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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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Opti Sailors Winning with Quantum Sails

Optimist sailors across the globe are finding success with Quantum® sails as they prepare for the Opti World Championship later this year. Severin Gramm recently dominated the USODA Pacific Coast Championship, winning five of seven races to take the overall … Continue reading

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Shestopalov Gears Up for Optimist World Championship

Ivan Shestopalov at the 2014 South American Championship. Photo by Juila Sestopalov. Fourteen year-old Ivan Shestopalov is already an accomplished sailor. He came into 2014 fresh off a win at the Orange Bowl Regatta then won the Optimist South and … Continue reading

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