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Two Top-Five Finishes in 68-boat Opti Fleet

The USODA hosted the Gulf Coast Championship at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club March 21-22. The fleet of 68 sailors was split into three divisions and competed in nine races. After a long weekend of racing, Dutch Byerly and Harrison Menszer – racing with … Continue reading

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Maryland Brothers Tackle Optis Together

Twelve year-old brothers Jordan and Sam Bruce started racing three years ago at the Annapolis Yacht Club. What started as a summer camp activity has turned into a passion for the young sailors. Though they train and compete together, they’re … Continue reading

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Florida Teen Julia Johansson Making Waves in Opti Class

Thirteen year-old Miami, Florida native Julia Johansson is a sailing legacy. She started sailing two years ago after watching her brother sail with Team USA in Palamos, Spain. It looked like fun so she gave it a try. Two years … Continue reading

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