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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:33 pm 
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We are wrapping up the qualifying round this afternoon. We have 60 boats to keep 56 available for each race. There are 112 teams racing for the 30 available spots in the World Championship.

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In the past 11 days we have completed Masters, Grand Masters, Women's and Junior events. Tomorrow 112 teams start racing for the championship. After 3 days we will cut the fleet to 56 and race 2 days for the final.

We have a welcome party tonight with well over 500 expected to attend.

I think that all will agree, this is the best run Worlds ever and highest attendance.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:03 am 
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Interesting to see a protest for ooching and pumping.The protestee might want to read over Rule 27 in the Hobie Rules

- PROPULSION
RRS 42.2 is deleted.
RRS 42.3 is deleted and replaced with:
42.3 Exceptions
(a) To initiate or maintain surfing or planing, the
crew may use sudden forward body move-
ment, stopping abruptly (ooching).
(b) To initiate or maintain surfing or planing, the
crew may fan any sail by pulling in and re- leasing the sheet or boom or by vertical or athwartship body movement (pumping).

I see where the boat incurred a penalty,so not sure what the interpretation is on this Rule?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:39 pm 
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12 February 2014
Hobie Cat® Press Release: Hobie 16® World Championships. Semi Finals Day 2.
Hobie 16 World Championships. Semi Finals - Day 2

As we moved into day two of the Hobie® 16 World Championships, anticipation turned to hope and then fear as first impressions of the day’s winds appeared as though a repeat of the yesterday’s still conditions was on the cards. People stayed positive and 112 pairs of crossed fingers seemed to do the trick as the wind filled in and almost on cue, Jervis Bay delivered another sensational days sailing!

Winds began to fill in around 8:30 with sailors scrambling to get themselves prepped and on to the beach as the first boats went out at 9:00 for a 9:30 start. Race officials once again set a downwind (1GO) course that was maintained throughout the day in conditions so good a total of six races were turned around, sailing well into the early evening.

Race 1A
Race 1A saw 56 boats hit the water and French pre qualifiers, Benjamin Roulant and Leah Bennet, launch themselves at the start line, getting out in front and maintaining the lead from go to whoa. Guatemalans Jason Hessand and Irene Abascal battled it out with Trine Bentzen and Nicola Bjornholt from Denmark for next in line succeeding to take second, leaving third for the Danes.

Race 1B
Itallians, Jerome Le Gal and Marco Lazzetta were first off the start line but were taken by West Australians Cam Owen and Suzzi Ghent who would go on to win, securing their first victory in the Semi-Finals. The italians would go on to take third after second was taken by Australians Jerome Binder Deb Muller from New South Wales.

Race 2A
Winds continued to fill in to 10–12 knots and Thai competitors Damrongsak Vongtim and Kitsada regrouped after taking 22nd in race 1 and came back to take victory in race 2A, they were followed closely by Australians Jason Waterhouse and Bridget Waterhouse from News South Wales in second and French competitors Martin Orion and Hilliard Charlotte in third.

Race 2B
Race 2B saw Koreans Keunsoo Kim and Minjae Song take advantage of the moderate breeze to fly off the line and lead all the way to the finish. The pair were tailed in second all the way by Tahitians Rousseau Manu and Djenadi Elise with Trine Bentzen and Nicola Bjornholt from Denmark not far behind, picking up third.

Race 3A
56 boats returned to the water to see Jason Waterhouse and Bridget Waterhouse (AUS) again in the top three, this time leading wire to wire and taking first, They were followed closely by New Caledonians Thomas Dupont and Lauren Hautier (NC) With fellow Australians and New South Welshmen, Jerome Binder and Deb Muller taking home third.

Race 3B
Late in the day the boats went out one last time to make for the biggest day of the Hobie 16 World Championships so far. After a black flag postponement the racers kicked it into gear with New Caledonians Jerome Le Gal and Marco Iazzetta taking the top spot followed by Martin Orion and Hilliard Charlotte from France and fellow New Caledonians Enguerrand Thomas and Cyriaque Thomas taking out third.

With six races sailed, the splitting of the fleet and the addition of the pre qualified Semi-Finalists we have seen a new set of names arrive in the top ten, whether this is skill or the shifty conditions taking some by surprise we will see. One thing is for sure though, consistency is the key! If you can manage to keep yourself in the top ten, you are most definitely in with a chance to take the crown!

Overall
The overall standings at the end of day two of the semifinals are:

LE GAL, Jerome and IAZZETTA, Marco (NC) with a total of 8 points
OWEN, Cam and GHENT, Suzzi (AUS) on 12 points
ORION, Martin and CHARLOTTE, Hilliard (FRA) on 12 points
The good weather looks set to continue tomorrow with sun and 28ºC and winds expected to freshen to 15–20 knots, in what could hopefully see a repeat of today’s sailing.

Check out the full results listings
For race results, photos and videos, head to hobieworlds.com to check out all the action!


High resolution photos can be downloaded from dropbox or to arrange interviews contact Peter Costello at Hobie Cat Australasia’s media department media@hobiecat.com.au or Ph:+ 61 0438 646 243. Event Website hobieworlds.com


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Only "on water" video I have found so far...post up more as you come across em!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:07 pm 
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Thanks for posting the video, hobiesrock. My racing jones is amped again.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:34 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-drF4HvCuKo

Hobie 16 Worlds 2014, Open Qualifiers, Race 2A

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Great videos! Anyone have any more.. The few of the names I have sailed against were completely out of my league... and they... Well... Competition must have been really tough at the top.. Holy heck..


Anymore videos of these guys in action.. I bet it could be very instructive!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Love the videos but I really long for the day when people don't feel the need to blast music over everything. Hearing the crew talk would have been WAY more interesting,

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:07 am 
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mmadge wrote:
Interesting to see a protest for ooching and pumping.The protestee might want to read over Rule 27 in the Hobie Rules

- PROPULSION
RRS 42.2 is deleted.
RRS 42.3 is deleted and replaced with:
42.3 Exceptions
(a) To initiate or maintain surfing or planing, the
crew may use sudden forward body move-
ment, stopping abruptly (ooching).
(b) To initiate or maintain surfing or planing, the
crew may fan any sail by pulling in and re- leasing the sheet or boom or by vertical or athwartship body movement (pumping).

I see where the boat incurred a penalty,so not sure what the interpretation is on this Rule?

I saw the incident that happened right at the finish line.

The person was pumping repeatedly, not related to "maintain surfing or planing". He was doing it repeatedly. It was pretty obvious.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:48 am 
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AntonLargiader wrote:
Love the videos but I really long for the day when people don't feel the need to blast music over everything. Hearing the crew talk would have been WAY more interesting,



Totally agree 100%

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
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hobiesrock wrote:
AntonLargiader wrote:
Love the videos but I really long for the day when people don't feel the need to blast music over everything. Hearing the crew talk would have been WAY more interesting,



Totally agree 100%



The problem is you don't really hear much... With a Gropro in the waterproof case... It sounds like this..


(I love new crew! :lol: and not worlds video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wyg35iYBU


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:30 pm 
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LOL :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Worlds.
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http://youtu.be/iEbUlGjC3zk

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