The Hobie 16 South African Hobie Championships will be sailed from ‘Hobie Beach’ Plettenberg Bay. Of course they would be racing at ‘Hobie Beach’. Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Plett lies on South Africa’s Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town.
Plettenberg Bay, Hobie Beach, was also the location for the 5th Hobie 14 World Championships . There were two young South African sailors in the top 15 at the 1979 Hobie 14 World Champions. Both went on to win Hobie World Championships. They will be back again showing their Hobie racing skills.