2017 Div. 4 Class Champions

Hobie Cat Rankings, 2017, Div. 4

As we wind down the year at the incredible sailing season we had, it is a good time to look back and recognize the class champions.  These are the sailors that put in the hard work, drove the miles, and climbed their way above the heap to claim the most points for the season.

Points are awarded based on class size as well as importance of the regatta.  For instance, an area championship (Quinault) will earn extra points and a national championship will earn the sailor the most points.  So if you are chasing the season championship then it pays to get to a bunch of regattas and do well.

These sailors will receive huge accolades, fame, and fortune.  Speaking tours, speeches, you name it.  Heck, any of them could run for office and win!  If you missed them on Good Morning, America, well, too gad.  They were great!

So here are the 2017 season champions in each of the Hobie classes.

Hobie 16

  1. J Rosenbach / Jessie Markovich
  2. Tim Webb / William Cran
  3. Will Nelson / Josh Markovich

Hobie 17

  1. Dave Wilder
  2. Lonnie Byers
  3. Dan Tarleton

Hobie 18

  1. Paul Evenden / Sarah Isaak
  2. Paul Von Stubbe / Vanessa Von Stubbe
  3. Gillian Thomson / Breshen Holmes-Slattery

Congratulations to each of these sailors for a job well done!

A couple of items to note.  Paul/Sarah were #1 in the NATION this year!  Nice going, guys.  Guess you figured out how to make that boat go!!  Von Stubbe and Thomson were 5 and 6, respectively, nationally.  Newbie sailors (to Hobiedom) Will Schwenger & Angie McLaughin were right behind in 8th in their first year sailing a Hobie.  Pretty cool!

In the 17s Wilder was 4th overall nationally.  And in the 16s Rosenbach was 27th overall.  But their standing would have been much higher had they gone to the North Americans, and had sailed in more than just the 4 regattas.

Overall Division 4 did a very respectable job.  For the full results click here.