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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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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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