Gavin Colby/Sasha Marks in action
Top 3 placegetters hold a training session in Perth
The top three champions for the The Hog's Breath Cafe & Hobie Cat Australasia - Australian Hobie Class National Championships 2009 / 2010 are (1) Gavin Colby/Sasha Marks, (2) Darren Smith/Josie Mark, (3) Taylor Booth/Emma Sturgeon.
The Hobie 16 Open Championships were held from 2 - 5 January 2010 at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club. The first three days challenged the endurance of 47 teams with strong wind-speeds and persistent wind-swell. The final day offered complex light-wind conditions and a welcome change for many of the Hobie 16 sailors.
Full results are available at http://www.hobiecatnationals.com.au/results/
On Sunday 31 January at 10 AM, Gavin Colby - 2009 / 2010 Australian Hobie 16 National Champion will be giving a sailing clinic at Nedlands Yacht Club located on the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia.
Gavin will interacting with the audience's questions in addition to talking about a variety of aspects of sailing in the Nationals.
How important is the start and how does he start?
What has he learnt during the Nationals?
What if anything did he do differently at the end of the series contrasting with the beginning of the series?
What changes does he make for the different wind and sea conditions?
Parking is free and no reservation is required for this 10 AM event.
Food can be purchased from the Nedlands Yacht Club (NYC) galley. Races will start at 1:30 PM. Guests are welcome to enjoy the bar and facility during and after racing. NYC is fully licensed, please no outside alcoholic beverages on the premises.
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The Hobie Cat Association Western Australia is the managing body for amateur racing of the Hobie catamaran in Western Australia. The association is recognized by the International Hobie Class Association and International Sailing Federation.