What classes will start together in series 2 (GM, GGM, Womens & Youth)
- Grand Master and Youth racing together (two starts )
- Great Grand Master and Women racing together (two starts )
Additional Tickets for Hobie Worlds Friends and Family
Open Ceremony and Welcome for Masters
- Open Ceremony and Welcome for Masters – November 1 – $50
- Masters Awards Banquet – November 5 – $100
- Combo for above – $125 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)
- W/Y/GM/GGM Welcome – November 6 – $30
- W/Y/GM/GGM Awards Banquet – November 8 – $100
- Combo for above – $105 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)
Qualifier/Open Welcome and Cut for Qualifier
- Qualifier/Open Welcome and Cut for Qualifier – November 10 – $50
- Cut Party – Gold Fleet – November 14 – $30
- Finals Banquet – November 16 – $100
- Combo for above – $150 (will include event bag/program/water bottles)
PLEASE send an email to Lori Mohney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Menus will be available on site at registration.
On-Line Entries Extended to Oct 7th
On-Line Entry Information
On-line entries will close at 5 PM (17:00), 7th October 2019, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) (convert to your timezone here).
Don’t worry, you can still enter on site at the South Seas Island Resort, and there are still opportunities to come and be part of the Hobie racing and fun.
The Registration Office Will Be Open As Follows
|1st Nov||10:00 - 16:00||Hobie 16 Masters|
|5th Nov||10:00 - 16:00||Hobie 16 Great Grand Masters
Hobie 16 Grand Masters
Hobie 16 Women
Hobie 16 Youth
Event Accommodation Update (updated 27th Sept)
We still do have limited hotel rooms at South Seas Island Resort until October 7th and rooms are subject to the availability. After October 7th you need to contact Lori Mohney (email@example.com) for room availability.
We look forward to seeing you at Captiva Island, Florida, part of the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel for this 22nd Hobie 16 World Championship.
Hobie Worlds Store Items
There will be Hobie Worlds apparel available for sale at the event. They will be for sale on all Registration Days: November 1, 5, 8 and 10 and other times will be announced on site. NO on-line sales are available.
What are the class membership requirements for the Hobie 16 Worlds?
Rule 26. MEMBERSHIP
All crew members on board a competing boat at Class, World and Regional* championships shall be members in good standing of the International Hobie Class Association in accordance with the constitution of the International Hobie Class Association. At all other events at least one crew member on board a competing boat shall be a member of the International Hobie Class Association in accordance with the constitution of the International Hobie Class Association unless prescribed otherwise in notice of race.
South Seas Rooming Requests/General Rooming?
If you would like to be by another group please specify where you are staying and who you want to be by no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2019.
If you would like the twin bed configurations made into a queen bed send the request as above.
If you have any other room request or general accommodation questions please send Lori an email.
Can I sail one up (one person) in the Hobie 16 Worlds?
I have a crew, however they are not 100% sure if they can go, is it possible for me to change my crew after I've entered?
Can I enter Women and Youth Divisions?
I'm a female crew in the Grand Master's or Great Grand Master's class. Can I also sail the Women's class?
Why have the entry fees increased?
We worked as hard as we could to keep the entry fee as low as possible while still giving our sailors the event. As more sponsors come on-board we can give the sailors even more benefits for what will be a truly memorable world championships.
If my birthday falls just outside the dates on the Notice of Race for an age category will you still accept my entry?
How do I get to the venue?
What electricity plugs are used in the United States?
In the United States of America the power sockets are of type A and B. Check out the following pictures. When living in Australia you will need a power plug adapter for sockets type A and B.
Do I need a visa?
Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel and meet all requirements explained below. If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.
Requirements for Using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
You must meet all of the following requirements to travel to the United States on the VWP:
Travel Purpose Must be Permitted on a Visitor (B) Visa
Must Be a Citizen or National of a VWP Designated Country*
You must be a citizen or national of the following countries* to be eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP.
**To be eligible to travel under the VWP, British citizens must have the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man
Are there banks and ATMs at the venue so I can get US Dollars?
Is there a minimum age for the crew member if I enter the the Master and/or Grand Master and/or Great Grand Masters class?
a) The helmsperson for Master series shall be 45 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Master series is open.
b) The helmsperson for Grand Master series shall be 55 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Grand Master series is open.
c) The helmsperson for Great Grand Master series shall be 65 years or older on 31 December of the year the event starts. The age of crew members in Great Grand Master series is open.
How far away is the regatta beach from the South Seas Island Resort?
What are the [SP] [DP] and [NP] on the Notice of Race?
Where do I find information about the resorts and accommodation?
We are under minimum class crew weight, will the organiser supply corrector crew weights?
No, it is the responsibility of the crew to bring their own corrector weights and maintain class crew weights during racing.
The IHCA Class rules can be found at http://hobieclass.com/class-rules/
Can non-competitors and family members attend the Hobie 16 Worlds?
Off site entry will be at the South Seas Entry Gate. You will pay $5/car and given a wrist band and parking pass. Follow the signs to parking for Captiva Cruises.
It is less than a 5 minute walk to the Hobie Sailing Beach. Food & Beverages will be available at Sunset Beach (cash only).
There are also restrooms in this area for your use.
Captiva Cruises will be having cruises to the race course for a fee (TBA) or you can feel free to just relax on the beach, meet the sailors and watch the racing.
When I arrive in Florida, how do I get to South Seas Island Resort?
Uber and Lyft both operate in the area. The driver will collect you are the airport and drive you to your destination. If you download the app you can ask for a quote from your airport to South Seas Island Resort.
The following companies provide shuttle a service from Fort Myers to South Seas Resort. Please contact them directly for rates and pick-up times. If you are travelling in a large group, please provide them with all of the flight information.
- Ambassador Transportation – 239-204-0783 – ambassadortransportation.biz
- Dolphin Transportation – 239-530-0100 – dolphinnaples.com
Car rentals are another option. This will allow you the flexibility to travel and see some of the area around Fort Myers and Sanibel. There are many rental companies at Fort Myers airport. For those who are members of Costco; they have discounted rental car rates.
Unfortunately, South Seas Island Resort do not run a shuttle service between their location and the airport. Though the options above will allow you to enjoy your travel around the Fort Myers and Sanibel region.