It’s the highlight of each race season for Hobie 16 sailors in Germany. The deep blue North Sea and the atmosphere of the popular North Sea-Island invites to the sailing event of the year. The Final Race of the Sylt Sailing Week 2014, the final of the qualifying teams of the current ranking of Super Sail Tour 2014 will find its winner on Sunday at the Brandenburger beach.
On Friday, August 8, the best German Hobie 16 sailors will arrive in the North Sea in front of Sylt and will do some training races and give interviews. On Saturday there will be the qualification regattas from 11am.
This year's Kieler Woche winner Lauritz Bockelmann, the senior World Champion Jens Goritz and Stefan Wiese-Dohse. He won the Kieler Woche last year and is currently on the first place of the ranking list. He will also start at the World Cat this year for Germany. In the field of 26 Hobie 16 is the 12-times European champion and 10-times winner of the Kieler Woche, Detlef Mohr. “Here on the island of Sylt, it’s always a challenge for us. The North Sea surge is capricious and thus makes it even more exciting that it already is”, said Mohr.
The teams will sail in exciting fleet races for the internal super sail ranking list, which will then be completed with the results of the previous races. After the races, the audience can expect an interview with the winners of the day. Sunday will be the final race in team match races. The best of the best will sail against each other for the title – 4 Hobie 16 catamarans, two teams and there will be only one winning team in the end. The winning team is the “Super Sail Tour Winner 2014”.
The races will be accompanied by a live presentation every day. Sunday at 4 pm will be the price giving ceremony of the Final Race 2014.
The event tent of Sansibar is open every night from 6 pm and invites to a “after sail party” or to the “sunset” lounge music in order to enjoy the evening. Besides the sporting highlights on the water there is a sailing simulator and an event mile including lots of treats for the audience.
The Sylt Sailing Week is grown from a 17-year tradition of successful regattas of the organizers ProSail Sail Events - 10 days Westerland on the North Sea island of Sylt.
One of the highlights of each race season for Hobie 16 sailors is the Final Race. The best Hobie 16 sailors some together after stops in Grömitz, Kellenhusen and Scharbeutz. After a day of training in the regattas will begin on Saturday, August 9th. Starting in exciting fleet races to complete the ranking for the team match race on Sunday. Team match race – two Hobie 16 in one team, two teams, 4 Hobie 16 on the water and the winner is the team without the last 4th place.
The Monday belongs "non-sailors" and tourists. The 4th Sylt Tourist Open will give 8 people the great opportunity to be part as a crew of the Hobie World for one day. Introductions by our champions, training on the water, in the afternoon regatta sailing followed by a real price giving ceremony. The winners will all have an unforgettable day with World-, European- and German Champions on the North Sea.
HOBIE 16 ‘B’ FLEET - RIGGING FOR PERFORMANCE & FUN TEAM RELAY RACING THIS SUNDAY 3rd AUG 9:45AM.
DEPENDING ON NUMBERS 3 or 4 boats will be required. To start at 9:45am there will be a short rigging for performance question and answer session, also covering boat and sail trim and the all important 3 W’s! Starting at 10:15am there will be some off the beach fun team relay races around a short course – something a little different and great fun. Please be at the beach to help with rigging at 9:00am. Any ‘A’ Fleet H16 crews wishing to join in are welcome. Forecast the usual 15kts and sunny! – perfect. If you wish to learn more and enjoy racing with a difference, don’t miss Sunday’s opportunity.
CADET DRAGOONS, older juniors who have good experience at helming Dragoons are welcome to join in and make up a Cadet team on the H16’s. Important - please contact me direct if you wish participate this Sunday.
THE LAST EVENING training on Friday went very well, 12 boats enjoyed fantastic conditions once again. A great turn out for the supper at the YC after, where Prizes were presented for the winners of the end fun race. A massive thank you to Rob and Adrian for their valuable assistance and support in the training and all those who helped on g/boats and beach over the duration, not forgetting the ‘A’ fleet helms who jumped on the boats, providing important tips for the fast improving novice crews.
THE PHOTOS taken by Elaine in the last of the Moore Properties ‘Summer Breeze’ series are now on the Clubs face book page www.facebook.com/RCIYCJERSEY
SUPER MULTIHULL COACH Brian Phipps is here next week for a special training the Cadet Dragoon crews from Tuesday 5th Aug to Thursday 7th Aug. We’ll be having a bite to eat at the Club next Wednesday evening for anyone wanting to come along.
CADET DRAGOONS there will be fun races on Sun August 17th This will be also open to H16 ‘B’ Fleet sailors.
BRITISH AIRWAYS ROUND ISLAND race is on Sun 17th Aug – the multihull/catamaran section is open to H/Tiger & Wildcats and H16 ‘A’ Fleet crews.
C.I. HOBIE CAT CHAMPS NOR will be out in the next couple of days. Scheduled for the 30th & 31st August. The major Hobie event of the year – Open to all, not to be missed.
The wind turned out to be a lot lighter on the final day than what we had been used to the previous days. The sea breeze settled in around 1400H. By competent race management the Race Committee succeeded to squeeze a second race in for the Hobie 16s with only a very few minutes to the time limit at 1530H. The Wild Cat, Tiger and FX-Ones got one race.
France ruled the waves at this event taking the majority of podium positions:
Hobie Cat 16
1. CEDRIC BADER/LAURENT BADER (FRA)
2. ORION MARTIN/CHARLOTTE HILLIARD (FRA)
3. JEROME LE GAL/MARCO IAZZETTA (FRA/ITA)
Hobie Wild Cat
1. JULIEN FERAUD/CHARLES GATE (FRA)
2. GERARD LOOS/ANDY DINSDALE (NED/FRA)
3. CLEMENT PEDUZZI MAXIME BLONDEAU (FRA)
GAEL JOSSE CHARLOTTE MATMIOT (FRA)
ALFREDO BERNAD (ESP)
Hobie FX-One Double
JACOPO SALVEMINI/MICHELLE MEDIEL BOJORGE (ESP)
Congratulations to all the winners. In addition, a huge thank you to Juan Antonio Llabrés and Sergio Cadenas and their team for putting this excellent event together with the overwhelming friendliness and hospitality extended all of us. This will for sure be an event to remember for not only the great wind and outstanding race management! J