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24 July 2013, 10:43 am
Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger And Wild Cat Worlds Underway
Clear skies for Hobie 14 racing
Clear skies for Hobie 14 racing

Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger and Wildcat World Championships
Travemunder Woche, Germany

Racing is underway at the Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger and Wildcat World Championships at Travemunder Woche in Germany.
The day started with a nice 10-12 knots sea breeze building to 20-25 knots in the afternoon.

The Hobie 14, Tiger and Wild Cat completed four races while the Hobie Dragoon completed three races.

Oliver Stoltenberg (GER) has an eight point lead over Georgia Warren-Myers (AUS) with Dan Berg (CAN) a further 1 point behind in the Hobie 14. When the breeze built in the afternoon Arnaud Thieme (FRA) and Fletcher Warren-Myers (NZL) shared the honours.

In the Hobie Dragoon Tom Heinrich (GER) and Lea Selin Zisler (GER) started their worlds with a third place and since then have won every race. Brandon Wijtenburg and Todd Fisher (RSA) have sailed consistently to maintain second place.

The Hobie Tiger and Wild Cat hit the water for the first time on Tuesday. The Hobie Tigers have seen good starts from Robbie Lovig (AUS) and Andy Dinsdale (FRA) with a second as their worst. Former Hobie 16 World Champion father and son team Blaine and Peter Dodds (RSA) are followed by former Hobie 14 World Champion and another father and son team of Allan and Daniel Lawrence (RSA) all close on points.

In the first Hobie Wild Cat Championships Emeric Dary (FRA) and Maxime Blondeau (FRA) started the day with a second and then fired off three first places. Daniel Paysen (GER) and Nico Heinrich (GER) sailing consistently and are second. With former youth champions Daniel and Nicolaj Bjornholt (DEN) a further one point behind.

Racing continues on Wednesday.

David Brookes (As Amended by ISAF)
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