There was no racing at the Hobie 16 North American Continental Championship yesterday in Rehoboth Bay, Delaware.
Heading out to the racecourse there was five to ten knots, and with dramatic wind shifts, starting was difficult. After setting a square line the race committee found that one side or the other would be drastically favoured by the start.
After three general recalls race one got under way. The wind decreased as the race progressed causing the race to be abandoned by the third leg. The fleet was sent back to shore for a few hours under postponement but the breeze failed to materialize, and racing was eventually abandoned for the day.
The father son team of Wally and Tyler MYERS retain the lead, with many other family teams behind them. Twenty-six of the seventy Hobie16's are being sailed by a team of immediate family members. Plenty of additional family members were also sailing on different boats -- the Hobie 16 is truly a family racing class.
Racing will continues at the Hobie 16 North American Continental Championship until Friday.
Full results are posted on the event website at the address below.