In the sixteenth and final race of the series Aaron WORRELL had the lead in the 20+ knot breeze when he sailed passed the layline for the mark. This error in judgement gave the race lead to Laruffa. This time Laruffa made no mistakes and went on to win the race from Worrell.
But nothing could take away the display Colby gave at this series. With sixteen races in winds varying from 8-25 knots he won the series with a comfortable 24 point lead over 1995 Hobie 16 World Champion Aaron WORRELL.
With Colby already selected for the World Championships and Peter BATES representing China. The Australian Team for the Coca Cola Hobie 16 Worlds in Mexico is, Aaron WORRELL, Tim SHUWALOW, Andrew KEAG, Brad SUMNER, Kerli CORLETTE and Darren SMITH. With nine of the top ten sailors sailing as mixed crews it demonstrates how well a mixed team performs.
Top Ten After 16 Races