Opti Event Today in Perfect Sailing Conditions
The regatta is expected to be the third largest one-design regatta in the world this year. Jack Parkin (Greenwich, CT), who is eleven years old, leads the fleet of Optimist sailors with a 5-2-1-1 (9) and an impressive early lead. The top girl after the first day of racing is Fourteen-year-old Meredith Megarry (Ontario, Canada) in eighth place overall and the current Canadian Optimist Champion. 376 sailors from U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Argentina, British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Switzerland are in Newport for two more days of racing.