With 70+ teams from all across North America will be descending on Pensacola, Florida and the Pensacola Yacht Club for the 45th Hobie 16 North American Championships. There is a growth in the Hobie 16 class and this will be the largest Hobie 16 North American Championship since 2005. Racing is scheduled to begin Monday, September 21, 2015 on the Hobie 16 in Pensacola Bay. Four to five races are expected to be held every day for 5 days with the champion being crowned on Friday.
Many former North American Champions and other top sailors in the class will be in attendance so the racing will be competitive. There are many sailors attending the Hobie 16 North American for the first time.
The races will be slit into two fleets as there are many new sailors who will be attending their first North American Championships. This friendlier approach will assist the new sailors while still keeping the racing competitive for the experienced sailors.
Event Media contact: Rich McVeigh