3 January 2014
These sail boats provide an incredibly exciting spectator sport as they glide across the bay at frantic speeds.
The competition brings the best from around the world to sail in what is one of the largest and most popular catamaran class on the planet. Over 20 countries are expected to be represented during the two weeks, and hundreds of competitors and supporters will flock to the area to see the high-skilled racing.
Each boat is purpose built and identical, so there's no chance of technology winning the race for the competitors – each sailor must rely on pure skill to make it over the finish line first and win the trophy.
Not only will the event provide great entertainment, there's also plenty more to see and do in this stunning location during the beautiful summer season.
For instance, you can head out on a boat for your own adventure around the shoreline. Check out the kayak hire options and tours. This is a great way to get closer to the pristine blue waters and pale sands with your friends or family either on a guided trip or a self-guided around the bay.
A fishing tour will enable you see even more of this seascape, getting you out on the water for a chance to catch marlin, tuna, kingfish, snapper, morwong or flathead fish. It's no wonder this is one of the most popular fishing spots on the South Coast, and it would be a shame to miss it!
While you don't need to book a ticket to see the Hobie 16 racing, you will need to book your Jervis Bay accommodation ahead of time, as there will be plenty of people staying in the area during the championships.