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The Boardwalk Hobie 16 Nationals 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:43What is Sebago? Would you like the long answer or the short one? Simply put…it’s a way of life. Something that we got to learn on our four day shoot at the Boardwalk Hobie 16 Nationals 2012 held in Port Elizabeth, a perfect event to be held in the Windy City. Spanning from the Friday to the Monday this event sets the best Hobie racers in the country against each other and takes the crew of 4x4 Video along for the action .
This fantastic event was sponsored by The Boardwalk, Sebego and Hobie. The first day had very little action and coming from the harsh conditions of our previous event*, we weren’t sure if this sailing thing was quite for us. BUT day two brought with it the Sebago girls accompanied by other hot bodies that filled the beach to come and watch the action. Just like that we were back in! The day started with a lack of wind, but that picked up by mind day. Two races were held and Blaine Dobbs won both. Setting himself up as the man to beat in the coming races.
Day 3 started off with people playing around with Hobie’s array of products, such as the Hobie Paddleboard and the Hobie Kayak, as they waited for the races to begin. With a southerly wind coming in it was time to set the sails. Throughout the competition we have been setting up a large number of cameras at unorthodox angles to capture the action and the end result has been fantastic. Easily one of the best looking shows with phenomenal shots we’ve ever produced.
With the dawn breaking on the final day of The Boardwalk Hobie 16 Nationals for 2012 it was go time for the competitors. The day came with some good sailing winds predicted around 15 knots. For us this was definitely an exciting experience to see the Hobie’s battle it out on the open sea. At the end Allan Lawrence placed as overall winner for this year’s competition and we definitely won our sea legs. The Boardwalk Hobie 16 Nationals returns next year and we look forward to catching the action again.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the National Sea Rescue Institute who helped ensure the safety of everybody involved.
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