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Tommy Sitzmann and His Mismatched Socks Are Making Waves in the Opti Class

Ten year old Optimist sailor Tommy Sitzmann had a “white hot” summer winning several White Fleet events, often by large margins. Sailing against mostly older competitors, Tommy tied for the overall win at Rock Hall, placed in the top three … Continue reading

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Opti Sailor Dutch Byerly Continues a Family Tradition

Eighth grader Dutch Byerly started sailing Optis after admiring his older brother sail. Dutch decided to try it too and was instantly hooked. At 13-years old he’s approaching the end of his Opti career, but he’s set big goals for … Continue reading

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Ohio Teen Ian Moran Pursues His Passion On The Water

15-year old Rocky River, Ohio resident Ian Moran started racing at sail camp seven years ago. He caught the racing bug immediately. He’s already finished on the podium in several Opti regattas, and is now expanding his skills to include … Continue reading

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