May 30, 2016

Hobie 16 Worlds 2016: Day 1 , Masters fleet

All images - Hobie keeps pushing for the H16 with the formula they had for the good old days: Select an attractive venue (known or exotic) , provide the entire fleet of H16s and let Hobie sailors come to race no worries.  This year Hobie returns to China , on a stategic move from the company to establish the name in that literally huge market.

Day 1 for Master report at report at
"...Today was the first day of racing at the 21st Hobie® 16 World Championships in Dapeng, Shenzhen China and it turned out to be a magnificent day for everybody concerned, but most importantly for the Hobie Masters sailors who have flown in from around the world.

The weather was hot, the water clear and warm and for a short time a light drizzle cooled everyone down just before racing began. A light breeze of 8kts meant race one, on day one of the regatta went ahead on schedule and it turned out that there were four races held during the course of the day.

After the lights winds during race one a short lunch break was held and then in the afternoon three races were contested back to back in increasing winds which that got up to around 15kts at times and saw single and double trap legs.

Rob Waterhouse and Kerry Waterhouse from Australia were leading a very close field at the top of the leaderboard in the Masters at the end of day one. Rob spoke about his experience so far and how he went on the water in todays racing..."
Full report at
Masters Top 5 below - Full  Results

Pl Name Country 1 2 3 4 Total
AUS 1 1 -6 3 11 5
2 PARK, Byeong Ki
YOUN, Hae Kwang
KOR 2 3 -5 1 11 6
3 EDWARDS, William
EDWARDS, Lucinda
RSA -5 2 3 2 12 7
4 DUBEUX, Mario
BRA -12 6 2 5 25 13
5 BUTLER, Mick
BUTLER, Patrick
AUS 4 4 (27)
8 43 16