US Sailing Center – Martin County puts on another great Junior Olympic Regatta

The team traveled to Jensen Beach, FL for the US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival at the US Sailing Center – Martin County. 110 RWB Optis, 75 Green Fleet Optis, 420s, Open Bics, and a couple windsurfing fleets were all on the water together. It was very cool to see such a diverse fleet out sailing on the Indian River.

We had 11 sailors in  Red, White, and Blue Opti Fleet with Thomas Rice leading the way on the final scores in 5th Place overall. The Florida local Opti regattas are always a tough fleet and with our group and a big group from the Virgin Islands mixed in, this was a really good year for this event. Last year we only had 3 sailors, but the word is spreading that this is an event to put on your winter sailing calendar.

The rest of the team had a great showing as well with 5 in the top 25 and 6 in the top 30. In White Fleet we were 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th. A highlight for the team had to be the last race of the regatta where we had the 1st, 5th, 6th, and 9th place boats.

Looking forward to coming back next year.

Link to the results


4 Sailors Qualify for Lake Garda Meeting – 12 Sailors total to International Regattas

Madeleine Rice, Maddie Hawkins, Stephanie Houck, and Jake Vickers have qualified for the US team heading to the Lake Garda next spring for one of the largest (800+ optis) regattas in the world.

That brings to a total of 12 the number of SailStrong members heading to international regattas for Team USA next spring. Keep up the hard work so you are ready when you get there.