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Three Hobie World Champions Crowned on Jervis Bay

Not one, not two but three Hobie World Champions were crowned in the Hobie® 16 World Championships on Jervis Bay today.

In the Hobie Grand Masters class, it was the Australians Rod and Kerry Waterhouse from New South Wales (AUS) who took the title followed by Blain Dodds and Thorin Zeilmaker (RSA) in second with fellow New South Welshmen Kerli Corlett and Ali Corlett (AUS) taking third.

The Hobie Youth class, top spot went to Daniel Bjornholt and Felix Grech (DEN) with Guy Birchall and Tayla Woodhead (AUS) taking second and fellow Aussies Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland (AUS) coming in third.

Finally in the Hobie Womens class, Bella Zanesco and Jesse Dobie from New South Wales (AUS) were crowned World Champions with fellow Australians, Michelle Bursa and Chelsea Haynes(AUS) and Pip Pietromonaco and Josie Mark (AUS) taking out second and third respectively.

Seven races in total were sailed today and it was definitely no rest for the wicked on this, the final day of the Hobie® Grand Masters, Womens and Youth classes. The Hobie Grand Masters got out first in a 10 - 15 knot nor’easter for what would be the start of a big day on the water.

Check out the full Race report below.


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