2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships

September 16, 2019 – September 20, 2019 all-day
Harrison Hot Springs
BC V0M 1K0
Paul Evenden

Now the park is empty again and everyone is wending their way home, I truly want to thank everyone who made the journey from near and far to attend the event at our favorite location to sail. Yes, the week got off to a wet start with a rainy weekend, a no-wind Monday and a wet, shifty northerly on Tuesday. Wednesday started with the Northerly then went glassy, then our true Harrison Wind showed up. About 2:30 the call came over the radio: ‘The southerly is here and it’s building!’ The wind quickly rose to 10-12 knots and 3 races were quickly  run giving us an Event (3 races) and a throwout! (5 races). Everyone hit the beach and enjoyed the evening party with hope and enthusiasm. Thursday the wind was ready before we were and another 5 races were run under sunny skies with the wind rising to gusts of 15-16 knots. Friday appeared the same way, wind on the course, sunny skies and 4 more races were run with winds peaking at 17 knots. There were many great starts, a few capsizes, some exciting downwind runs and a lot of smiles on the sailors as they crossed the finish line. The event finished with 14 races in total over the course of the week. A big thanks to our Food providers: Debbie Hughes (Sunday/ Monday), Memphis Blue BBQ House Kelowna (Wednesday), and Lori’s Catering Harrison (Friday) for their excellent meals. Also a big thanks to our entertainers Todd Richard (Sunday) and Cousin Harley (Wednesday). As always, sponsors make a big difference in any event like this, support them when you can. But most of all, a huge thanks to all the volunteers who made the event what is was through their commitment of time and energy to make it all work as smoothly as it did. Be sure to give them the recognition they deserve when next you see them.

Paul Evenden, Event Chair, Event PRO

Final Results

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Sailing Instructions

2019 H16-20 NOR


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9 thoughts on “2019 Hobie 16/20 North American Championships”

  1. I am letting everyone know that if you are thinking about booking a room at the Harrison Beach Hotel, you need to call the Hotel directly to make your reservation. We have all the rooms blocked off for our event at a special rate, but only until March 13th. Before that if you try to book online, there will be no rooms available. As of today, 7 rooms are booked, so make your calls early!
    Harrison Beach Hotel, http://www.harrisonbeachhotel.com,

    1. Guaranteed room reservations have now ended a the Harrison Beach Hotel. But don’t dismay, you can still get a room at the group rate. You can visit online or by phoning and use the code: HCR-19. The rooms are now open to the public to book, so they can’t be sure to have them… so book early if you want to stay there!

  2. Thinking of attending the H16 championships with my wife. Seems like a beautiful location race and vacation. I run funtosail.com in Hayden Idaho, a Hobie cat dealership and sailing school.

  3. Just to let you know how much fun we are going to have, here is a video of the band Cousin Harley who will be performing for us on Wednesday night in the Harrison Town Hall. With food supplied by Memphis Blues BBQ house, it’s going to be a fantastic night! Don’t miss it!

  4. Hi Paul Again thanks for all the work you and the crew put in for a great regatta. I can’t find the final results on regatta network or the division website. Where should I look. Thanks for all. Mark Ralph

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