The incredible 2016 Hobie® 16 World Championship regatta culminates today in Dapeng, China with day two of the Open Finals. Yesterday the 44 teams, of international Hobie Cat® sailors, that made the final cut for the finals, had a sensational day on the water.
Daniel Bjornholt Christensen from Denmark, who is on 17 points, leads the world championships going in to the final day of racing. Mick Butler from Australia is in second on 25 points, with Fletcher Warren-Myers from Australia and Daniel Brown from the USA sharing third spot on 29 points. Cedric Bader from France holds onto fifth position with 32 points. The next six places are all in a position to get themselves into the top three with good performances on the water today.
Racing today will be fought out in comfortable temperatures reaching a high of 29 degrees C (84F) after some light drizzle overnight. Competitors will arrive at the event site this morning to a light SSW breeze shifting to the SW around 10am. There will be thick cloud cover throughout the day with heavy rain predicted late into the afternoon. Past monsoonal downpours during the regatta have always been accompanied by solid wind.
After two incredible weeks of racing in an absolutely wonderful location the 21st Hobie 16 World Championship regatta comes to it’s final crescendo when the Hobie 16 World Champion is crowned tonight.