish market, bakery, cellar, bookstore boutique and pharmacy. Once you arrive at Club de Vela La Ballena Alegre we have all your needs on our premises. Facilities – 23rd Hobie Sailing Worlds (hobieworlds.com) gives a small taste of what we have at host club.

CAN I SAIL IN THE GRAND MASTERS AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS?

Yes, as they are being sailed on the same dates, the two disciplines will be on the water at different times. You will have a very limited change over time on the beach to prepare for each series. We ask you to take this into consideration before entering.

CAN I SAIL IN THE WOMEN, YOUTH AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS?

No, as the Women, Youth and Great Grand Masters will be on the water racing at the same time. So, you would only be able to compete in one of those discipline.

ARE THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR THE MASTERS, GRAND MASTERS, GREAT GRAND MASTERS, WOMEN, YOUTH AND QUALIFYING CONFIRMED?

The IHCA, in conjunction with the organizers will review the entries on date that will be advertised in advance to ensure sailors know of any possible changes . If some of the disciplines are at their maximum and others not near capacity, their numbers will be reviewed. We may close of the entries of a discipline and increase the numbers of another discipline. We recommend that when the entries open that you do enter early to ensure your entry. We shall not cancel any discipline.

WHEN ENTRIES OPEN, WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR ENTERING?

Sailors will fill out the entry form and submit the form online. A copy of your entry will go to your IHCA Regional Chair. The Regional Chair will confirm that you are a financial member of the Hobie Class. Financial members will receive a token that will give you access to the payment web site. On completion of payment, you will be entered and receive a receipt.

WHEN WILL THE ENTRIES OPEN?

We are constantly reviewing the travel and when the health authorities advise that the whole world can travel, then we shall open up the payment registration. Our priority is, that everyone can travel to the world safely. Everyone’s safety, in travel and while at the event is our major factor in opening up the registration.

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE LIABILITY RELEASE FORMS?

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release Documents

ADULTS

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release, PDF

MINORS

Download the Release and Waiver of Liability Assumption of the Risk, Indemnity Agreement, (COVID-19) Waiver, & Photo Release, PDF

IS THERE A BACKUP DATE?

Yes, if for some reason we cant travel safely, we have alternate dates to ensure the 23rd Hobie 16 World Championships does go ahead.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOBIE WORLDS?”

Our web sites hobieworlds.com and hobieclass.com as these websites will updated with the latest news.

WILL THIS BE THE LAST HOBIE 16 WOMEN AND YOUTH WORLDS AND GRAND MASTERS AND GREAT GRAND MASTERS INTERNATIONAL CUP?”

No, we will still run these events though the present plan this will be the last Hobie 16 Worlds where all the disciplines are combined in one major event. Looking towards the future these events maybe held in conjunction with other major Hobie events. Our intention is to continue with all these disciplines.

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