The Masters and Grand Masters divisions of the 2010 Hobie 16 World Champiosnhips is underway in Weihai, China with 29 teams competing.
On the second day of racing, instead of a weak offshore breeze the competitors where met with clear skies and a building breeze that the race committee took full advantage of, running five races. The day started out with a seven knot sea breeze building to 13 knots and finished with a 9 to 13 knot offshore breeze.
In the Masters division, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse from Australia have been jostling with William and Lucinda Edwards from South Africa, with very little separating the two teams. After six races the Australians lead with three bullets counting towards their nine point total and giving them a two point lead ahead of the South Africans.
Heavyweights, Bob Engwirda and Brad Wilson from Australia put together a great set of scores to finish the day in third overall.
In the Grandmasters Anthony Duchatel and Evelyn Curtis (AUS) put together four first places and a second to lead from Graham Southwick and O. Chan, representing Fiji, and Harry Handley and Peter Evrard of New Zealand.
The forecast for the next two days is 9 - 13 knots offshore.
The Women and Youth World Championship will take place from 20 to 22 August and the Open Hobie16 Worlds from 23 to 30 August.