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Welcome to the Hobie 16 Worlds

Enjoy the races.

For the first time in 35 years, the Hobie 16 World Championships is taking place in the U.S. And there’s a reason it’s happening just offshore Captiva Island, Florida. Between the sailing and racing, you’ll find more than gentle Gulf waves, preserved nature and white-sand beaches brimming with seashells.

Sailing, Seashells and So Much More

When it comes to island activities on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, seashell collecting tops the list. Thanks to the unique formation of our islands and the currents of the Gulf, thousands of whole seashells wash ashore every day. Other offshore activities include kayaking, paddleboarding, boating and fishing. When you’re ready to venture inland, visit the River District, the colorful, cultural hub of downtown Fort Myers, jazzed up with art galleries, nightlife, lively restaurants and special events. Or, for a more historic adventure, seek out the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, where famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford lived in Fort Myers for wintertime warmth.

With so much to explore, there’s plenty of reasons to stay an extra day at the South Seas Island Resort when the sailboat races end. After all, you never know when you’ll find the island of your dreams.

For specific event dates or other information regarding the Hobie 16 World Championships, please visit HobieWorlds.com.




Hobie Deals

Cruise Sightseeing
Enjoy 20% off Ticket Purchases!
Keylime Bistro - 5% Discount on Breakfast and Brunch Food Menu Items
Sunshine Seafood Cafe & Wine Bar - 5% Discount on Any Meal
RC Otter's - 5% Discount on Breakfast and Brunch Food Menu Items
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Hobie 16 World Championship BOGO Wristbands
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Save 10% on a Sailing Lesson
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Cantina Captiva - 5% Discount on Any Meal
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$40 off at Roy's Restaurant
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$10 OFF Segway Tour on Sanibel Island

Hobie Accommodation Deals

Stay 6, Get 7th Night Free during the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championships!
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From $102/Night at La Quinta by Wyndham – Ft. Myers Sanibel Gateway!
$104 Including Breakfast Hobie World Championship
Captiva Island Inn - 22nd Hobie 16 World Championship Specials
Rates from $59 at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel Gateway
Rooms from $170/Night at 'Tween Waters
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