I hope you were following the recent Multiworld’s/EuropeanChampionships in The Netherlands. It turned out to be a really nice andextremely well attended event, 287 boats from 24 countries.
This event was the world championships for the Hobie 14, Wild Cat and Dragoon, combined with theEuropean championships for the Hobie 16 open, H16 spi, H16women/youth/masters/grand masters and Tiger. This combination has proven very successful as competitors can participate in multiple events.
As the Northern Hemisphere slows down after a very busy Hobie® summer. The Southern Hemisphere (while parts of it never stopped racing) gears up for a busy time. It is time to reflect a bit about what has happened.
The 2017 Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans was a great success. 287 entries from 24 counties, 3 new world champions, all three teams were first time winners (Mitch Booth has previously won many world and Olympic medals but the first time with his daughter Rita). What was even more pleasing was the high number of youth sailing. The Dragoon numbers were back and the kids showed extremely high level of skill. The Hobie 14, still keeps amazing everyone with growing back in strength. The Hobie 14 again captures everyone, from male, female and youth sailors. Low cost and not a high-tech boat allows it to be both affordable and to be sailed in all weather conditions.