The Hobie 16 UK Nationals returned to Poole Yacht Club on the 25th-27th May, 41 years after the club hosted the very first Hobie 16 Nationals back in 1978. The event was a huge success with perfect twin-trapezing conditions over most of the 3 days. 17 crews attended with some travelling from as far Aberdeen, other talented Hobie sailors joining the regatta from the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club fleet in Jersey and there were also 5 boats from the local Hobie fleet at Poole Yacht Club.
Due to the success of the regatta and the positive feedback from sailors and spectators alike, The UK Hobie Class Association have committed to host the event again next year at Poole Yacht Club with sponsorship already secured from Wildwind holidays and The Hobie Centre.
The regatta attracted a mix of ages of crew and boats, with some of the older crew and boats scoring some of the top places in races throughout the regatta. Proving that a well maintained and well sailed Hobie 16 of any age can perform in this International one design class. Results and more.