Hobie 16 Worlds – strong RSA Teams compete

hobie 16 worlds 2014South African sailors have a rich heritage of success in Hobie 16 World Championships – so let’s see if our teams can add to this impressive list at the 20th Hobie 16 World Championships.

These are being sailed 139 Kilometres south of Sydney in the small tourist town of Huskisson which nestles at the entrance of Currambene Creek on the edge of the pristine waters of magnificent Jervis Bay. The spectacular regatta location is the white sandy Huskisson Beach.

The event will see over 500 competitors from 27 different nations competing from Saturday 1 February until Saturday 15 February, and may well be the largest Hobie 16 Worlds in history.


The race schedule is:
Hobie Masters                                      1 – 4 February
Grand Masters, Women & Youth     5 – 7 February
Open                                                      8 – 10 February
Semi Finals                                          11 – 13 February
Finals                                                    14 – 15 February

South Africans competing are:

Grand Masters
Blaine Dodds

Master Class
William & Lucinda Edwards
Blaine & Roxanne Dodds

Open Class
William & Lucinda Edwards
Douglas & Pippy Edwards
Blaine & Roxanne Dodds

South African Podium Results in Hobie 16 Worlds

1978 2nd Hobie 16 Worlds, South Padre Island, TX
1st Mick Whitehead/Colin Whitehead-RSA

1980 3rd Hobie 16 Worlds, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
2nd Blain Dodds/Shaun Ferry-RSA

1982 4th Hobie 16 Worlds, Papeete, Tahiti
2nd Blain Dodds/Shaun Ferry-RSA

1991 8th Hobie 16 Worlds, Langebaan, South Africa
1st David Kruyt/ M van der Merwe-RSA
2nd Blain Dodds/Arnold-RSA

1993 9th Hobie 16 Worlds, Guadeloupe FWI
1st Shaun Ferry/Shelly Polson-RSA

1994 IYRU World Sailing Championship H-16,La Rochelle FRA
2nd Blaine Dodds/Steve Arnold-RSA
3rd Shaun Ferry/Alison Lewis-RSA

1994 IYRU World Sailing Championship Women’s H-16, La Rochelle FRA
2nd Belinda Klaase/Margot Brache-RSA
3rd Lisa Holman/Judith Herald-RSA

1995 10th Hobie 16 Worlds, Huatulco, Mexico
3rd Shaun Ferry/Alison Lewis-RSA

1996 11th Hobie 16 Worlds, Dubai UAE
2nd William/Lucinda Edwards-RSA

1996 Hobie 16 Masters Int’l Cup, Dubai UAE
1st Eric Cook/Jason Whitehouse- RSA

1996 Hobie 16 Women’s Worlds, Dubai UAE
3rd Inge Schabort/Gillian Ansley-RSA

1997 Hobie 16 Masters Int’l Cup, Sotogrande, Spain
1st Eric Cook/Julie Cook-RSA

1998 ISAF World Sailing Championships H-16, Dubai UAE
1st Shaun Ferry/Alison Lewis-RSA

1998 ISAF World Sailing Championships, Women’s H-16, Dubai UAE
1st Inge Schabort/Gillian Anley-RSA

1998 13th Hobie 16 Worlds, Airlie Beach, Australia
1st Blaine Dodds/Steve Arnold-RSA

1998 Hobie 16 Masters Int’l Cup, Airlie Beach, Australia
2nd Eric Cook/Robert Eduard-Betsy-RSA

2005-Hobie 16-17th Open World Championships
1Shaun Ferry – Michele le Sueur- RSA
2 Blaine Dodds – Roxanne Dodds- RSA

2005-Hobie 16 Grand Masters International Cup
3 Eric Cook – Robert Edouard-Betsy – RSA

2005-Hobie 16 Masters International Cup
1 Blaine Dodds – Roxanne Dodds – RSA

2005-Hobie 16- Women’s World Championships
2 Belinda Hayward – Kim Wilkinson-Davies – RSA

2007-Hobie 16 Masters International Cup
1 Blaine Dodds – Roxanne Dodds – RSA

2007-Hobie 16- Women’s World Championships
2 Belinda Hayward- Janine Kruyt – RSA

2010-Hobie 16 Masters International Cup
2 William Edwards-Lucinda Edwards  – RSA

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