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Rubicon (Jersey) Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championship - Preview

by Gordon Burgis 23 Aug 2016 19:10 BST 27-28 August 2016
A large fleet is expected for the 25th anniversary Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships © Elaine Burgis

A large fleet of Hobie Cats is expected to sail in this year's Championships taking place in St Aubin's Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend, 27th and 28th of August. This is the 25th Anniversary of the showcase event in the Channel Islands Hobie racing calendar.

Hobie Cat classes competing in in the event will include the largest class, the Hobie 16s, the powerful Hobie 18, Wildcats and Tigers and the Hobie Dragoons sailed by the Junior teams. As well as class Trophies, there are awards for the top Hobie 16 Youth, Women's, Masters and Grand Masters crew as well as the Hobie 16 'B' Fleet.

Organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, racing starts from 11:30am each day. With 6 qualifying races over the two days to determine the Champions in each class, the organising Committee and competitors are looking forward to an exciting and highly active weekend of Championship racing, providing lots of colour in the bay from the striped Hobie sails. The Hobie 16 'B' Fleet from entry level has seen good growth in the Island this year and along with entries from Guernsey will help boost the numbers on the start line, where around 30 boats are expected to compete for the silverware and prizes.

There is registration and weigh-in for all teams on Friday the 26th August from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The Championship Gala Prize Presentation takes place at the Club at 7:00pm on the Sunday, following the day's racing.

Event details and entry form are available from the Clubs website, www.rciycjersey.com

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club is delighted in showing its appreciation to Rubicon (Jersey) for sponsoring the major Hobie sailing event in the Channel Islands calendar, for the second year running.

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