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2023 Hobie 16 Open North American Championships - Day 1

by Rich McVeigh 23 Aug 2023 08:31 BST August 22-25, 2023

34 teams registered for the 2023 Hobie 16 North American Championships in Alameda, CA. Weather conditions improved from yesterday after Tropical Storm Hilary had winds of 30 knots on the race course. This meant all the practice racing had to be cancelled.

Conditions changed rapidly for the first day of racing with slowly building winds, starting at seven knots that slowly built to 13 knots by the end of the day. These conditions allowed for five great races on San Francisco Bay. The fleet was very tight all day and getting stuck in the pack was easy to do but hard to dig out of.

Ben BROWN/Casey BROWN (USA) lead followed by Dan BORG/Sarah KRAFT (CAN) in second and Peter NELSON/Emily JENNERICH (USA) in third.

Racing continues through Friday.

Full results available.

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