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Hobie 16 World Championship

The Hobie 16 World Sailing Championship is only day away with 243 teams, representing twenty-eight countries, registered for the largest Hobie event in history.
To be held in Cancun, Mexico, five championships will be determined between May 4- 14 and will be sailed in sixty-four brand new Hobie 16's provided by the Hobie Cat Company.

Racing for the Women, Master, Grand Master and Youth World Championships will be contested on the May 5, 6 and 7.

The Open World Championship will start on May 8 with a two day qualifying round for the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be sailed for three days, followed by a two-day final with the top 56 teams.

The Numbers:

Open: 199 teams registered Women: 18 teams Master: 44 Grand Master: 13 Youth: 34

Registration closed eight weeks prior to the event with some teams registered for more than one event.

More information is available on the event website via the link below.
Bob Merrick (As Amended by ISAF News Editor)
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