2013 Hobie Cat 16 European Championships start today in Cagliari with the first three events - Youth Spi, Masters and EHCA Spi Cup. Skippers' meeting is scheduled for 9.30 with the first start possibly at 12, if the wind cooperates. Official start lists will be published in the morning. A few new entries were accepted while some pre-registered teams could arrive at the last minute. Final numbers for the three fleets should not change much.
Hobie Cat 16 Women title will not be assigned for 2013: not enough teams entered the race and those few that had registered early decided to move to the Masters event or to the Open Spi Cup.
Teams from Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Australia will race along the Poetto beach, in Cagliari.