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Puerto Peñasco October 11, 2016 – The forecasted 10-15 knots came early for day two of the 2016 Hobie 16 & Hobie 18 North American Championships. Four races were completed with the strongest wind in the early part of the day and gradual fade.
Overnight a significant sea state came up with 3-6 foot waves. At times there wasn’t quite enough wind for the amount of wave making upwind sailing a challenge. Downwind was all about surfing the waves and Puerto Rican team dominated in these conditions.
There is a fleet of parked shrimp boats on the left side of the course and most of the day the leaders were sailing through the shrimp boat fleet to reach the weather mark.
In the Hobie 16 class Francisco Figueroa and Jolliam Berrios (PUR) lead followed by Jeff Newsome and Michelle Eatough (USA). The Hobie 18 class leaders are Ken Marshack/Valerie Pioszak (USA) followed by Jim and Barbie Doty (USA). Racing continues through Friday.
Full day two results.