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Ralphie Marino

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If you want to see a champion crowned, you are in the right place. Here is hoping the Red Tide holds off, or doesn’t get too crazy. 500 sailors are in Lee County this weekend for the Hobie Worlds. This is like the world cup for catamaran racing. People of all ages from all over the world are racing in different events starting on Saturday. It is the first time in 35 years the races have been held in the United States. This is the first time it’s ever been hosted in Florida. Races will be held November 2-16. With red tide growing along the coasts of Lee and Collier Counties, organizers said they are watching. They said Lee County officials are in touch with them every day for an update on the water. If it were bad enough, events could be canceled. Event officials said they are staying positive, and don’t expect the red tide to keep sailors from the water.

I think I would get tossed right off the catamaran, but watching these are very cool!