Congratulations to Yamil SABA and Gonzalo CENDRA from Venezuela are the 2019 Hobie 16 World Champions

View the presentation of the new Hobie 16 World Champions

For those wishing to visit friends, family or just wish to see and be part of the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships at South Seas Island Resort please follow these simple instructions.

Off site entry will be at the South Seas Entry Gate and proceed to the hotel registration. Don’t worry they know about the Hobie Worlds and will be expecting guests such as you.  You will pay $5 a carload/vehicle. and given a wrist band and parking pass.  Follow the signs along the main road to the parking for Captiva Cruises.

It is less than a 5-minute walk to the Hobie Sailing Beach which is known as Sunset Beach though for the Hobie worlds it will be renamed as Hobie Sailing Beach.  Food & Beverages will be available at Sunset Beach (cash only) as the rest of the resort is a cashless. As you don’t have a room you will not be able to charge anything. So, this is your only option for buying food and drinks. There are also restrooms in this area for your use.

Captiva Cruises will be having cruises to the racecourse for a fee (TBA) or you can feel free to just relax on the beach, meet the sailors and watch the racing. After the racing you can enjoy the sunset on the beach with your Hobie friends. You are very welcome to enjoy and purchase party tickets on the selected nights.

Open Ceremony and Welcome for Masters

  1. Opening Ceremony and Welcome Part for Masters – November 1 – $50
  2. Masters Awards Banquet – November 5 – $100
  3. Combo for above – $125 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)

Women/Youth/Grand Masters/Great Grand Masters Welcome Party

  1. W/Y/GM/GGM Welcome – November 6 – $30
  2. W/Y/GM/GGM Awards Banquet – November 8 – $100
  3. Combo for above – $105 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)

Qualifier/Open Welcome Party and Cut for Qualifier

  1. Qualifier/Open Welcome and Cut for Qualifier – November 10 – $50
  2. Cut Party – Gold Fleet – November 14 – $30
  3. Finals Banquet – November 16 – $100
  4. Combo for above – $150 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)

PLEASE send an email to Lori Mohney, lori.mohney@hobieclass.com, and let her know how many tickets you will be purchasing, and for what events. If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies do be sure to outline the details in your expression of interest email to Lori.

In order to notify the caterer of expected number of participants at our planned dinner parties, please take the time to send an email as soon as you can. However, tickets will be available ON SITE for last minute participants and cash (USD), only, is the preferred method of payment.

You ARE NOT obligated by your expression of interest email. Prices quoted are in US DOLLARS. Federal/State/City/Local taxes are 11.5%. Prices listed are exclusive of tax. Taxes are added to your final bill.

As South Seas Resort is a cashless resort your access is limited to the Beach and Hobie function areas only.

So please come and enjoy the hospitality at the Hobie Worlds and South Seas Island Resort. Of course, there is also so much more to do in the the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to extend your holiday. Our web site / has lots more information to help you enjoy the Hobie Worlds.