29-Aug-2016

Opti Event Gathers over 400 sailors

The second largest Opti event ever run in North America concluded at Sail Newport today.  The regatta gathered 407 Opti sailors from 14 continental  U.S. states, U.S.V.I., Puerto Rico and from Bermuda, Canada and Germany.  The biggest Opti event ever run in North Americas was also run by Sail Newport in 2009 with 425 boats.  Sail Newport hosted the three-day 2016 USODA New England Championship presented by Helly Hansen from their headquarters in Fort Adams State Park.   Florida Opti sailors monopolized the top two slots with Stephan Baker of Coral Reef Yacht Club emerging the overall winner with all first place finishes after one drop. National champion Justin Callahan of Lauderdale YC and Newport, finished second with a (1-1-2-1-4). Daven Subbian (CA) was just two points behind Callahan (1-4-2-2-2) for a third place trophy. Full results and story:http:/www.sailnewport.org/regattas/Opti%20NEs/optines

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