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.