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Who made the cut?

After three days of challenging competition we have now split the fleet for the Hobie® 16 World Championship, Open Series, Semi Finals! Today’s racing got off to a late start as overnight rain had taken some of the wind from our sails but as they they say, “That’s sailing”. Our Hobie 16 open qualifiers checked out […]

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Today We Split the Fleet

Today is the third and final day in the Open Qualifiers division. Tonight we will split the fleet and the successful teams will go on to join those who have pre qualified for the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships Open Semi Finals in Dapeng, China. We have experienced some light and consistent rain overnight and once […]

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5 Races Completed in the Open Qualifying Series

Today’s second day of racing in the Open Qualifiers series of the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships in Dapeng China turned out to be a cracker of a day. The winds were up a little more than expected and it was fortunate that they came in early. The Race Officer marshaled his on water team, […]

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May The Breeze Be With You

Today is the second day of a three day series in the Open Qualifiers division of the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships in Dapeng China. Once again we have light winds predicted with just a little more puff than yesterday and should range between 7 and 9 knots, the breeze should blow from SE and […]

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Anything is Possible

Hobie® sailors in the Open Qualifiers of the 2016 Hobie 16 World Championships in Dapeng, China arrived at the regatta event site this morning with the majority having their first view of the amazing worlds venue. Unfortunately, they didn’t see either the event site or the bay at their beautiful best, as Shenzhen’s monsoonal weather burst […]

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Open Qualifiers Flags Are Up

Last night sailors attended an excellent presentation dinner for the Great Grand Masters, Grand Masters, Women’s and Youth divisions in the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships in the ballroom of the Manwan Harmona Resort. The Youth and Women’s classes were the first world championships to be won at this year’s regatta. New Caledonians Auxence Thomas […]

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Worlds Series Two Run and Won

The final day of racing in the Hobie® Great Grand Masters, Grand Masters, Women and Youth Classes in the 2016 Hobie 16 World Championship regatta in Dapeng, China was completed today. With teams waking to loud claps of thunder, flashes of lightning and rain very early this morning the sky looked more promising when buses […]

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Thunderstruck

Last night a special welcome dinner, for the Open Qualifier teams, was held by the poolside at the Manwan Harmona Resort. Today competitors will register for their series and most will take the opportunity to have their first look at the worlds sailing venue. The third and final day of racing in the Hobie® Great […]

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Two Down One to Go

The second day of racing in the Hobie® Great Grand Masters Class, the Grand Masters, the Women and Youth Classes in the 2016 Hobie 16 World Championship regatta in Dapeng, China was contested today. Conditions on the course were variable throughout the day with only a few light puffs blowing across the bay when competitors […]

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