National Sailing Championship By Navarre Beach

There would be a 5 day national regatta ready to sail for the first time at Navarre Beach. The Hobie 16 North American Championships would make use of Santa Rosa Sound starting from Monday to Friday to assess the national champion for 2018. The regatta is a competition of 16 foot catamarans which is a kind of boat designed by the Hobie Cat Corporation.

Hobie is a Southern California based company manufacturing distinct types of watercraft from 1950. With the Hobie 16, there would be over 60 teams taking part in the race, which is a weeklong one to determine the final winner.

Krista Vind, a resident of Santa Rosa Beach and also the race organizing volunteer said teams from across the US which includes Washington, New York and California and Mexico and Puerto Rico will take part. The location of the regatta is changed every year, along with some which repeats. The event, held three years ago was at Pensacola Yacht Club. As far as the Navarre Beach is concerned, it is hosting the event for the first time post a bid handed over by a representative.

As per Vind, there are a whole lot of considerations made in terms of the type of sailing, lake or an ocean, as well as whether to open a youth category. People sail in Navarre Beach always and they know the regatta supports numerous boats.

Although there are many features, the prominent one is the Special Olympics, which is like a mini regatta. The mini regatta will take place on Wednesday at around 11 30 am. The event is mainly organized for the benefit of the sailing team of Special Olympics for Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. The sailing competition will definitely be an interesting one and a week filled with a whole lot of fun, excitement and curiosity. The winner will be determined post completion of races after a week.

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