September 11-15, 2006, Narragansett Rhode Island - In September 2006 the thirty sixth Hobie 16 North Americans, aka: The Continentals, will land on the beach in Narragansett Rhode Island. For Hobie 16 racers from Guatemala to Canada this is the years main event. Year after year the 16 Continentals attracts the biggest one-design catamaran fleet on the continent with the competition and the parties to match.
Some come to measure their skills against the best and some for the parties but everyone comes to celebrate this simple one-design that started it all. This years host, Hobie Fleet 448, would like to extend an invitation to Hobie 16 sailors everywhere to come to Rhode Island and be part of the story.
Narragansett is truly one of the worlds best sailing sites. The venue offers a unique combination of open water racing and protected launching and beaching inside a man made harbor. The average wind speeds for September are consistently in the low teens with an average temperature of about 75F. You can't beat it so don't miss it.
Go to www.HCA-NA.org for registration information.