Winter was a bit slow to arrive but it’s here now in the US. The meteorologists are all talking about the “polar vortex” that is about to descend on us. Who comes up with this? Honesty yes it’s cold out but the Canadians are probably laughing at us; it’s really cold up there.
The 2019 Hobie 16 world championships continues to keep us busy and entry for the open world championships will be available February 1. You will be seeing a world’s event boat at boat shows around the world in 2019, promoting the event and our sponsors. Let’s not forget the Hobie 14 and Dragoon world championships in La Rochelle, France this July.
As the New Year comes, it’s time to renew your Hobie Class Association membership. Your support helps us build a strong class association and a strong class promotes Hobie sailing worldwide. Why should I join the Hobie class?
The 2019 MultiWorlds at La Rochelle that will incorporate the Hobie 14 and Dragoon World Championships. If we meet the World Sailing Regulation the Tiger and Wild Cat will also become a World Championships. Though if they don’t, they will be racing for them. Add the European Hobie 16 Championships and La Rochelle is really going to the place to be between the 17-27 July. The video on the web site show the historic town of La Rochelle so well. It will be a must for the sailors to tour the surrounds.
The French Hobie Class has done a great job by having their national authority include the Hobie 16 with spinnaker as the youth boat. It took two years of discussion with the French Sailing Federation appreciating that the Hobie 16 was the genuine youth boat.