nd Hobie 16 World Championship to Take Place in Captiva, Nov. 1 – 16, 2019
CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — South Seas Island Resort has been named the Official Host Hotel of the Hobie 16 World Championship. From Nov. 1-16, 2019, the International Hobie® Class Association (IHCA) will bring its prestigious sailing event to South Seas Island Resort, marking the first time in 35 years that Hobie will host a World Championship in the U.S.
“We’re proud to serve as a home-away-from-home for the world-class athletes and their families who will travel to Captiva Island from around the globe,” said Bob Walter, Regional Managing Director of South Seas Island Resort. Walter continued, “Our iconic resort has captured the hearts of sailing enthusiasts for decades, and our superior location and pristine natural surroundings coupled with a multitude of dining and recreational options offer the ideal setting for the Hobie 16 World Championship.”
Throughout the Championship, South Seas Island Resort will play host to more than 1,000 athletes and 336 teams on 60 new Hobie Cat racing catamaran sailboats. Sailors from 30 countries are expected to attend. In past world events, as many as 7,000 people have attended the championships.
“South Seas Island Resort is honored to be the designated location of this exciting upcoming championship event,” said Interstate Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President of Operations, Elie Khoury. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host these talented athletes and showcase our property’s renowned location as a destination rich in recreation.”
The racecourse will be located just off Sunset Beach, affording spectators a picturesque setting in which to watch exhilarating races. Sailors from around the world will compete in three world championship disciplines: Women’s, Youth and Open, and three additional disciplines; Masters Cup, Grand Masters Cup and Great Grand Masters Cup.
For reservations or more information about South Seas Island Resort, please call 1-800-533-5553 or visit www.southseas.com. For all details regarding the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships visit www.hobieworlds.com.
About South Seas Island Resort
A 330-acre destination beach resort and wildlife preserve, South Seas Island Resort is located on Captiva Island, just off the Florida Gulf Coast. With two and a half miles of exclusive white-sand beach, the resort offers a destination rich in recreation and surrounding native wildlife. The celebrated family-friendly property boasts 471 accommodations including guestrooms and suites, one to three bedroom condominiums, and private home rentals, all featuring balconies or lanais to enjoy water views and wildlife. An array of activities are available for guests of all ages with 20 swimming pools, beachfront golf, tennis, full-service spa, waterfront dining options, watersports and boutique shopping. In addition, guests delight in world-class shelling, eco-cruises and nature tours, epic fishing, fitness center and yoga studio, an on-site photography studio, painting classes and special event and meeting space. For more information, please visit www.southseas.com.