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February 5, 2020

2020 North American Hobie 14 Championships POSTPONED

2020 Hobie 14 North Americans Postponed
2020 Hobie Midwinters East Cancelled

It is with great regret that we make this announcement regarding these two events, originally scheduled to be held in approximately two weeks’ time at Ocean Springs Yacht Club (OSYC). OSYC is one of the Hobie Class’ preferred venues, and their volunteers and staff have always made us feel at home. However, the rapidly changing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted us to make this decision out of an abundance of caution – and to get the word out before people got on the road. Two weeks ago, who would have thought we would have restaurants and bars closed and people being asked to self-quarantine? What will the next two weeks bring? Nobody knows, and that’s why we feel it’s best if people stay home for now. It’s a great time to work on your boat!

We will be rescheduling the Hobie 14 NACs for a later date this year at  Ocean Springs Yacht Club in Mississippi and will notify you as soon as we find a suitable time frame.

Full registration fee refunds will be made for those competitors registered for Midwinters and by request for Hobie 14 NAC competitors.

Our thanks go to OSYC staff, volunteers and especially Commodore Joe Pocreva for being such gracious and understanding hosts and a huge thank you to Michael McNeir and Krista Vind for doing most of the legwork on organizing these events and lining up sponsorship.

We will see you later this summer!

Jason Sanchez, Chair
Matt Bounds, Race Director