Hobie North Americans in Sea of Cortez:
The 2016 North American Championships for the Hobie 16 and 18 classes will be held off the beach in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Sailors from all over North America, from Guatemala to Puerto Rico to Canada, will compete in this international five day regatta from October 10th to 14th.
Hosted by the Arizona Hobie fleets – Fleet 514 in Tucson and Fleet 66 in Phoenix – the venue is home of Hobie racing for Arizona racers. Both fleets have been hosting Hobie regattas in Puerto Peñsaco for the last 30 years. In 2015, over 75 teams competed at the event in Florida and the 2016 event expect to accommodate a similar number.
An easy 4.5 hour drive from both Phoenix and Tucson, …
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Ones to Watch at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games:
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which run from September 7-18, will see up to 4,350 athletes from around 170 countries compete in 528 medal events across 22 different sports.
In an effort to make it easier to understand which athletes to look out for at Rio 2016, the International Paralympic Committee is announcing Ones to Watch in all 22 sports.
Damien Seguin (FRA) – Singlehanded (2.4mR class)
Seguin won Paralympic gold at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 but did not medal at London 2012. He returned to form in 2015 however, taking his fourth world title in the 2.4mR…
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