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July 25, 2018

2018 Hobie MultiEuropeans Hornbæk, Denmark

The Hobie MultiEuropeans consisted of the following classes. Hobie Dragoon Hobie 14 Hobie 16 Youth Spi Hobie 16 Women Hobie 16: Masters / Grand Master / Great Grand Masters Hobie 16 Spi Cup Hobie 16 Open raced over 3 series.

The first series consisted of two days of racing was the Hobie 16 Women and Hobie 16 Grand Master/Great Grand Masters. With the Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon doing four days of racing The following top three placegetters

Women
1st Kerstin Wichardt / Sarah Schütte. GER
2nd Sara/ Arianna Menichetti. ITA
3rd Michala Brincker / Yoanna Choleva.DEN

Master / GM / GGM:
1st Jens Goritz / Julie Goritz. GER
2nd Knud Jansen / Inis Jansen.GER
3rd Christian Diederich / Christina Schober GER

Hobie 16 Spi Cup
1st Nicolaj Bjørnholt / Naja Bjørnholt DEN
2nd Klemens Kitzmueller / Gundi Kitzmueller AUT
3rd Frederik Måhr /Emma Chandler DEN

The Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon continued to race to be joined by the Hobie 16 Youth Spi and Hobie 16 Qualifying series. Unfortunately, the weather was against the sailors. After three days of good sailing no wind materialised on the fourth day of the competition.

At the presentation the Hobie 16 Open sails which are supplied by Hobie Cat Europe was shown to all the sailors.

Hobie Dragoon

1st Christoph Wech/Rudolph Gruber
AUT
2nd
Gianmaria Tuma
Riccardo D’amico
ITA
3rd
Sophie Schmidt
Yannik Hoeger AUT

Hobie 14

1st Robert Michel
FRA
2nd Nicholas Ryall
RSA
3rd Thorin ZeilmakerNED

Hobie 16 Youth Spi

1st Leonardo Morelli / Victoria GiannettiITA
2nd Lorenzo Rossi / Ludovica Festino
3rd Riccardo Del Prete / Alice Cialfi

 

The Hobie 16 Open being raced in two fleets. The Gold Fleet which have all new sails supplied by Hobie Cat Europe. The Silver Fleet the sailors use their own sails.

On the first day of competition only one race could be sailed due to the light unstable wind conditions.

The second day the wind was light and the seas choppy. Though four races were managed to sailed for the sailors in both the Gold and Silver fleets.

Third day of competition, there was one race as the wind was light and unstable. There  was an attempt to start a second race but the wind wasn’t stable enough for a fair race.

Only one race for the  last day of Hobie 16 Europeans. A thunderstorm in the area and racing is finished for the championship. Podium finishes. Congratulations to all the competitors
 
Hobie 16 Open Gold Fleet
1st Nicolaj Bjørnholt/ Naja Bjørnholt DEN
2ndLeonardo Morelli/ Viktoria Giannetti ITA
3rd Jens Goritz/ Katrin Wiese-Dohse GER
 
Hobie 16 Open Silver Fleet
1st Arto Hirsch/ Ludovica Vannini ITA
2nd Adriaan Lagaay/ Wim Lagaay NED
3rd Gianluigi Gazerro/ Sara Anita Brugnacca ITA

Full results
https://www.hobie2018european.com/results

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