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Division 8 Regatta Schedule - 2016


Here is the preliminary 2016 Regatta Schedule for Division 8. This coming year has a lot of full weekend regattas on the calendar, and includes the Mid-winters in March and leaves room open for next year’s Hobie North Americans Championships taking place in September. 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to be racing a Hobie in Florida!!

Tradewinds Regatta - January 16-18 - HCA POINTS REGATTA This is a three day regatta over Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. This is an annual regatta that takes place on Islamorada in the Florida Keys. There is always a good class of Hobie Waves and Hobie 16s. Sailors from across the country come down to get some sailing in during the winter. Points will count for Hobie classes that follow the Hobie HCA one-design class rules. Last year the Hobie 16 was the largest fleet in the Regatta!!
NOR: m http://www.catsailor.com/Tradewinds.html m

Charlotte Harbor Regatta - February 5-7 – HCA POINTS REGATTA This is the 7th year for this regatta and typically has a class of Hobie 16s and Hobie Waves compete in their own classes. This regatta also has an annual winter contingent from NY and even California. This was also an event with three days of racing.
NOR: m http://www.charlotteharborregatta.com/ m

Hobie Midwinters East - March 4-6 - HCA Points Regatta and Area Championships
For the first time in 5 years the Midwinters East will be returning to Division 8 and will be held at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa Bay. DIYC has held Hobie events many times in the past. This event will be open to all Hobie One-design classes. Information can be found on the DIYC website at http://diyc.org/calendar/ai1ec_event/20 ... e_id=13717 and registration can be made on Regatta network.

Gulfport Yacht Club - April 29-May 1 - HCA POINTS REGATTA - This is the annual Multi-hull regatta for this club in Gulfport/St. Petersburg Florida. This is also the home yacht club of Hobie Fleet 5, which was reactivated in mid-2012. This has a good field of Hobie 16’s.
Information about GYC and the NOR can be found on their website: m http://www.gulfportyachtclub.com/ m

Kelly Park River Regatta - May 28-30 - HCA POINTS REGATTA This is a Multi-hull regatta with its own Hobie 16 fleet and takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. The location is Kelly Park which is located on the inter-coastal waters behind Coco Beach. The host yacht club is the Indian River Yacht Club, and the NOR can be found on their website at: m http://www.iryc.org/ m and also at m http://www.fleet80.com/ m

Summer Sizzler Daytona Beach - June - HCA POINTS REGATTA This two day event was hosted by Daytona Cat Sailors Fleet 80 Club and has Hobie 16s participate as well as a strong open fleet as well.
Information can be found at m http://www.fleet80.com/ m

In addition to the above don’t forget about the twice-a-month club races at the Gulfport Yachtclub:

Gulfport Yacht Club Club Race Series - This yacht club is Gulfport/St.Petersburg Florida hosts a Saturday Club race twice a month on the first and third Saturday. This typically involves 2-4 buoy races. Typically it starts with one open Portsmouth class which is most A-Cats and Hobie 16s. After the first start, the following races go off separately for the A-class and Hobie 16 class as necessary. These races are a great way to keep your sailing skills in shape, and to get out for a day of competitive buoy racing. Gulfport Yacht Club is also home to Hobie Fleet 5. See the clubs website for schedule and more details. http://www.gulfportyachtclub.com/

Hope to see you there.

Fred
Division 8 Chair


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