We are just over a week away from Hobie Fleet 32's Version 2.13 distance races in Virginia Beach over the weekend of August 30-31. The races will kick off with LeMans starts from the beach near Albemarle Street at 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The course will take the fleet on a 19-mile course out through the "islands" in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and back to the beach. A NOR and Sailing Instructions can be found at the Fleet 32 site, http://hobiefleet32.com/UPCOMING_EVENTS.html
The fleet will be divided into low and high Portsmouth fleets and a Weta fleet. If five class legal Hobie 16's or 18's show up, they will be scored as a one-design fleet within the fleet and the results will be included in the Division 9 Championship Points Series, however, results will not be scored as an HCANA points regatta.
After the first two races of the points series, Rick Harper is out in front. Will someone in Virginia Beach be able to cut into his lead? Can Rick pull farther ahead? The fourth and final race for the Division 9 Championship will be the Indian Summer Regatta on October 10-11 at Lake Waccamaw, NC.
Come out and support Fleet 32 as they continue to sponsor cat racing!
Mark Van Doren
HCANA Division 9 Chairman