Tiger Worlds take shape
Current Hobie 16 World Champion Gavin Colby of Australia who won the Air France Hobie 16 World Championship in New Caledonia earlier this year has entered, with his crew Cori Camenish from Switzerland. This combination won the Round Texel Regatta last year on a Hobie Tiger and came third at the previous Hobie Tiger World Championships at Lake Garda, Italy. Colby and Camenish finished 5th at the recent Formula 18 World Championships held at Travemünder, Germany where they again sailed a Hobie Tiger.
Colby and Camenish will certainly not have it there own way as the top North American Hobie Tiger sailors Greg Thomas and Jacques Bernier have also entered. The Thomas- Bernier combination has made a successful transformation to the Hobie Tiger Class after being on the US Sailing Tornado program. Thomas and Bernier showed at the recent Mega Event in Fort Walton Beach, which included inaugural North American Hobie Tiger Championships, that in light breezes they are almost unstoppable.
With entries increasing every day and lots of interest shown these world championships are a must for any interested catamaran sailor. With free shipping available from selected ports around the world from the sponsors APL/NOL. With a limited number of charter boats also available from co-sponsor Hobie Cat Australasia there is no excuse not to be there.