Hobie Mid-Winters East Regional Championships




Event overview:

This is an annual event hosted by a registered Hobie club. The event

plays host to all Hobie Cat Association of North America (HCA-NA) registered members

in 15 of the eastern states including but not limited to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,

North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, Maine, New

York and for the East, Rhode Island. Although it is named Mid-Winters East, competitors

from all over the country will be welcome to participate. The race is one of the

determining factors in accumulating points to qualify for an invitation to the National

Championships and then the World Championships. This year our local club, CAT 44 of

Fort Lauderdale, has been recognized as having one of the best race venues in the country

and has been asked to put this event on.

Event Site:

 The event will be held on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the south end. Just north

of the beach parking lot. Sponsorship banners will be displayed at the race site where the

participants will check-in/register on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning

before the first race as well as any other location approved by the City of Fort


The host hotel will be the Bahia Cabana Resort, a long-standing landmark in the history

of the City of Fort Lauderdale, located just a block from the race site. The Bahia Cabana

has reserved a block of rooms for the participants and will cater our Saturday Night

Social event that will include photos/videos on a 15x15 ft. high definition screen of the

day's events and standings as well as live music, beverages and a buffet style dinner for

the participants. At the Social we will be raffling off merchandise provided by our

sponsors, dancing, drinking and telling lies about the day's racing.

Date and Time:

 The event will be held on March 25-27, 2011. This coincides with the

100 birthday of the City of Fort Lauderdale. The City has agreed to sanction this event as

part of this celebration. The first race will be held at approximately 11:00 AM. Saturday

morning with a scheduled races concluding around 4:00p.m. On Sunday we will start

approximately 10:00 AM. with  races concluding around 3:00p.m. with trophy

presentations immediately following on the beach.

Race information:


The actual race site will be directly off Fort Lauderdale Beach about

300 yards off the beach around the Las Olas Blvd. area. We presently expect about 50-60

boats. This will be broken up into different classes with there being approximately 40

double handed boats, 10 - 15 single handed boats and a small class of junior sailors with

about 5-10 boats for an approximate total of 100-125 participants as well as family

members and race staff. The racecourse will be a series of triangle courses determined by

the race committee with each race taking from 30-60 minutes, depending on the course

and weather conditions.

The entree fee is set at $85.00 for Double-Handed boats, $75.00 for Single-Handed boats

and $50.00 for juniors Double-Handed ($40 for Single). Late fee after (3-3-11 - $20).





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