November 11 2019 Daily Report

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22nd Hobie 16 World Championships
Captiva Island, FL
November 11, 2019 Press Release

Hobie 16 Open World Championships day 1. Three races were completed in winds that started at 10 knots but slowly faded through the day to 6 knots. Following the third race, the wind dropped completely prompting an early end to the day and allowing the sailors some pool time. Today races were a battle of the UFD and BFD as a number of teams added starting penalties to their score card. Once racing got underway, oscillating shifts challenged sailors as they tried to pick the favored sides of the course.

Results for the first three races are available, however at this point some teams have raced in one race while others have sailed two. The cumulative race total and the actual positions are only available once everyone sails the same number of races. There are three more days in semi-final round with 96 teams rotating through the 56 boats. After four days of competition the fleet will be cut to 56 for the final two days.

Tomorrows wind forecast looks light again followed by two days of breezy conditions.

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